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Guide to the Letter from Mettie to her aunt MSS.2707

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Lydia Wommack

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

March 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-06T10:35-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letter from Mettie to her aunt

Unit ID:

MSS.2707

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1979 April 28

Abstract:

A letter from Mettie to her sick aunt telling her about the Three Mile Island nuclear accident near her home in Pennsylvania.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

Letter from Mettie to her aunt, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter from Mettie to her sick aunt telling her about the Three Mile Island nuclear accident near her home in Pennsylvania. The incident consisted of the release of radioactive coolant from a nuclear generating station. The letter is written on The Dunes Hotel stationary with the hotel logo printed in color in the header.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1979, Mettie lived about 10 miles from Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Letter Box SC0030 Folder 2707.1