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Guide to the Fifth United States Army Special Services Enterrtainment Program MSS.3202

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

December 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-12-10T14:24-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Fifth United States Army Special Services Entertainment Program

Unit ID:

MSS.3202

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 program)

Dates:

circa 1960s

Abstract:

An entertainment program from the Fifth United States Army Special Services in the 1960s, featuring the Union Barrack-Ades, entertainment troupe from Louisville, Kentucky.

creator

United States. Army. Army, 5th.

Access Restrictions:

none

Usage Restrictions:

none

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2010

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Preferred Citation:

Fifth United States Army Special Services Entertainment Program, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains an entertainment program from the Fifth United States Army Special Services in the 1960s, featuring the Union Barrack-Ades, entertainment troupe from Louisville, Kentucky.

Biographical/Historical note

The Union Barrack-Ades, organized in 1942 by Ada and Ernest L. Grawemeyer, was a USO-type troupe which toured the Third and Fifth Army bases, including, Fort Bragg (North Carolina), Fort Benning (Georgia), Fort Rucker, (Alabama), Fort Benjamin Harrison (Indiana), Fort Carson (Colorado), and Fort Riley (Kansas). The dancers and musicians travelled under Army orders in the summers putting on two or three shows daily. Over the years, thousands of soldiers were entertained in service clubs, parking lots, tents, and hospital wards.

Program Box SC0041 Folder 3202.01