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Camp Aliceville, Alabama, Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4196

Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of originals and photocopies of a variety of documents from Camp Aliceville, the POW camp in Aliceville, Alabama, during World War II. Included are a "pocket" calendar for 1945, and a photocopy of a certificate for the second place winner of a race during the camp's Sportsfest in 1945. There are also letters home in German and a "Card of Capture for Prisoners of War", as well as a letter written to the mayor of Aliceville in 1947 by a former POW, asking for pictures of the town. Also included is a draft of an undated speech given by a former POW at a reunion in Aliceville. Finally there are several photographs and negatives of the POWs working and relaxing in the camp. Also included in these materials is a program for Aliceville's Golden Jubilee on October 24, 1952, and a sheet of twenty "POW-MIA Never Forgotten" $0.32 cent stamps.

Dates

  • 1943-1995

Biographical / Historical

Camp Aliceville was a World War II era prisoner of war camp in Aliceville, Alabama. Construction began in August 1942 and the camp received its first prisoners in June 1943. It was the largest World War II POW camp in the Southeastern United States, holding between 3,000 and 6,000 German prisoners at any one time.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Papers, letters, and photographs of German prisoners of war during and after their internment at Camp Aliceville, Alabama.

Content Description

Unknown, 2010

General

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Title
Guide to the Camp Aliceville, Alabama, Materials
Status
Completed
Date
December 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