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Guide to the Lamar Aldridge papers MSS.0059

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-29T15:00-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Lamar Aldridge papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0059

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1917-1919

Abstract:

Letters home written while Aldridge was in training in Georgia and then serving in France during World War I.

creator

Aldridge, Lamar, 1893-1939

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of letters home written while Aldridge was in training in Georgia and then serving in France during World War I. They address training, the French people, combat, and Aldridge's desire to return home. The collection also includes a roster of his training company, as well as a paper titled "The Story of the 325th."

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Jane Newton, 1983

Processing Information:

Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

A native of Catherine, Wilcox County, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama law school, Aldridge served in the 325th Infantry in World War I, attaining the rank of captain. He was later a vice president of Alabama Power Company.

Preferred Citation:

Lamar Aldridge papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Armed Forces (lcsh)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Personal correspondence (aat)

Soldiers--Alabama--Correspondence (lcsh)

Soldiers--Correspondence (lcsh)

War and Military (localbroad)

World War, 1914-1918 (lcsh)

Aldridge, Lamar Box 2647