Sidney Samuel Thomas letters

Sidney Samuel Thomas letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Thomas, Sidney Samuel, 1923-2012
Title: Sidney Samuel Thomas letters
Dates: 1943-1946
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3030

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence to Sidney Samuel Thomas from 1943 to 1946, while he lived in Athens, Georgia, and worked as a military cryptographer in St. Petersburg, Miami, and West Palm Beach, Florida; Pawling, New York; and Greensboro, North Carolina. Correspondents include P.F.C. John Lomax, Cpl. Marian Talmadge, Cpl. Pope Hill, Sgt. Carl Cox, Cpl. Cecil Bentz, Cpl. M.K. Smith, Merritt Whelchel, and Cpl. James Swan. Correspondence concerns a plethora of topics, including duties, respective lives in the Army, and daily routines; and 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.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
United States. Air Force.
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Sidney Samuel Thomas letters, ms3030, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository are: Sidney Samuel Thomas papers, ms2988.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1943-1944
2Letters, 1945 January 8-February 17
3Letters, 1945 February 19-April 11
4Letters, 1945 April 24-June 13
5Letters, 1945 June 14-July 21
6Letters, 1945 August 27-October 5
7Letters, 1945 October 14-November 20
8Letters, 1945 December 20-1946 September 6
9Letters - undated