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Guide to the Wyndham G. Allen Letters MSS.2042

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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 2009-08-28T16:24-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Wyndham G. Allen Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2042

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

SC0005 2042.1
Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet 11 letters, 7 envelopes

Dates:

1941-1942

Abstract:

This collection consists of eleven letters from Wyndham G. Allen, United States Army, during World War II, to his sister, Francesca Allen, Louisville, Kentucky. The dates of these letters range from June 15, 1941 to April 16, 1943. He writes about his daily activities, getting a furlough, being in Africa, and missing his family.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of eleven letters from Wyndham G. Allen, United States Army, during World War II, to his sister, Francesca Allen, Louisville, Kentucky. The dates of these letters range from June 15, 1941 to April 16, 1943. He writes about his daily activities, getting a furlough, being in Africa, and missing his family.

Processing Information:

Processed by

April Burnett, 2008

Preferred Citation:

The Wyndham G. Allen Letters, 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

Wyndham G. Allen was born in Kentucky in 1915. He enlisted in the United States Army on February 17, 1941 in Los Angeles, California.

Source: The National Archives. Access to Archival Databases (AAD). 16 Jan 2008. http://www.aad.archives.gov.