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William Bruce Eidson, Jr. papers

William Bruce Eidson, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Bruce Eidson, Jr. papers
Creator: Eidson, William Bruce, 1922-1999
Inclusive Dates: 1919-1963
Language: English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet 3 document boxes
Collection Number: ms3087
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and ephemera dated from 1919 to 1963 and collected by the William Bruce Eidson family of Ways (or Richmond Hill), Bryan County, Georgia. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from William Bruce Eidson, Jr. to his parents from 1939 to 1952 while he was a student at Georgia Tech, in the army as a flight trainee and part of its specialized training program, and a journalism student at the University of Georgia after the war. Also included is a group of letters written by William Bruce Eidson to his wife from 1919 to 1952 while he worked elsewhere in the lumber trade and later as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps and in Columbus, Georgia at Fort Benning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William B. Eidson, Jr. papers, ms3087, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2002.

Processing Information

Photographs have been removed and placed into a separate series for preservation purposes.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Sheila McAlister, November 2003.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.)
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Eidson, William Bruce, 1887-1963
Eidson, William Bruce, 1922-1999
Flight training -- United States.
Forest products industry -- Georgia.
Fort Benning (Ga.)
Georgia Institute of Technology -- Students
Japan -- Description and travel.
Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952
Military training camps -- Georgia.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
United States. Army
University of Georgia -- Students
World War, 1939-1945.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related Collections in this Repository include the James William Lassiter papers, ms2703; Sydney C. Heindel papers, ms2561.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11-82Letters from William Bruce Eidson, Jr., 1939-1944
 
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21-54Letters from William Bruce Eidson, Jr., 1945-1952
 
255-56Letters from William Bruce Eidson, Jr. - undated
 
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31-31Letters from William B. Eidson, Sr., 1919-1952
 
332Letter from Douglas Jarrard, 1921 January 17
Letter written by Douglas Jarrard
Letter written by Douglas Jarrard
 
333Letter from Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother, 1921 January 19
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
 
334Letter from Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother, 1921 May 20
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
 
335Letter from Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother, 1921 August 28
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
 
336Letter from Helen Caswell, 1922 March 2
Letter written by Helen Caswell
Letter written by Helen Caswell
 
337Letter from Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother, 1922 October 19
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
 
338Letter from Eugene Talmadge , 1940 August 15
Letter written by Eugene Talmadge
Letter written by Eugene Talmadge
 
339Letter from Mgr., Henry Ford Development, 1942 March 13
Letter written by Mgr., Henry Ford Development
Letter written by Mgr., Henry Ford Development
 
340Letter from Ethel Eidson, 1945 December 21
Letter written by Ethel Eidson
Letter written by Ethel Eidson
 
341Letter from UGA registrar, 1946 July 23
Letter written by UGA registrar
Letter written by UGA registrar
 
342Letter from State Farm Insurance, 1946 October 1
Letter written by State Farm Insurance
Letter written by State Farm Insurance
 
343Letter from Veta Morris, 1948 January 26
Letter written by Veta Morris
Letter written by Veta Morris
 
344Letter from Maude (cousin), 1952 July 21
Letter written by Maude (cousin)
Letter written by Maude (cousin)
 
345Letter from Maude (cousin), 1952 September 2
Letter written by Maude (cousin)
Letter written by Maude (cousin)
 
346Letter from Mamie, 1963 September 11
Letter written by Mamie
Letter written by Mamie
 
347Letter from Veta Morris - undated
Letter written by Veta Morris
Letter written by Veta Morris
 
348Letter from Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother - undated
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
 
349Photograph - William Eidson, Jr. in uniform (6), 1943 December 17
 
349Photograph - camp life (3), 1945 August 19
 
350Cards, invitations, clippings