|Creator:||Thomas, Sidney Samuel, 1923-|
|Title:||Sidney Samuel Thomas papers|
|Quantity:||6.0 Linear feet (11 document boxes, 1 oversized box)|
Sidney Samuel Thomas was a cryptographer during World War II with the 155th AACS Squadron. He resided in Athens, Georgia.
The collection consists of the correspondence of Sidney Samuel Thomas, a sergeant in the United States Army. The majority of the correspondence consists of letters written by Thomas while serving as a cryptographer in Cayenne, French Guiana to his mother, Mrs. S.S. Thomas, his sister, Mrs. Sybil Gunn, and his aunt, Mrs. J.H. McGraw. In his letters, Thomas describes his duties as a cryptographer, his daily routine, army life, as well as family and community issues in Athens. There is some mention of war news and politics, as well as numerous references to popular movies and books of the era. Also included are postcards, two scrapbooks, and some theater programs.
Arranged by record type.
Sidney Samuel Thomas papers. MS 2988. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.