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Name of Collection:  Hannegan (N.V.) Camp Shelby Letters         

Accession Number: AM10-58                               

Given By: Purchased through the Douglas A Noverr Grant for Collection Enhancement for Institutions to Build Popular Culture and American Culture Research Collections (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association)

Date of Receipt: February 2010

Extent:  20 items         

Inclusive Dates: circa 1943

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

Twenty letters written by Captain N.V. Hannegan while stationed at Camp Shelby to Miss May Hannegan. All were written between May and October of 1943. All are in the original envelopes.

Accession Number: AM15-46                               

Given By: Transferred from Southern Tourism Collection M448

Originally purchased with the Popular Culture Association Grant               

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Date of Receipt: May 2014                   

Extent: 4 letters          

Inclusive Dates: 1943   

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

Letters written by Cpl. Norbert V. Hannegan to Miss May Hannegan, his sister, while Cpl. Hannegan was stationed at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. All of the letters are addressed to Park Boulevard in Marion, Ohio, and have original envelopes. The return address is:

769 ORD. Co. L.M.

A.P.O. #417

Camp Shelby, Mississippi

They are descriptive of the activities going on at Camp Shelby such as basic training, CQ or charge of quarters, range training, convoy trips, bivouac, getting Sergeant Stripes, and furlough issues. They are descriptive of the bugs and heat in Mississippi. He discusses his Chaplain and how few Catholics are in Mississippi. He asks questions regarding family and friends back home. He mentions “Marguerite” often.

The postmark dates are:

May 31, 1943

July 29, 1943

September 24, 1943

September 27, 1943 (written on 69th Infantry Division stationary)

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