Class Year

2016

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Description

This collection contains personal documents, correspondence, photographs, and items from Albert Chance during the time he served in WWII. His correspondence and photographic materials dominate the collection. While Chance’s materials give a thorough description of his personal experience during the war in the European Theater and North African Campaign, they also provide perspective into the mind of the common soldier during this time. Through his letters Chance expressed his feelings of commitment to the war effort, his opinions about the sites and people he saw while he was away, and what he did during his leisure time.

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Collection Size

1.5 cubic feet

Publication Date

August 2016

Keywords

Word War II, European Theater, North African Campaign, photographs

Disciplines

History | Military History

MS-169: Albert Chance World War II Collection

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