|Title:||Irene Berry papers|
|Quantity:||0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)|
The collection consists of papers of Irene Berry from 1915-1952. The papers mainly include correspondence to Berry, of Sparta (Ga.), from her children, grandchildren, and relatives. Of particular interest are letters from her son Meredith W. Berry concerning his search for work during the Depression in Atlanta (Ga.) and New Orleans (La.) and his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Because of censors, the WWII letters contain little war news, but do contain news of family and friends.
Box 1 contains folders 1:1-9. These folders contain correspondence to Irene Berry from the following: her children, her daughters-in-law, and her grandchildren. Folders 1:1-1:3 contains letters to Irene Berry from her son Meredith concerning his search for work in Louisiana in the 1930s, his marriage, and his service in the Navy during World War II. In folder 1:3, his letters mention his naval training at Dartmouth, New Hampshire; in Princeton, New Jersey; and in California where he served as lieutenant and later executive officer on the U.S.S. Gladiator.
Box 2 contains folders 2:1-2 which include letters and cards to Irene Berry from other relatives. Folder 2:2 also contains several photographs.
Arranged by correspondent, then in chronological order.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Irene Berry papers. MS 2770. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
The collection of Irene Berry was acquired by the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library in June 1991. The collection was contributed by Monty Pound and was not organized into any order.