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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Victor Hugo Friedman papers MSS.0545

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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

2007

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

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April 2013
Collection Title:

Victor Hugo Friedman papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0545

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.83 Linear feet

Dates:

1918

Abstract:

Personal and official correspondence, photographs of a camp in the Alps, lieutenant's commission, Croce al Merito di Guerra, and various items issued by the military to this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native.

creator

Friedman, Victor Hugo, 1878-1965

Biographical/Historical note

Victor Hugo Friedman was a prominent Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native and former University of Alabama football player. The founder of the Red Cross chapter in Tuscaloosa, he also served as an ambulance driver in the military for six months in Italy during World War I. He was stationed at the highest base in the Alps in August 1918. For his service to Italian soldiers in the mountains, the Italian government awarded him the Croce al Merito di Guerra (War Merit Cross).

Preferred Citation:

Victor Hugo Friedman papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains Friedman's personal and official correspondence, photographs of a camp in the Alps, his lieutenant's commission, his Croce al Merito di Guerra and other military pins and ribbons, and various items issued to him by the military. Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author's surname, and outgoing correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Tuscaloosa Red Cross Chapter

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

updated by John McIlwain, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Source(s)

American Red Cross (lcsh)

Artifacts (aat)

Awards (aat)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Community organization--United States (lcsh)

Correspondence (aat)

Maps (aat)

Military records (aat)

Photographs (aat)

Soldiers--Alabama--Correspondence (lcsh)

University of Alabama--Alumni and alumnae. (lcsh)

War and Military (localbroad)

World War I (localbroad)

Official Red Cross Business Box 5069 Folder 1

Outgoing Personal Correspondence Box 5069 Folder 2

Incoming Personal Correspondence Box 5069 Folder 3

Photographs from the Alpine Camp Box 5069 Folder 4

Maps and Miscellaneous Items Box 5069 Folder 5

Friedman Newspaper Announcements Box 5069 Folder 6

Lieutenant Friedman's Commission Box 5672 Folder 1

Artifacts

Components in Detail

Croce al Merito di Guerra (Italian - War Merit Cross) Medal and Service Ribbons (framed) Box 5437

Enameled water bottle Box 5437

Entrenching Tool Box 5437

Wallet Box 5437

Service Ribbons in Snap Front Box Box 5437