Bryant Sellers papers

Bryant Sellers papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Sellers, Bryant
Title: Bryant Sellers papers
Dates: 1953-1954
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3045

Biographical/Historical Note

PFC Bryant Sellers was in the 256th SC Company at the end of the Korean War. He was never sent overseas, but was stationed for six months at Camp San Luis in Obispo, California and then at Camp Gordon in Augusta, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters written almost daily by Sellers to his wife, Mary (b. 1935) who was back home in Pomona and Chino, California. Although mainly love letters, there is some information about the routine of Army camp life. Sellers also tries to advise his young wife on matters such as finances, health and car maintenance. The letters end in May 1954, as Mary plans to move to Georgia to be with her husband. There are also three letters written by servicemen that appear to be unrelated to the Bryant Sellers papers.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Camp Gordon (Dekalb County, Ga.)
Correspondence.
Korean War, 1950-1953--History.
Military spouses--California--Chino--Correspondence.
Military spouses--California--Pomona--Correspondence.
Military training camps--California--San Luis Obispo--History.
Military training camps--Georgia--History.
Sellers, Bryant -- Correspondence
Soldiers--United States--Correspondence.
United States. Army. -- Military life

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bryant Sellers papers. MS 3045. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence, 1953 March-July
 
2Correspondence, 1953 August 1-14
 
3Correspondence, 1953 August 15-31
 
5Correspondence, 1953 September 1-14
 
5Correspondence, 1953 September 16-30
 
6Correspondence, 1953 October 1-14
 
7Correspondence, 1953 October 15-29
 
8Correspondence, 1953 November 1-14
 
9Correspondence, 1953 November 15-30
 
10Correspondence, 1953 December 1-15
 
11Correspondence, 1953 December 16-31
 
12Correspondence, 1954 January
 
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, 1954 February
 
2Correspondence, 1954 March 1-15
 
3Correspondence, 1954 March 16-31
 
4Correspondence, 1954 April
 
5Correspondence, 1954 May
 
6Correspondence and empty envelopes, undated
 
7Correspondence unrelated letters, 1918, 1942, 1943