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Guide to the Homer Blaine Bledsoe Letter and Photographs MSS.2035

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by April Burnett

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-08-12T15:24-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Homer Blaine Bledsoe Letter and Photographs

Unit ID:

MSS.2035

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet 1 letter, 6 photographs, 1 envelope

Dates:

circa 1928 - 1943

Abstract:

Six photographs and a letter from Homer Blaine Bledsoe, North Africa, during World War II, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bledsoe, Morehead, Kentucky, December 14, 1943.

creator

Bledsoe, Homer Blaine

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a letter from Homer Blaine Bledsoe, North Africa, during World War II, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bledsoe, Morehead, Kentucky, December 14, 1943. He writes about receiving their Christmas package and working. There are six photographs. Four are of Bledsoe during World War II, and two are childhood photos of him.

Processing Information:

Processed by

April Burnett, 2008

Access Restrictions:

none

Preferred Citation:

Homer Blaine Bledsoe Letter and Photographs, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2007

Biographical/Historical note

Sergeant Homer Blaine Bledsoe served in the United States Army during World War II. He was born in 1921 and is buried at Trumbo Cemetery in Soldier, Kentucky. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Joel F. Bledsoe. Joel Bledsoe served in the Spanish-American War. Joel Bledsoe was born in 1879 and died in 1964. He is also buried at the Trumbo Cemetery.

Related Archival Materials note

Joel F. Bledsoe Letters, Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Source(s)

Hall, Wade, 1934- (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Correspondence (aat)

Photographs (lcsh)

Travel and Tourism (localbroad)

War and Military (localbroad)

World War II (localbroad)

World War, 1939-1945 (lcsh)

Letter Box SC0005 Folder 2035.01