Finding Aid for the Roy Albert Bradt First World War correspondence 2015.046.w.r

Andrew Harman
Center for American War Letters Archives
6/9/2016
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
speccoll@chapman.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Roy Albert Bradt First World War correspondence
creator: Bradt, Roy Albert
source: Bradt , Robert Davidson
Identifier/Call Number: 2015.046.w.r
Physical Description: 0.15 Linear Feet (3 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1918-08-1919-08
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence written by Corporal Roy Albert Bradt, United States Army to his girlfriend, Gladys Davidson, while part of the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War. Also included is a one page biography of Cpl. Bradt.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries.
Container: WWII 6

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Davidson Bradt.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type: Series 1: Correspondence--Series 2: Biography

Preferred Citation

[Item title], Roy Albert Bradt First World War correspondence (2015.046.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written by Cpl. Roy Albert Bradt, USA to his girlfriend, Gladys Davidson, during the First World War. Also included is a one page biography of Cpl. Bradt. Inventory:
48 correspondence, personal, Aug. 1918--Aug. 1919
1 biography

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Roy A. Bradt was born in Iowa in 1893. After some work with the Maytag Company, he served as a Corporal in the American Expeditionary Forces in the First World War from 1918 to 1919. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant Major and returned to Maytag as he worked in industry for the next 38 years until 1958. During that time and after, he was a scholar, a world traveler, and became notable for his civic contributions to San Clemente and Capistrano Beach in California. The great palisades reservoir, part of his vision, was later named for him as the Roy A. Bradt Palisades Reservoir. Bradt passed away in California in 1989.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army.
Correspondence -- World War, 1914-1918
World War -- 1914 - 1918.
World War, 1914-1918--France
World War, 1914-1918.
Bradt, Roy Albert
Bradt , Robert Davidson

folder 1-2

Series 1, Correspondence 1918-08-1919-08

Physical Description: 0.05 Linear Feet(2 folders)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence written by Cpl. Roy Albert Bradt, USA to his girlfriend, Gladys Davidson, during the First World War. Inventory:
48 correspondence, personal, Aug. 1918--Aug. 1919
folder 3

Series 2, Biography

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contains a photocopied biography of Cpl. Roy Albert Bradt, USA.