"Redlands in Europe" from the book "Redlands in World War I"
Join us at the A.K. Smiley Public Library for an author presentation titled "Redlands in Europe" by Don McCue, one of the co-authors of the book "Redlands in World War I"
When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11 am
Where: A.K. Smiley Public Library, Assembly Room
125 W. Vine Street, Redlands, CA 92374
Information: (909) 798-7632
Free and open to the public
"Redlands in World War I" is co-authored by
● Don McCue, Director of the A.K. Smiley Public Library
● Ann Deegan, local historian
● Nathan Gonzales, Archivist at the A.K. Smiley Public Library
● Maria Carrillo Colato, Associate Archivist at the A.K. Smiley Public Library
The book, published by The History Press, is available at the A.K. Smiley Public Library or directly through Arcadia Press: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467136099
About "Redlands in World War I:
Upon declaration of war on April 6, 1917, Redlands mobilized immediately. The local National Guard Company G departed on April 4 to Arcadia and quickly relocated to San Diego. Residents worked to establish a chapter of the American Red Cross and formed war committees through the YMCA, YWCA and Salvation Army. Thousands of residents pulled together to serve the war at home, donating their time and orchestrating bond drives. More than 800 locals served in the military, and Redlanders could be found fighting in every major battle involving American troops. Thirty-nine men and one woman made the ultimate sacrifice. This book commemorates the community’s perseverance and sacrifices during the Great War.
The History Press
Publisher: The History Press
Images: 86 Black And White
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
About the Authors:
● Don McCue has been the director of A.K. Smiley Public Library and its affiliated museum, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine, since 2013. For the prior 26 years, he served as the library’s archivist and head of special collections, as well as curator of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine.
● Ann Cordy Deegan has taught at numerous universities over the last 30 years and does research, writing and publishing in areas of U.S. history, particularly 19th and early 20th century times.
● Nathan D. Gonzales has co-authored three books about the Redlands area and serves A.K. Smiley Public Library as archivist and head of special collections, as well as curator of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine.
● Maria Carrillo Colato is associate archivist of special collections at A.K. Smiley Public Library and the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. She has worked in museums and special collections in Southern California since 2006.
The project came together a few years ago when author Deegan began researching the topic using archives online and at the A.K. Smiley Public Library’s Heritage Room. Colato, Gonzales and McCue came on board after Deegan explained the idea, and the group began researching topics of interest. In addition to local and online archives, they reached out to the public in 2015, seeking material related to Redlands and the war.
Six chapters focus on different aspects of the war. For example, Gonzales oversaw a chapter titled “The War at Home,” while Deegan managed two, “Drafted into War” and “Choosing to Serve: Enlisting.”