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Guide to the Harold E. Little Letter MSS.2040

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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 2009-08-28T16:19-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Harold E. Little Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2040

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

SC0005 2040.1
Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet 1 letter, 1 envelope

Dates:

1944 October 2

Abstract:

This collection consists of a letter from Harold E. Little, Shoemaker, California, to Robert and Richard Young, Chicago, Illinois, October 2, 1944.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a letter from Harold E. Little, Shoemaker, California, to Robert and Richard Young, Chicago, Illinois, October 2, 1944. Harold Little is enlisted in the United States Navy and states that he is “waiting for a ship.” He also writes about missing home and missing his wife.

Processing Information:

Processed by

April Burnett, 2008

Preferred Citation:

The Harold E. Little Letter, W.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

Harold E. Little was in the United States Navy during World War II, and he was stationed at Camp Parks in Shoemaker, California, during the time of this letter.

“Camp Parks had its beginning during World War II as a Navy Base. In 1942 land acquisition and construction began and the completed base was commissioned Jan. 19, 1943 as home to the Navy Seabees. At one point there were 94,000 Seabees stationed at Camp Parks. The installation was named after Rear Admiral Charles W. Parks, Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks for the US Navy, during the years 1918 thru 1921. To the east of Camp Parks laid Camp Shoemaker and the U.S. Naval Hospital Shoemaker, also built during the war. The three Navy bases lying side by side were called "Fleet City" and were identified as being in the town of Shoemaker, California, a town that does not exist today.”