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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: "Boom" Second World War correspondence
    source: Brick, Aaron
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.670.w.r
    Physical Description: .025 Linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1938 April 17
    Abstract: This collection contains one correspondence from "Boom" written in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii preceding the Second World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 24
    Container: 16
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Aaron Brick.

    Custodial History

    The donor, Aaron Brick, found the letter on the ground in San Francisco shortly after an older neighbor moved out.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], "Boom" Second World War correspondence (2017.670.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Content Description

    This collection contains one correspondence from an unknown author signed "Boom" written in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii preceding the Second World War. "Boom" was serving on a ship in the United States Navy and was writing to his sweetheart in San Diego on Easter Sunday. He mentioned buying her some gifts from Honolulu and seeing a program at the YMCA, having beers, with a friend named Chappel. He mentioned coming home soon, but it may take some time once he gets in because he is in charge of the ship's compass.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1939-1945) -- Hawaii
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    Brick, Aaron