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Herbert Ambrose Letters, 1942-1945 | Special Collections and University Archives

By Steven Bookman, University Archivist

Collection Overview

Title: Herbert Ambrose Letters, 1942-1945

ID: 00/MG 133

Primary Creator: Ambrose, Herbert

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The letters are arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 08/24/2018

Subjects: United States. Army. Infantry, 506th, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945--Veterans

Forms of Material: Letters (correspondence)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes letters written by Sergeant Herbert Ambrose while he worked in the 506 United States Army Infantry Postal Unit during World War II. Most of the letters are written by Ambrose to his parents about his daily life from various locations throughout the war including Boston, Scotland, Southern England, France, and Germany.

Subject/Index Terms

United States. Army. Infantry, 506th
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: Two Hollinger document cases and one half Hollinger document case.

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Gift of Matthew Whitlock, Department of History

Acquisition Method: Acc. 2018.018 was received by Special Collections and University Archives by the donor on 8/24/2018.

Related Materials: Walter C. Ansel Papers (MG 29); Howard Bertram Aison Papers (MG 61). Other collections related to armed conflicts can be found on the Special Collections and University Archives research guide at http://guides.lib.odu.edu/specialcollections.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Herbert Ambrose Letters, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.

Processing Information: The collection was processed by Kayne Bartholomew, Special Collections and University Archives Student Assistant, in August-September 2018.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],

Box 1
Folder 1: Letters, 1942 March
Folder 2: Letters, 1942 April
Folder 3: Letters, 1942 May
Folder 4: Letters, 1942 June
Folder 5: Letters, 1942 July
Folder 6: Letters, 1942 August
Folder 7: Letters, 1942 September
Folder 8: Letters, 1942 October
Folder 9: Letters, 1942 November
Folder 10: Letters, 1942 December
Folder 11: Letters, 1943 January
Folder 12: Letters, 1943 February
Folder 13: Letters, 1943 March
Folder 14: Letters April, Letters
Box 2
Folder 1: Letters, 1943 May
Folder 2: Letters, 1943 June
Folder 3: Letters, 1943 July
Folder 4: Letters, 1943 August
Folder 5: Letters, 1943 September
Folder 6: Letters, 1943 October
Folder 7: Letters, 1943 November
Folder 8: Letters, 1943 December
Folder 9: Letters, 1944 January
Folder 10: Letters, 1944 February
Folder 11: Letters, 1944 March
Folder 12: Letters, 1944 April
Folder 13: Letters, 1944 May
Folder 14: Letters, 1944 June
Folder 15: Letters, 1944 July
Box 3
Folder 1: Letters, 1944 August
Folder 2: Letters, 1944 September
Folder 3: Letters, 1944 October
Folder 4: Letters, 1944 November
Folder 5: Letters, 1944 December
Folder 6: Letters, 1945 January
Folder 7: Letters, 1945 February
Folder 8: Letters, 1945 March
Folder 9: Letters, 1945 April
Folder 10: Letters, 1945 May
Folder 11: Letters, 1945 June
Folder 12: Letters, 1945 July
Folder 13: Letters, 1945 August
Folder 14: Letters, 1945 September
Folder 15: Letters, 1945 October

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],

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