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Guide to the Rolland Plattner Letters MSS.3389

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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

May 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-06-07T13:14-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Rolland Plattner Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.3389

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (41 letters, 2 newsletters)

Dates:

1944-1945

Abstract:

This collection contains 41 letters written by Rolland Plattner, serving in the Pacific theater during World War II, to his friend and neighbor Charles Harold Regnier of Clifton, Illinois. Plattner's letters detailed his daily life in Army camps across Hawaii, New Guinea, and the Philippines.

Access Restrictions:

none

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006

Preferred Citation:

Rolland Plattner Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Kendal Spires, 2011

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains 41 letters and two newsletters sent from Rolland Plattner to Harold Regnier while the former served a tour of duty in the Pacific during the last two years of World War II. Plattner's letters mainly discussed daily life in various Army camps in Hawaii, New Guinea, and the Philippines. He also inquired about life in Clifton, Illinois.

Two letters (4/10/44 and 9/14/44) were censored, and eighteen were sent using the V-mail service.

Copies of the newsletters the Daily Guinea Pig and the Flying Dinosaur were included in one of Plattner's letters.

Biographical/Historical note

Rolland Plattner was born in Illinois in 1921. He began his Army service in October 1942.

Letters, January 1944 - June 1944 Box SC0074 Folder 3389.01

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Kauai Island, Hawaii, to Harold Regnier, January 27, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34237

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Kauai Island, Hawaii, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, February 1, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34238

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Kauai Island, Hawaii, to Harold Regnier, February 10, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34239

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Kauai Island, Hawaii, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, February 21, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34240

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Kauai Island, Hawaii, to Harold Regnier, February 16, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34241

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Kauai Island, Hawaii, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, April 2, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34242

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Kauai Island, Hawaii, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, April 6, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34243

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Kauai Island, Hawaii, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, April 10, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34244

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Kauai Island, Hawaii, to Harold Regnier, April 19, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34245

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, April 26, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34246

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Charles Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, May 6, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34247

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, May 21, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34248

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, May 29, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34249

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, June 1, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34250

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Charles H. Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, June 7, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34251

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Charles H. Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, June 14, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34252

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Harold Regnier, June 21, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34253

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, June 26, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34254

Letters, July 1944 - September 1944 Box SC0074 Folder 3389.02

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, July 13, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34255

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Charles H. Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, July 19, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34256

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, August 3, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34257

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, August 23, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34258

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Charles H. Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, August 30, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34259

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, September 5, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34260

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, September 14, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34261

Letter from Rolland Plattner, San Francisco, California, to Charles H. Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, September 27, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34262

Letters, October 1944 - March 1945 Box SC0074 Folder 3389.03

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, October 1, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34221

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Charles H. Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, October 6, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34222

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, October 13, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34223

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, October 16, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34224

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Charles H. Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, October 17, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34225

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Harold Regnier, October 31, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34226

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Netherland Indies, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, November 18, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34227

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Netherland Indies, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, November 24, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34228

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Charles H. Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, December 28, 1944 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34229

Letter from Rolland Plattner, New Guinea, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, January 13, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34230

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Philippines, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, February 11, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34231

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Philippines, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, February 20, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34232

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Philippines, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, February 27, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34233

Letter from Rolland Plattner, Philippines, to Harold Regnier, Clifton, Illinois, March 2, 1945 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34234

Daily guinea pig in the Philippines http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34235

The flying dinosaur now in the Philippines http://purl.lib.ua.edu/34236