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Guide to the Arley E. Hughes, Sr. Letters MSS.3696

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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 2012

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-03T15:57-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Arley E. Hughes Sr. Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.3696

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 linear foot

Dates:

1918-1919

Abstract:

Letters written by Arley Hughes while serving in the Army during World War I

creator

Hughes, Arley E., Sr.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Arley E. Hughes, Jr., 2012

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2012

Preferred Citation:

Arley E. Hughes, Sr. Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Usage Restrictions:

None. Several of the letters are fairly fragile and are interleaved for protection; the photocopies of these should be used rather than the originals.

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

Arley Ezra Hughes was the oldest of eleven children of James H. and Louise Thornton Hughes of Kennedy, Fayette County, Alabama, born on 9 January 1891. He graduated with his law degree from the University of Alabama in May 1917, and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in Montgomery, Alabama, on 44 June 1917. He married Virgie Ellen Doughty on 15 August 1917.

Hughes was inducted into the U.S. Army on 2 April 1918, and served in Sanitary Squad No. 59 of the Army's 81st Infantry ("Wildcat") Division. He joined the American Expeditionary Forces in France from August 1918 until his discharge in late June 1919.

After the war, he and Virgie moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He died on 12 March 1969 in Tuscaloosa.

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes 64 letters written by Arley Hughes while serving in the Army during World War I. The letters are written to various family members in Kennedy, Alabama. The letters are arranged chronologically and have photocopies in separate folders. Several letters are fairly fragile and have been interleaved for their protection.

Source(s)

Hughes, Arley E., Jr. (local)

War and Military (localbroad)

World War I (localbroad)

Letters, July - September 1918 Box 3696.001 Folder 1

Letters, October - December 1918 Box 3696.001 Folder 2

Letters, January - April 1919 Box 3696.001 Folder 3

Letters, May - June 1919 Box 3696.001 Folder 4

Photograph Box 3696.001 Folder 5

Letters, July - September 1918 (Photocopies) Box 3696.001 Folder 6

Letters, October - December 1918 (Photocopies) Box 3696.001 Folder 7

Letters, January - April 1919 (Photocopies) Box 3696.001 Folder 8

Letters, May - June 1919 (Photocopies) Box 3696.001 Folder 9