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Robert Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4096

Scope and Contents

The Robert Smith papers contain letters from Robert Smith to his family between 1942 and 1946. The majority of the correspondence took place during his military training and deployment to England and France during World War II. The letters describe military life during Smith's training at Camp Maxey and Camp Swift in Texas prior to and including his deployment to England in 1944 and to France later that same year. The collection also contains a folder of miscellaneous community papers.

Dates

  • 1942-1956

Biographical / Historical

Robert E. Smith (1921-2000) was the son of Sidney A. Smith, a plumber, and Bessie Smith, born in Decatur, Alabama, on October 17 1921. Robert was the youngest of seven children: Margret, Lucille, Lilian, Mary Bell, Sidney Alonzo Jr., Clara, and Robert. In 1942 Robert served in the United States Army in the 406th Infantry as a member the United States Army Band. Between 1942 and 1944 Robert underwent military training at Camp Maxey and at Camp Swift in Texas. Robert was deployed to England and later France in 1944.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Robert Smith papers contain correspondence between Robert Smith and his family during his military training in 1942 and his deployment to England and France in 1944 during World War II.

Provenance

gift of Wylheme H. Ragland, 2014.

Related Materials

See also: Sidney Smith family papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

General

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Processed by

Kacey Davis, 2015

Source

Title
Guide to the Robert Smith Papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
June 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