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Guide to the Letter to Tom from his dad MSS.2710

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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 2010-10-05T16:15-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letter to Tom from his dad

Unit ID:

MSS.2710

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1995 November 1

Abstract:

A letter to Tom from his dad to be opened on his way to Las Vegas. The letter indicates the family has been divided but that Tom's parents both support his move from Albany, Inidana to Las Vegas and whatever he chooses to do in the future.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

Letter to Tom from his dad, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1995, Tom moved from Albany, Inidana to Las Vegas.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter to Tom from his dad to be opened on his way to Las Vegas. The letter indicates the family has been divided but that Tom's parents both support his move from Albany, Inidana to Las Vegas and whatever he chooses to do in the future. Tom is admonished to "stay positive and believe" in himself and to "find a church to get some spiritual direction." His father ends the letter saying "Write your mom and grandparents often for they are to be honored. Write to me if you have problems and I can help." The letter is written on the stationary of four doctors, but does not indicate which is Tom's father: Howard A. Pope, M.D., William V. Croft, M.D., Thomas W. McKain, M.D., and Anna M. Fisher, M.D.

Letter Box SC0030 Folder 2710.1