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Guide to the Menial Horton Kiser Letters MSS.2034

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by April Burnette

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T15:58-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Menial Horton Kiser Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2034

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

SC0005 2034.1
Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet 6 letters, 7 photographs, 2 envelopes

Dates:

1943-1946

Abstract:

This collection consists of six letters from Corporal Menial Horton Kiser, United States Army, during World War II, to his family in Kentucky and Indiana. Also includes seven photographs.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of six letters from Corporal Menial Horton Kiser, United States Army, during World War II, to his family. Two of the letters are written to his “Pop,” Mr. Colson Kiser, Jeffersonville, Indiana. The letter dated April 1, 1944, to his father, Edna, and Jack, is a partial letter with only one page. One is written to his brother, Jack Kiser, Olive Hill, Kentucky. Another letter is written to “Pop, Edna, and Jack,” from Mimy (Horton’s wife) and Horton. The last letter is to Edna and Jack from Mimy and Horton.

He writes a little about his duties, dating, needing them to send him cigarettes, family sickness, his marriage, and his “Pop’s” death.

He also writes to his brother, Jack, that he received a Bronze Star for the North Africa Campaign.

Processing Information:

Processed by

April Burnett, 2008

Preferred Citation:

The Menial Horton Kiser Letters, S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2007

Biographical/Historical note

Corporal Menial Horton Kiser was in the 555 Replacement Company with the United States Army. He enlisted on November 3, 1942.