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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; 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, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

Processing Information: The papers were rehoused into acid-free boxes and folders and were inventoried by Kayne Bartholomew, Special Collections and University Archives Student Assistant, in August-September 2018.


Box and Folder Listing


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

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