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Guide to the O.E. Bruce Letters MSS.2659

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Finding aid prepared by Jamie Burke

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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

February 2010

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-05-21T14:54-0500

Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

O.E. Bruce Jr. Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2659

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet (94 letters)

Dates:

3 October 1943 - 20 September 1945

Abstract:

This collection contains correspondence from O.E. Bruce, Jr. to his parents Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Bruce, Sr. in Louisville, Kentucky. He details his day to day activities and writes accounts of what is happening while he is serving during World War II.

creator

Bruce, O.E. , Jr.

Biographical/Historical note

O.E. Bruce, Jr. is stationed at Camp Wheeler, Georgia then deployed to France. He was previously stationed at Fort Thomas. He married his wife Genevieve on June 3, 1943. He is a very spiritual person and does not enjoy his time deployed.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall

Preferred Citation:

O.E. Bruce Jr. Letters, The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Jamie Burke, February 2010

Scope and Contents note

This 94 letter collection contains correspondence and many V-Mails from Pvt. O.E. Bruce, Jr. to his parents. Most letters are written on government stationery from Camp Wheeler, Georgia. He informs his parents about the harsh conditions, the injuries of others and the dangers of serving in the Army. He writes about how he is constantly busy and tired, and his superiors make them do drills at night. He writes his parents of his wife Genevieve's visit to him. He is injured while serving and put in the hospital, postponing a trip home he was looking forward to. Bruce sent no letters during the entire month of May 1944. This collection also contains one hand bill advertisement and one letter from George Witten to Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Bruce, Sr.

Outgoing Correspondence, 1943 Box SC0033 Folder 2659.01

Letter from Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, October 3, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33821

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, October 27, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33822

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, October 31, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33823

Letter from Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, November 1, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33824

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, November 11, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33825

Postcard from Private Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, November 11, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33826

Letter from Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, November 13, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33827

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, November 15, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33828

Letter from O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, November 17, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33829

Letter from O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, November 18, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33830

Letter from O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, November 19, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33831

Postcard from Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, November 29, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33832

Letter from Oneil Vincent, New York City, New York, to Dad and Mom, Louisville, Kentucky, December 2, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33833

Letter from Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, December 9, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33834

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, December 11, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33835

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, December 15, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33836

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, December 21, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33837

Outgoing Correspondence, January - March 1944 Box SC0033 Folder 2659.02

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, January 2, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33766

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, January 3, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33767

Letter from Daughter and Son, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, January 3, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33768

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Daddy, Louisville, Kentucky, January 4, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33769

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, January 16, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33770

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, January 17, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33771

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, January 25, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33772

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, January 7, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33773

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, February 14, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33774

Letter from Jeanne and Junior Bruce, Macon, Georgia, to Mom and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, February 23, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33775

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., and Wife, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, March 1, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33776

Letter from Junior Bruce and Wife, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, March 6, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33777

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., and Wife, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, March 18, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33778

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Macon, Georgia, to Mom and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, March 18, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33779

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, March 20, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33780

Letter from Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, March 21, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33781

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, March 22, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33782

Letter from Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, March 25, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33783

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, March 31, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33784

Outgoing Correspondence, April 1944 Box SC0033 Folder 2659.03

Letter from Junior and Genevieve Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, April 5, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33850

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., and Wife, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, April 6, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33851

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, April 7, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33852

Letter from Junior and Genevieve Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, April 8, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33853

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, April 10, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33854

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, April 12, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33855

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, April 16, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33856

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, April 17, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33857

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce to Mother and Dad, April 23, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33858

Letter from Genevieve and Junior Bruce, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, April 24, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33859

Outgoing Correspondence, June - 25 August 1944 Box SC0033 Folder 2659.04

Letter from Junior Bruce, Fort Meade, Maryland, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, June 5, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33785

Letter from Junior Bruce, Fort Meade, Maryland, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, June 6, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33786

Letter from Private Junior Bruce, Fort Meade, Maryland, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, June 7, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33787

Letter from Private Junior Bruce, England, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, July 1, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33788

Letter from Private Junior Bruce, England, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, July 7, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33789

Letter from Private Junior Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, July 16, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33790

Letter from Junior Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, July 17, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33791

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, July 20, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33792

Letter from Junior Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, July 25, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33793

Letter from Junior Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, July 28, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33794

Letter from Junior Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, July 30, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33795

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 14, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33796

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 15, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33797

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 17, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33798

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 19, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33799

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 20, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33800

Letter from Private Junior Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 22, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33801

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 24, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33802

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 25, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33803

Outgoing Correspondence, 27 August - December 1944 Box SC0033 Folder 2659.05

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 27, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33804

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 28, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33805

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 29, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33806

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 30, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33807

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, September 3, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33808

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, September 11, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33809

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, September 12, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33810

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, September 17, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33811

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, September 24, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33812

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, September 27, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33813

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, October 8, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33814

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, November 3, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33815

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, November 25, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33816

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, December 2, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33817

Letter from Private O. E. Bruce, Jr., France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, December 18, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33818

Letter from Orrie Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, December 27, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33819

Letter from Orrie Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, December 29, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33820

Outgoing Correspondence, 1945 Box SC0033 Folder 2659.06

Letter from Orrie Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, January 2, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33838

Letter from Orrie Bruce, France, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, March 3, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33839

Letter from Orrie Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, March 15, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33840

Letter from Orrie Bruce, France, to Mom and Pop, Louisville, Kentucky, April 11, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33841

Letter from Orrie Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, April 15, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33842

Letter from Orrie Bruce, Bolbec, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, May 21, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33843

Letter from Orrie Bruce, Bolbec, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, May 24, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33844

Letter from Orrie Bruce, Bolbec, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, June 16, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33845

Letter from Orrie Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, July 4, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33846

Letter from Orrie Bruce, Bolbec, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, August 6, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33847

Letter from Orrie Bruce, Bolbec, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, September 18, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33848

Letter from Orrie Bruce, France, to Mother and Dad, Louisville, Kentucky, September 20, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33849

Miscellaneous Documents Box SC 0033 Folder 2659.07

Commercial Printers Advertisement

Letter from George Witten to Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Bruce, Sr., 1944

Letter from George H. Witten, San Francisco, California, to Mrs. Bruce, Louisville, Kentucky, October 19, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33764

Advertisement, You have to be better to win out today!, Commercial Printers, Inc., Columbus, Georgia, circa 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/33765