Third Thursday Speaker Presentation “Connecticut Archives Month Discussion with author/historian Edward A. Gutierrez”


“Connecticut Archives Month Discussion with author/historian Edward A. Gutierrez”


(Hartford) Connecticut Archives Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the value of Connecticut’s historical records and archives as well as the archivists who oversee them.  The Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board has led the initiative on Connecticut Archives Month since 2005.  In celebration of Connecticut Archives Month, author and historian Edward Gutierrez will be the Third Thursday Speaker on October 15, 2015, from Noon to 12:45 in Memorial Hall, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT.   

As a student worker at the Connecticut State Library, Dr. Gutierrez stumbled upon a treasure trove of World War I questionnaires from soldiers from the American Expeditionary Forces that returned from Europe in 1919.  He will discuss how that discovery and other interesting finds in the Connecticut State Archives and other archival institutions lead to his latest book Doughboys on the Great WarDoughboys on the Great War, presents a chorus of soldiers’ voices speaking directly of the expectations, motivations, and experiences as infantrymen on the Western Front in World War I.

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About the Author: Edward A. Gutierrez received his PhD from Ohio State University and is a lecturer at Northeastern University. He has taught a variety of courses on history, culture, and warfare. The recipient of a Harry Frank Guggenheim research grant, his work has appeared in A Concise Companion to the Meuse-Argonne; Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond; and Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History, among other volumes.