Sydney C. Heindel, Jr. World War II collection

Sydney C. Heindel, Jr. World War II collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Heindel, Sydney C.
Title: Sydney C. Heindel, Jr. World War II collection
Dates: 1928-1946
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms2561

Biographical/Historical Note

Sydney C. Heindel, soldier with the U.S. Army's Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company, stationed in China and India during World War II.

Scope and Content Note

The collection mainly consists of correspondence of Sydney C. Heindel, Jr. to his parents in Cornelia, Georgia, from 1942-1946. Heindel's letters detail his training at military camps and schools in California, Nebraska, and at the Army Specialized Training Program (Stanford University, California). Heindel also writes from China and India, describing his duties with the Maintenance Company, the locales, news of family and friends, books he has read, and military social life. The collection also consists of some photographs, currency from China and India, and some miscellaneous papers.

Index Terms

Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.).
Military training camps--California.
Military training camps--Nebraska.
United States. Army. Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company, 441st.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Sydney C. Heindel, Jr. World War II collection, ms 2561, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1942 February 2-1943 January 21
2Letters, 1943 January 23-February 26
3Letters, 1943 March 1-May 25
4Letters, 1943 May 26-June 17
5Letters, 1943 June 20-July 12
6Letters, 1943 July 13-August 9
7Letters, 1943 August 10-September 1
8Letters, 1943 September 2-September 27
9Letters, 1943 September 28-October 31
10Letters, 1943 November 2-November 30
11Letters, 1943 December 2-1944 January 16
12Letters, 1944 January 17-February 21
13Letters, 1944 February 24-March 23
14Letters, 1944 March 29-April 24
15Letters, 1944 April 25-May 29
16Letters, 1944 May 30-July 3
17Letters, 1944 July 4-July 27
18Letters, 1944 July 28-September 17
19Letters, 1944 September 25-November 10
20Letters, 1944 November 11-December 7
21Letters, 1944 December 10-1945 February 17
22Letters, 1945 February 23-April 21
23Letters, 1945 April 23-June 26
24Letters, 1945 June 30-August 10
25Letters, 1945 August 12-October 11
26Letters, 1945 October 14-November 23
27Letters, 1945 November 25-1946 January 26
28Letters, undated
29Photographs, 1942, 1945, undated
30Undeveloped Negatives, undated
31Currency, 1928-1944
32Miscellaneous, 1943-1945
Consists of issue of The Stanford Daily; issue of Stanford Today; Army Service Forces, Ordinance Department, Ordance Automotive School graduation program; Authorization For Allotment of Pay; postcards; newspaper clippings; The History of the 441st Ordinance HV Auto Maint Co.