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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Letters to Margaret Kennedy MSS.2769

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Finding aid prepared by James N. Gilbreath

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

August, 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-08-23T13:20-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letters to Margaret Kennedy

Unit ID:

MSS.2769

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (15 letters)

Dates:

1944 June-August

Abstract:

This collection contains letters to Margaret Kennedy from two airmen, Homer Hendon and Harold Wallace. The letters discuss life in military service at Maxwell airfield in Alabama.

Processing Information:

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, August, 2010

Preferred Citation:

Letters to Margaret Kennedy, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

Harold W. Wallace, Jr., was born January 14, 1924. He enlisted in the military on December 14, 1942. After the way, Wallace continued a military career and rose to the rank of Lt. Col. in the 3rd Air Rescue Group of the 37th Helicopter Flight. Wallace married Betty Paul Hooten and had two sons, Harold W. Wallace, III, and Richard Wallace. Harold Wallace, Jr., died on May 15, 2000.

Homer L. Hendon, Jr., was born in 1924 and enlisted in the military on November 3, 1942.

Research indicates that Margaret Kennedy may have married an O'Neal and died December 15, 2003.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains 15 letters, 10 from Homer Hendon, and 5 by Harold Wallace, written to Margaret Kennedy. The letters describe life in the air corps, including tests, duties, training, and so forth.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Ron and Elizabeth Howard, 2009

Source(s)

Armed Forces (lcsh)

World War, 1939-1945 (lcsh)

Letter Box SC0039 Folder 2769.1