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Guide to the Elbert Nixdorf Letters MSS.2271

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

October 2010

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-22T12:58-0500

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English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Elbert Nixdorf Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2271

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (Twelve letters)

Dates:

1937-1954

Language of Materials note

English, Spanish, and French.

Abstract:

Letters written to Nixdorf of Lancaster, Pennsylvania who served in the U.S. Army Special Services during World War Two. Some letters are from friends he made while abroad. They discuss daily life, the war, school, and gifts, and some are in French and Spanish.

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Processed by Christen Robichaud, 2010

Scope and Contents note

Letters written to Elbert Nixdorf of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who served in the U.S. Army Special Services during World War Two. Some letters are from friends he made while abroad. They discuss daily life, gifts, and request updates on Nixdorf's troop, school work, and friends. One letter from Margaret Clairembourg of Belgium ask for news of Merle, and she hopes that "this war will be soon over, for you as for us!" Many letters are in French and Spanish.

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None

Preferred Citation:

Elbert Nixdorf Letters, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

Nixdorf was in the U.S. Army Special Services. He lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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none

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Wade Hall, 2006

Elbert Nixdorf Letters Box SC0044 Folder 2271.01

Letter from Charles Abel, Saint-Gilles, Belgium, to Elbert Nixdorf, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, February 24, 1946 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44475

Letters written in French from Charles Abel and Mariette, Liege, Belgium, to Elbert Nixdorf, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, October 15, 1946 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44476

Letter written in French from Charles Abel, Saint-Gilles, Belgium, to Elbert Nixdorf, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, January 9, 1947 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44477

Letter from Gaspar Alvarez, Tofo Mines, Bethlehem, Chile, to Elbert Nixdorf, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, April 26, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44478

Letter from Guy L. Bomberger, Lititz, Pennsylvania, to Elbert Nixdorf, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1941 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44479

Letter from Irene Bremlier, Liege, Belgium, to Elbert Nixdorf, November 17, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44480

Letter from Margaret Clairembourg, Liege, Belgium, to Elbert Nixdorf, May 2, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44481

Letter from Grandma, Marietta, Pennsylvania, to Elbert Nixdorf, Pequea, Pennsylvania, July 14, 1937 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44482

Letter from Jim, Wilmington, Delaware, to Elbert Nixdorf, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, January 25, 1941 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44483

Letter from Tris Monardez, Santiago, Chile, to Elbert Nixdorf, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, November 10, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44484

Letter written in Spanish from Andres Pastoriza, Jr., Washington, D. C., to Elbert Nixdorf, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, November 5, 1940 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44485

Letter written in French from Mariette Schotte-Abel, Liege, Belgium, to Elbert Nixdorf, Hamburg, New Jersey, August 13, 1954 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/44486