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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Nagel Family Postcards MSS.3299

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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

April 18, 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-06-07T10:04-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Nagel Family Postcards

Unit ID:

MSS.3299

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (23 postcards)

Dates:

1943-1952

Abstract:

The collection contains postcards written both to and from different members of the Nagel family. The postcards describe daily life in Dubuque, Iowa, during and after World War II.

Preferred Citation:

Nagel Family Postcards, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

processed by Erin Schmidt 2011

Access Restrictions:

None

Provenance

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Biographical/Historical note

Margaret Aurden Nagel was born in approximately 1895 in Iowa. She was married to Arthur E. Nagel, also known as Aritina E. Nagel, who was born in approximately 1881 in Iowa. They were the parents of Arthur F. Nagel, who was born on 29 April 1923 and who died on 23 May 2008. In addition to Arthur F., Arthur E. and Margaret had at least three other children: Oliver (Ollie; who appears to be a twin of Arthur F.), John, and Fred.

Arthur F. Nagel enlisted in an unspecified branch of the military during World War II, on 17 May 1943 at Camp Dodge Herrold, Iowa. At the time of enlistment he had completed four years of high school and had been working as a skilled mechanic and repairman.

Sources: Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 (accessed 8 March 2011). U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (accessed 8 March 2011).

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains eight postcards written to and from different members of the Nagel family and one postcard written from Loretta Muench to Madonna Conley. The postcards describe daily life in Dubuque, Iowa, during and after World War II. The collection also contains one envelope addressed to Ollie Nagel from the Dubuque Lumber and Coal Company.

Nagel Family Postcards Box SC0069 Folder 3299.01