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This collection is mainly comprised of letters and telegrams of the immediate Hanson family during WWII (1942-1946, with gaps), though there is a selection of letters to members of the family from other authors and a small group of letters written from 1904-1924 to Elizabeth and Henry Hanson from Elizabeth’s parents F. V. N. (Franklin Verzelius Newton) and L. T. ( Laura Trimble) Painter. In the sub-series of other letters addressed to Robert Hanson there are several letters pertaining to Robert’s admission to law school, the bar, and the army in addition to personal correspondence.
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Gettysburg College, World War II, WWII, Second World War, War Correspondence, Dickinson Law School, Ohrdruf concentration camp, Holocaust, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
European History | History | Military History | Oral History | United States History
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Kelly, Meghan E., "MS-123: Robert D. Hanson Papers" (July 2011). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collection and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.