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1 Title:   Sidney Samuel Thomas letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Thomas, Sidney Samuel, 1923-2012  
  Dates:   1943-1946  
The collection consists of correspondence to Sidney Samuel Thomas from 1943 to 1946, while he lived in Athens, Georgia, and worked as a military cryptographer in St. Petersburg, Miami, and West Palm Beach, Florida; Pawling, New York; and Greensboro, North Carolina. Correspondents include P.F.C. John Lomax, Cpl. Marian Talmadge, Cpl. Pope Hill, Sgt. Carl Cox, Cpl. Cecil Bentz, Cpl. M.K. Smith, Merritt Whelchel, and Cpl. James Swan. Correspondence concerns a plethora of topics, including duties, respective lives in the Army, and daily routines; and there is discussion of religion and philosophy, as well as many references to the popular culture of the era, i.e. books, actors and movies. Included with some of the letters are clippings from newspapers and magazines.
  Identifier:   ms3030  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Colgan family letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Colgan, William B.  
  Dates:   1942-1946  
The collection consists of letters written by brothers Bill and Jack Colgan to their family in Waycross, Georgia, 1942-1946. The majority of the letters (written by Bill) are addressed to Mrs. W. W. Phillips, and begin in San Antonio, Texas where Bill was in pre-flight school. Bill mentions schooling, physical training, meals, sports, entertainment, types of planes, and the details of his daily life as a soldier. A letter dated May 17, 1945 gives some information about his career as a fighter-bomber pilot in the 79th Fighter Group, 87th Squadron and the 86th Fighter Group, 525th Fighter Squadron, and ends the letter with "P.S. Only 3 of the 1000 guys made it." Jack Colgan wrote from Fort McPherson (Atlanta, GA) and Abilene, Texas.
  Identifier:   ms3150  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Edward C. James papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1942-1965  
The collection consists of letters written by Edward James to his wife Elizabeth Harrell James in Fitzgerald, Georgia, before and after they were married. The letters give details of the camps, towns where he was stationed, his bombardier training, and the bombing missions. He gives descriptive details of the Okinawan people, houses, crops, and typhoons. The letters to his wife are both romantic and sexually explicit. During World War II many of his letters discuss his future plans of owning a farm.
  Identifier:   ms3047  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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