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William A. Lyle Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4164

Scope and Contents

The collection contains just over two hundred letters written by William A. Lyle from 1943 to 1946, primarily to his mother in New York City, while he was serving in the United States Naval Reserves at U.S. Naval bases in Maryland, California, and Hawaii, during World War II. There are also letters written to Lyle and other family members, as well as four naval ribbons and matching lieutenant commander pins. These letters are an interesting look at the end of the war and the responsibilities of the soldiers to their families back home.

Dates

  • 1943-1945

Creator

Biographical / Historical

William A. Lyle, youngest son of Otis D. and Lela Bell F. Lyle, was born in Georgia, in August 1910. He served in the United States Naval Reserves at U.S. Naval bases in Maryland, California, and Hawaii, during World War II, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters written by William A. Lyle from 1943 to 1946, primarily to his mother in New York City, while he was serving in the United States Naval Reserves at the U.S. Naval bases in Maryland, California, and Hawaii, during World War II.

Provenance

Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books, 2016

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2016

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the William A. Lyle Letters
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
January 2016
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