|Creator:||Thomas, Sidney Samuel, 1923-|
|Title:||Sidney Samuel Thomas collection|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half 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 correspondence to Sidney Samuel Thomas, a sergeant in the United States Army. The collection consists of letters written to Thomas by various military friends and colleagues while he served as a military cryptographer in St. Petersburg, FL; Pawling, NY; Miami, FL; Greensboro, NC; and West Palm Beach, FL and lived in Athens, GA. The majority of the letters are from P.F.C. John H. Lomax, Cpl. Marin (Marian?) Talmadge, Cpl. Cecil W. Bentz, Cpl. M.K. Smith, P.F.C. Merritt Whelchel, and Cpl. James S. Swan. In the letters, Thomas' colleagues describe their duties, respective lives in the Army, and daily routines. There is discussion of religion and philosophy, as well as many references to the popular culture of the era, i.e. books, actors and movies. Included with some of the letters are clippings from newspapers and magazines of the period.
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Sidney Samuel Thomas collection. MS 3030. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.