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Guide to the Sam Groff Letter and Sketch MSS.2338

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

February 2009

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

October 2010
Collection Title:

Sam Groff Letter and Sketch

Unit ID:

MSS.2338

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (one letter and one drawing)

Dates:

1917 June 14

Abstract:

A letter and an ink drawing from Sam Groff to his parents in Ridgefield, Washington. In 1917, Groff was in Vallejo, California, probably in naval basic training.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter and an ink drawing from Sam Groff to his parents in Ridgefield, Washington. In 1917, Groff was in Vallejo, California, probably in naval basic training since he mentions standing in line for hours waiting to "draw clothes" and the sailors having to wait to eat until the electricians were finsihed in the mess hall: "the sailors and electrical school men nearly clash every meal time - I expect they will fight some time - We always work hard and the electricians get in first chow, then we have to wait an hour." He includes a blue ink sketch of a sailor holding a bottle of rum with the caption "Old Masterpiece by Rum Brandy, A Full Sailor"

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2010

Acquisition Information:

donated by Wade Hall, 2006

Preferred Citation:

Sam Groff Letter and Sketch, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

Sam Groff was in naval basic training in Vallejo, California, in 1917.

Letter and Sketch Box SC0010 Folder 2338.01