Christ: Staff Sergeant Robert Albert Christ Scrapbook, 1943-1944

Collection: The Scrapbook Collection

Call No.: MG-434, Box 023

Title: Staff Sergeant Robert Albert Christ Scrapbook, 1943-1944

Dates: 1943-1944

Extent: 1 volume

Creator: Unknown.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 22


Description:   This scrapbook contains information about the late Staff Sergeant Robert Albert Christ. There are photographs, photographic postcards of celebrities, military ephemera, drawings, newspaper articles and an obituary. The majority of the photographs are unidentified. There is also a copy of Christ’s will. Staff Sergeant Christ served in the U.S. Army during World War II.


Conditions for Access: Please fill out a call slip for viewing.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: May not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Carlos Sanchez, 6 June 2002.


Subjects: Christ, Robert Albert, d. 1944.

World War II, 1939-1945.






Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Lancaster County (Pa.) — History, local.

Lancaster (Pa.)


Administrative/Biographical History: Robert Albert Christ

Robert Albert Christ was a Lancaster native who worked at Armstrong Cork Company before enlisting in the United States Army on 23 November 1942. Christ served overseas during World War II as a Staff Sergeant starting on 15 March 1944 until he was killed in action on 2 August 1944. His Purple Heart was presented to his mother, Olive M. McFalls. His mother and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David M. Warfel, held local services for him.


Custodial History: Previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Book 172.

Cataloged by: CRB, October 2007.

This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.