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Guide to the Ralph A. Lucente Letters MSS.2153

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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

March 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-20T14:27-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Ralph A. Lucente Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2153

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 linear foot (3 Letters)

Dates:

1945

Abstract:

Letters from Marine recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina, at the end of World War Two, to family (father and brothers) at home in Youngstown, Ohio. Describes camp life, training, and happiness in Marines.

creator

Lucente, Ralph A.

Scope and Contents note

All letters are addressed to Mr. Anthony Lucente in Youngstown, Ohio with salutation reading "Pap, Gene, and Jr.," presumably father and brothers. Describes general conditions and daily schedule in camp, recreation activities, and friends. Also expresses happiness with his decision to become a Marine rather than continue formal school. Two letters are on U.S. Marines letterhead and one on American Red Cross.

Biographical/Historical note

Marine recruit at Parris Island, South Carolina, for training at the end of World War Two.

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Allison Winston, August 2008

Preferred Citation:

Ralph A. Lucente Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Source(s)

Hall, Wade H. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Ralph A. Lucente Letters Box SC 0009 Folder 2153