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Victor Hugo Friedman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0545

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Friedman's personal and official correspondence, photographs of a camp in the Alps, his lieutenant's commission, his Croce al Merito di Guerra and other military pins and ribbons, and various items issued to him by the military. Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author's surname, and outgoing correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Dates

  • 1918

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Victor Hugo Friedman was a prominent Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native and former University of Alabama football player. The founder of the Red Cross chapter in Tuscaloosa, he also served as an ambulance driver in the military for six months in Italy during World War I. He was stationed at the highest base in the Alps in August 1918. For his service to Italian soldiers in the mountains, the Italian government awarded him the Croce al Merito di Guerra (War Merit Cross).

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Personal and official correspondence, photographs of a camp in the Alps, lieutenant's commission, Croce al Merito di Guerra, and various items issued by the military to this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native.

Provenance

Gift of Tuscaloosa Red Cross Chapter, 1996

General

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Processed by

updated by John McIlwain, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Victor Hugo Friedman papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
2007
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