Courrege Papers
Selection of photographs and postcards belonging to Oscar René Courrege which pertain to his military service in France in 1918 and 1919. This newly acquired collection was processed and cataloged in 2017.

Oscar René Courrege Papers, Mss. 5225
Biographical note:
Oscar René Courrege was born on January 20, 1888 in New Iberia, Louisiana, the first of four children of Joseph Bertrand Courrégé and Adele Crapé. He served in the United States Army during World War I, as a private in the 35th Service Co., Signal Corps, before his appointment to the rank of corporal in September of 1919. His fluency in French enabled him to work as a telephone operator, a role he filled while stationed in Cheverny, France and Paris. Referring to himself as René during his early years, he married Amilda Renoudet on April 24, 1923. Courrege died in August of 1970.

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