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Guide to the Lewis P. Schindler letters MSS.2122

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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 2009-12-03T11:05-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Lewis P. Schindler letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2122

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 linear foot (6 letters with envelopes, 1 holiday greeting card with envelope)

Dates:

1943-1944

Abstract:

Lewis Schindler, while stationed in Camp Cooke, California; Toledo, Ohio; and Camp Bowie, Texas writes letters to his friend, Mr. Lanier Merritt, of the landscape, daily military life, his travels, and his position as a Special Duty Officer at Camp Bowie, Texas, during World War Two.

creator

Schindler, Lewis P.

Biographical/Historical note

Lewis Schindler enlisted in the Army on February 19, 1943. He is stationed in Camp Cooke, California; Toledo, Ohio; and Camp Bowie, in Brownwood, Texas.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Jamie Burke, August 2008

Scope and Contents note

All letters are written to a Mr. Lanier Merritt of Nashville, Tennessee, a friend of Mr. Schindler. The letters discuss the landscape near Camp Cooke, California, including the Sierra Nevada and Catalina Island. He discusses daily exercises, playing music, and his travel from Camp Cooke, California to Clerical school in Toledo, Ohio. He discusses the possibility of returning home and what he misses. He is on special duty at Camp Bowie, in charge of a depot of weapons. Some letters are written on Army stationery.

Preferred Citation:

Lewis P. Schindler Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Lewis P. Schindler letters Box SC 0008 Folder 2122

Letter from Lewis Schindler, Camp Santa Anita, Arcadia, California, to Lanier Merritt, Nashville, Tennessee, March 6, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32250

Letter from Lewis Schindler, Camp Cooke, Lompoc, California, to Lanier Merritt, Nashville, Tennessee, July 19, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32251

Letter from Lewis Schindler, Toledo, Ohio, to Lanier Merritt, Nashville, Tennessee, January 2, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32252

Letter from Lewis Schindler, Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas, to Lanier Merritt, Nashville, Tennessee, July 22, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32253

Letter from Lewis Schindler, Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas, to Lanier Merritt, Nashville, Tennessee, September 13, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32254

Letter from Lewis Schindler, Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas, to Lanier Merritt, Nashville, Tennessee, November 26, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32255

Letter from Lewis Schindler, Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas, to Lanier Merritt, Nashville, Tennessee, December 23, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32256