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Lamar Aldridge papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0059

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters home written while Aldridge was in training in Georgia and then serving in France during World War I. They address training, the French people, combat, and Aldridge's desire to return home. The collection also includes a roster of his training company, as well as a paper titled "The Story of the 325th."

Dates

  • 1917-1919

Creator

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.

Biographical / Historical

A native of Catherine, Wilcox County, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama law school, Aldridge served in the 325th Infantry in World War I, attaining the rank of captain. He was later a vice president of Alabama Power Company.

Extent

0.04 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters home written while Aldridge was in training in Georgia and then serving in France during World War I.

Provenance

Gift of Jane Newton, 1983

Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the Lamar Aldridge papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
May 2009
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