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Charles M. Dragoo Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4115

Scope and Contents

The collection contains seven letters from Major Charles M. Dragoo to his wife Lois and daughter Sandra Sue in Muncie, Indiana, telling of his arrival and attempts to find housing for the three of them at Fort McClellan Infantry Replacement Training Center in Alabama. According to his letters, housing off-base is in high demand and hard to get. In his first letter he tells them about an item in the local newspaper reporting that a local realtor was jailed for demanding - and receiving - over and above the allowed ceiling price for apartments. He also explains some about the various areas he visits in the fort and what he will most likely be doing there.

Dates

  • 1944 March 12-26

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Major Charles M. Dragoo was stationed at Fort McClellan Infantry Replacement Training Center in Alabama in 1944.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters from Dragoo to his wife Lois and daughter Sandra Sue in Muncie, Indiana, telling of his arrival and attempts to find housing for the three of them at Fort McClellan Infantry Replacement Training Center in Alabama.

Provenance

purchased from Ben Katz, 2015

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2015

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Charles M. Dragoo Letters
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