Edward E. Dougherty papers

Edward E. Dougherty papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Dougherty, Edward E., 1917-
Title: Edward E. Dougherty papers
Dates: Bulk, 1941-1946
Dates: 1941-1976
Quantity: 1.8 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box, 1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Edward E. Dougherty from 1941-1976. An excellent inventory of the collection exists in Box 1. According to this, the "collection of World War II material exhibit three different aspects of war life: 1) the lighter side, 2) the work-a-day world, and 3) the grim truths." It notes the many photographs in the collection, both from his training and service. Assorted materials add to the photographs: risque poems, jokes, and limericks along with particular forms and regulations. The papers include correspondence, records relating to Dougherty's army service during World War II and reserve duties after the war, printed material, and photographs. The correspondence (1941-1946) is mainly between Dougherty and his mother, Blanche C. Dougherty of Dayton (Ohio), during his army training in the United States and his service in the European theater with the 32nd Armored Battalion of the 3rd Armored Division during World War II. The collection also contains letters to Dougherty from friends and other family members. The letters mainly discuss personal issues. Some discuss military life, camp duties, fighting, and the impact of the war upon those at home.
Coll. Number: ms2332

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Emmet Dougherty (1917- ), Captain with the 32nd Armored Battalion of the 3rd Armored Division during World War II.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Dougherty, Blanche C.
United States. Army. Armored Division, 3rd.
World War, 1939-1945.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward E. Dougherty papers. MS 2332. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11U.S. Army Papers, 1942-5
2U.S. Army Papers, 1946-9
3U.S. Army Papers, 1950-2
4U.S. Army Papers, 1953-9
5Untitled, 1960-76
6Reserve Officer Evaluation Reports and Procedural Booklet
7U.S. Army Miscellaneous
8Letters, 1941
9Letters, 1942
10Letters, 1943-4
21Letters, 1945-6
2Envelopes and Undated Letters
4Risque Jokes, Poems, Etc.
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