Paul A. Camp papers

Paul A. Camp papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Camp, Paul A.
Title: Paul A. Camp papers
Dates: 1943-1945
Quantity: 1.4 Linear feet (1 half box, 1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Paul A. Camp from 1943-1945. The papers include correspondence; printed U.S. Army materials including handbooks, pamphlets, and regulations; photographs of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp; and copies of the Stars and Stripes and the Yank. The correspondence is from Camp to his aunt, Emily DeVore, written from Belgium, France, Germany, and Czechoslovokia during Camp's service with the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion during World War II. While the letters mainly contain personal information, they also include some discussion of the various areas, military life, and civilians.
Coll. Number: ms2333

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul A. Camp, soldier with the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion during World War II. Served in the European theater. The 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion was activated in May 1943 in Texas and was inactivated after the war in 1946. The battalion went to England and France in 1944. The 86th was involved in Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland. The unit ended the war in Czechoslovakia and returned home in July 1945.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp).
Concentration camps--Germany--Photographs.
Soldiers--United States.
United States. Army. Chemical Mortar Battalion, 86th.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Germany.
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

Paul A. Camp papers. MS 2333. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxItem
11Yank magazine-various issues ca. Stars and Stripes-various editions ca., 1943-1945/ 1944-1945
2Artifacts: Piece of camouflage parachute; 3 C-ration tins
21Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp photos
2Correspondance: Letters written by Paul A. Camp addressed to his aunt, written at various locations in the European theater., 1943-45
3Printed Matter: How to Shoot; Army Song Book; Chemical Warfare Service Field Manual; Rifle Marksmanship; Chemical Decontamination Materials and Equipment; First Aid for Soldiers; When You Are Overseas; service record; shoe purchase certificate; telephone card