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Guide to the Albert N. Verno Letters MSS.2026

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Burke

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

September 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-12-03T10:56-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Albert N. Verno Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2026

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 linear foot (11 letters, 8 envelopes)

Dates:

1933-1944

Abstract:

This collection consists of eleven letters from Albert N. Verno, United States Army, to his friend, Robert (Bob) Haas, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Camp Croft and Lake Charles, Louisiana, from December 11, 1942, to December 11, 1944, during World War Two.

creator

Verno, Albert N.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of eleven letters from Albert N. Verno, United States Army, to his friend, Robert (Bob) Haas, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Camp Croft and Lake Charles, Louisiana, from December 11, 1942 to December 11, 1944, during World War Two.

Albert Verno does not state where he is because of the censorship regulations. He mentions that he has been around the islands, writes South Pacific on his last two letters, and was in Australia and Fiji. It sounds as though they met in training. They write about "other boys" they know and how they are doing. Verno also mentions what he does during his free time---movies, going to the beach, etc.

Biographical/Historical note

The letters mention Camp Croft, a World War Two Army Infantry Replacement Center located near Spartanburg, South Carolina. This camp was known as a Replacement Training Center (RTC).

Preferred Citation:

The Albert N. Verno Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2007

Processing Information:

Processed by

April Burnett, 2008

Albert N. Verno Letters Box SC0005 Folder 2026.1