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Howard Robinson Letters, 1944 - 1945

 File — Box: 4253.003, Folder: 005

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of four letters to Professor Howard Robinson, Oberlin, Ohio, three of which are from Corporal Leonard L. Beal, North Africa and two are from First Lieutenant Donald (“Don”) Balassa, Corsica. The letter dated 6 November 1943, from First Lieutenant Donald (“Don”) Balassa mentions farming methods and vegetables. He also mentions he, “bumped into…an officer” in the British Army, “who was a communist.” The next letter from Donald (“Don”) Balassa is dated 22 April 1944. This letter mentions the deaths of two acquaintances that have been killed in the war that they knew from college literature and government classes. The letters from Corporal Leonard L. Beal, North Africa to Prof. Howard Robinson concern the war, international relations, the upcoming election, the black market, literature, his daily life, and communism.


  • 1944 - 1945


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.


From the Collection: 3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Formerly MSS.2024

Processing Information

Processed by April Burnett, 2008.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266