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Guide to the Donald Householder Letters MSS.2544

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Finding aid prepared by Amanda Haldy

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 2010-03-11T15:39-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Donald Householder Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2544

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (9 Letters, 10 Envelopes)

Dates:

1944-1945

Abstract:

Staff Sergeant (later, Master Sergeant) Donald Householder writes to his parents in Erie, Michigan, from various encampments on the French and German fronts during the conluding months of World War II.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Amanda Haldy, 2009.

Preferred Citation:

Donald Householder Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Scope and Contents note

Contains letters from a staff sergeant (later, master sergeant) on the French and German fronts during the end of World War II, writing to his parents with daily news and looking forward to going home. Householder discusses acquaintances and sight-seeing, anticipation for his return home, and one letter describes Hitler's personal yacht, which Householder's company took possession of.

The final letter is written on the back of a dispatch from the Office of the Transport Commander of the SS Lewiston Victory. In addition to the letters, there are two snapshots from 1942 of unidentified people.

Biographical/Historical note

Master Sergeant Donald Householder writes from various encampments on the French and German fronts at the end of World War II to his parents in Erie, Michigan.

Donald Householder Letters Box SC0025 Folder 2544.01

Donald Householder Snapshots Box SC0025 Folder 2544.02