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Commons (Aubrey) family papers
MS 4140  
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Description
Consists of letters written by Aubrey Commons to his parents while he was serving in the United States Air Force during World War II (1941-1946); photographs of Commons and his family, including images related to Commons' military service during World War II and his education at San Jose State University after the war (circa 1934-1965); color transparencies of Grass Valley, California, and of Aubrey Commons' father in the Grass Valley mines (circa 1920s); ephemera; and a Cornish cookbook (2007).
Background
Aubrey Marshall Commons was born in 1917 to Marshall and Beatrice Commons. The Commons family moved to Grass Valley, California, in 1922, where Marshall Commons worked as a miner. The family was of Cornish heritage. Aubrey Commons served in the United States Air Force as an officer during World War II, and was stationed in England. After the war, he studied education at San Jose State University on the G.I. Bill, and worked as a high school teacher in Sacramento, California.
Extent
0.45 linear feet (1 document box)
Restrictions
Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Aubrey Commons were transferred to the California Historical Society (CHS) on April 15, 2019 by Lisa Adam. Reproduction or publication of materials in this collection beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of CHS. Please contact rights@calhist.org.
Availability
Collection is open for research.