Sidney Samuel Thomas papers

Sidney Samuel Thomas papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Thomas, Sidney Samuel, 1923-
Title: Sidney Samuel Thomas papers
Dates: 1943-1945
Quantity: 6.0 Linear feet (11 document boxes, 1 oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms2988

Biographical/Historical Note

Sidney Samuel Thomas was a cryptographer during World War II with the 155th AACS Squadron. He resided in Athens, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social conditions--20th century.
Books--20th century.
Correspondence
Cryptographers--French Guiana--Cayenne.
Gunn, Sybil -- Correspondence
McGraw, J. H., Mrs. -- Correspondence
Motion pictures--20th century.
Thomas, S. S., Mrs. -- Correspondence
Thomas, Sidney Samuel, 1923- -- Correspondence
United States--Politics and government--1933-1945.
United States. Army. -- Military life
World War, 1939-1945--Cryptography.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sidney Samuel Thomas papers. MS 2988. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Letters, 1943 February 18 - March 30
 
2Letters, 1943 April 1 - April 13
 
3Letters, 1943 April 14 - April 29
 
4Letters, 1943 May 1 - May 31
 
5Letters, 1943 June 1 - June 30
 
6Letters, 1943 July 1 - July 20
 
7Letters, 1943 August 9 - August 15
 
8Letters, 1943 August 16 - August 29
 
9Letters, 1943 August 31 - September 13
 
10Letters, 1943 September 15 - September 26
 
11Letters, 1943 September 29 - October 10
 
BoxFolder
21Letters, 1943 October 12 - October 22
 
2Letters, 1943 October 28 - November 8
 
3Letters, 1943 November 9 - November 16
 
4Letters, 1943 November 15 - November 25
 
5Letters, 1943 November 27 - December 14
 
6Letters, 1943 December 15 - December 28
 
7Letters, 1944 January 1 - January 25
 
BoxFolder
31Letters, 1944 January 28 - February 22
 
2Letters, 1944 February 24 - March 11
 
3Letters, 1944 March 13 - March 30
 
4Letters, 1944 April 1 - April 29
 
5Letters, 1944 April 26 - May 6
 
6Letters, 1944 May 7 - May 20
 
7Letters, 1944 May 22 - June 3
 
8Letters, 1944 June 4 - June 15
 
9Letters, 1944 June 17 - June 30
 
BoxFolder
41Letters, 1944 July 1 - July 11
 
2Letters, 1944 July 15 - July 26
 
3Letters, 1944 July 27 - August 8
 
4Letters, 1944 August 11 - August 29
 
5Letters, 1944 September 3 - September 17
 
6Letters, 1944 September 16 - September 29
 
7Letters, 1944 October 1 - October 13
 
8Letters, 1944 October 15 - October 31
 
9Letters, 1944 November 2 - November 16
 
10Letters, 1944 November 18 - November 30
 
12Letters, 1944 December 17 - December 30
 
BoxFolder
51Letters, 1945 January 2 - January 16
 
2Letters, 1945 January 17 - February 1
 
3Letters, 1945 February 3 - February 12
 
4Letters, 1945 February 16 - March 5
 
5Letters, 1945 March 6 - March 20
 
6Letters, 1945 March 21 - June 29
 
7Letters, 1945 July 6 - July 17
 
8Letters, 1945 July 19 - July 29
 
9Letters, 1945 August 1 - August 14
 
10Letters, 1945 August 20 - August 29
 
11Letters, 1945 August 31- September 16
 
12Letters, 1945 September 18 - September 30
 
BoxFolder
61Letters, 1945 October 2 - October 18
 
2Letters, 1945 October 20 - November 4
 
3Letters, 1945 November 7 - November 17
 
4Letters, 1945 November 19 - December 6
 
5Letters, 1943 February 22 - June 27
 
6Letters, 1943 July 5 - December 31
 
7Letters, 1944 January 2 - March 5
 
8Letters, 1944 March 20 - July 13
 
9Letters, 1944 July 29 - October 10
 
10Letters, 1944 November 14 - December 31
 
11Letters, 1945 January 6 - March 7
 
12Letters, 1945 March 13 - October 11
 
13Letters, 1943 March 6 and June 14
 
BoxFolder
71Lecture Series, 1996 Joan D. Hedrick, Speaker
 
2The University of Georgia Columns, October 7, 1996
 
1Poster
 
2Poster
 
Box
8Decorative plate (with Georgia buildings depicted)
 
Box
9Additional material
 
BoxFolder
101Postcards
 
2Theater programs and menus
 
3Letters, 1977
 
4Photographs
 
5Autographs
 
1Scrapbook, 1930s
 
OS BoxItem
11Scrapbook, 1930s
 
OS Box
2Clothing
 
Box
12Additional materials- unsorted correspondence recevied in 2002
 
Box
13Additional materials- unsorted correspondence recevied in 2012