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Sidney Samuel Thomas papers

Sidney Samuel Thomas papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sidney Samuel Thomas papers
Creator: Thomas, Sidney Samuel
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1945
Language: English
Extent: 6 Linear Feet 11 document boxes, 1 oversized box
Collection Number: ms2988
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Sidney Samuel Thomas was a cryptographer during World War II with the 155th AACS Squadron, U.S. Army. He resided in Athens, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the correspondence of Sidney Samuel Thomas, a sergeant in the United States Army. The majority of the correspondence consists of letters written by Thomas while serving as a cryptographer in Cayenne, French Guiana to his mother, Mrs. S.S. Thomas, his sister, Mrs. Sybil Gunn, and his aunt, Mrs. J.H. McGraw. In his letters, Thomas describes his duties as a cryptographer, his daily routine, army life, as well as family and community issues in Athens. There is some mention of war news and politics, as well as numerous references to popular movies and books of the era. Also included are postcards, two scrapbooks, and some theater programs.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sidney Samuel Thomas papers, ms2988, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.) -- Social conditions.
Books.
Correspondence.
Cryptographers -- French Guiana -- Cayenne.
Motion pictures -- 20th century.
Thomas, Sidney Samuel -- Correspondence
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States. Army -- Military life
World War, 1939-1945.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository are: Sidney Samuel Thomas letters, ms3030.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Letters, 1943 February 18 - March 30
 
12Letters, 1943 April 1 - April 13
 
13Letters, 1943 April 14 - April 29
 
14Letters, 1943 May 1 - May 31
 
15Letters, 1943 June 1 - June 30
 
16Letters, 1943 July 1 - July 20
 
17Letters, 1943 August 9 - August 15
 
18Letters, 1943 August 16 - August 29
 
19Letters, 1943 August 31 - September 13
 
110Letters, 1943 September 15 - September 26
 
111Letters, 1943 September 29 - October 10
 
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21Letters, 1943 October 12 - October 22
 
22Letters, 1943 October 28 - November 8
 
23Letters, 1943 November 9 - November 16
 
24Letters, 1943 November 15 - November 25
 
25Letters, 1943 November 27 - December 14
 
26Letters, 1943 December 15 - December 28
 
27Letters, 1944 January 1 - January 25
 
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31Letters, 1944 January 28 - February 22
 
32Letters, 1944 February 24 - March 11
 
33Letters, 1944 March 13 - March 30
 
34Letters, 1944 April 1 - April 29
 
35Letters, 1944 April 26 - May 6
 
36Letters, 1944 May 7 - May 20
 
37Letters, 1944 May 22 - June 3
 
38Letters, 1944 June 4 - June 15
 
39Letters, 1944 June 17 - June 30
 
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41Letters, 1944 July 1 - July 11
 
42Letters, 1944 July 15 - July 26
 
43Letters, 1944 July 27 - August 8
 
44Letters, 1944 August 11 - August 29
 
45Letters, 1944 September 3 - September 17
 
46Letters, 1944 September 16 - September 29
 
47Letters, 1944 October 1 - October 13
 
48Letters, 1944 October 15 - October 31
 
49Letters, 1944 November 2 - November 16
 
410Letters, 1944 November 18 - November 30
 
412Letters, 1944 December 17 - December 30
 
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51Letters, 1945 January 2 - January 16
 
52Letters, 1945 January 17 - February 1
 
53Letters, 1945 February 3 - February 12
 
54Letters, 1945 February 16 - March 5
 
55Letters, 1945 March 6 - March 20
 
56Letters, 1945 March 21 - June 29
 
57Letters, 1945 July 6 - July 17
 
58Letters, 1945 July 19 - July 29
 
59Letters, 1945 August 1 - August 14
 
510Letters, 1945 August 20 - August 29
 
511Letters, 1945 August 31- September 16
 
512Letters, 1945 September 18 - September 30
 
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61Letters, 1945 October 2 - October 18
 
62Letters, 1945 October 20 - November 4
 
63Letters, 1945 November 7 - November 17
 
64Letters, 1945 November 19 - December 6
 
65Letters, 1943 February 22 - June 27
 
66Letters, 1943 July 5 - December 31
 
67Letters, 1944 January 2 - March 5
 
68Letters, 1944 March 20 - July 13
 
69Letters, 1944 July 29 - October 10
 
610Letters, 1944 November 14 - December 31
 
611Letters, 1945 January 6 - March 7
 
612Letters, 1945 March 13 - October 11
 
613Letters, 1943 March 6, June 14
 
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71Lecture Series, 1996 Joan D. Hedrick, Speaker
 
72The University of Georgia Columns , October 7, 1996
 
71Poster
 
72Poster
 
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8Decorative plate (with Georgia buildings depicted)
 
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9Additional material
 
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101Postcards
 
102Theater programs and menus
 
103Letters, 1977
 
104Photographs
 
105Autographs
 
101Scrapbook, 1930-1939
 
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11Scrapbook, 1930-1939
 
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2Clothing
 
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12Additional materials- unsorted correspondence recevied in 2002
 
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13Additional materials- unsorted correspondence recevied in 2012