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William B. Shirdan papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1266

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains letters to Shirdan's family in Montgomery, Alabama, written while he was serving in Europe during World War II. It also includes a letter from the War Department regarding his burial arrangements, a small number of mementos, and a letter from Milton, Shirdan's brother, to their mother.

Dates

  • 1944 - 1947
  • Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945

Creator

Biographical/Historical note

African American soldier from Montgomery, Alabama, who served in the 310th Quartermaster Railhead Company during World War II.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (34 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Letters from this African American soldier who served in the 310th Quartermaster Railhead Company during World War II to his family in Montgomery, Alabama.

Provenance

Purchased, 1999

General

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Processed by

Updated by Paul Musselman and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2006
Title
Guide to the William B. Shirdan papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500