Frank Buckles Papers A&M.4307

Frank Buckles Papers A&M.4307


West Virginia and Regional History Center

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069

Jane LaBarbara

West Virginia and Regional History Center
Frank Buckles Papers1900-2006ca. 1940s-1990s
1.2 Linear Feet 1 ft. 1 1/2 in. (2 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 flat storage box, 3 1/2 in.); (1 oversize folder)
Buckles, Frank Woodruff, 1901-2011
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

A&M 4307, Frank Buckles Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.

Scope and Contents

Papers of Frank Woodruff Buckles (born Wood Buckles, February 1, 1901 - February 27, 2011), a United States Army corporal and the last surviving American military veteran of World War I. During World War II, he was captured by Japanese forces in the Philippines as a civilian prisoner. After the war, Buckles married in San Francisco and moved to Gap View Farm near Charles Town, West Virginia, where he worked until age 105. Collection includes incoming correspondence, photographs, military records, ephemera from his travels, clippings, notes, magazines, menus, and more. Subjects include Buckles' biography, his interest in genealogy and his local historical society, Chateau Carolands/Remillard, the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Bataan Day, and more. The collection includes very little material from the World War I era, some materials from World War II, and more materials from Buckles' life after the wars. This collection is minimally processed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Buckles, Frank Woodruff, 1901-2011
  • World War II.