William Bruce Eidson, Jr. papers

William Bruce Eidson, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Eidson, William Bruce, 1922-1999
Title: William Bruce Eidson, Jr. papers
Dates: 1919-1963
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet 3 document boxes
Coll. Number: ms3087

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and ephemera dated from 1919 to 1963 and collected by the William Bruce Eidson family of Ways (or Richmond Hill), Bryan County, Georgia. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from William Bruce Eidson, Jr. to his parents from 1939 to 1952 while he was a student at Georgia Tech, in the army as a flight trainee and part of its specialized training program, and a journalism student at the University of Georgia after the war. Also included is a group of letters written by William Bruce Eidson to his wife from 1919 to 1952 while he worked elsewhere in the lumber trade and later as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps and in Columbus, Georgia at Fort Benning.


Index Terms

Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.).
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.).
Eidson, William Bruce, 1887-1963
Eidson, William Bruce, 1922-1999
Flight training--United States.
Forest products industry--Georgia.
Fort Benning (Ga.)
Georgia Institute of Technology. -- Students
Japan--Description and travel.
Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952
Military training camps--Georgia.
Soldiers--Georgia.
United States. Army.
University of Georgia. -- Students
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William B. Eidson, Jr. papers, ms3087, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased in 2002.

Processing Information note

Photographs have been removed and placed into a separate series for preservation purposes.


Related Material

Related Collections in this Repository include the James William Lassiter papers, ms2703; Sydney C. Heindel papers, ms2561.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11-82Letters from William Bruce Eidson, Jr., 1939-1944
 
BoxFolder
21-54Letters from William Bruce Eidson, Jr., 1945-1952
 
55-56Letters from William Bruce Eidson, Jr. - undated
 
BoxFolder
31-31Letters from William B. Eidson, Sr., 1919-1952
 
32Letter from Douglas Jarrard, 1921 January 17
Letter written by Douglas Jarrard
 
33Letter from Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother, 1921 January 19
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
 
34Letter from Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother, 1921 May 20
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
 
35Letter from Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother, 1921 August 28
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
 
36Letter from Helen Caswell, 1922 March 2
Letter written by Helen Caswell
 
37Letter from Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother, 1922 October 19
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
 
38Letter from Eugene Talmadge, 1940 August 15
Letter written by Eugene Talmadge
 
39Letter from Mgr., Henry Ford Development, 1942 March 13
Letter written by Mgr., Henry Ford Development
 
40Letter from Ethel Eidson, 1945 December 21
Letter written by Ethel Eidson
 
41Letter from UGA registrar, 1946 July 23
Letter written by UGA registrar
 
42Letter from State Farm Insurance, 1946 October 1
Letter written by State Farm Insurance
 
43Letter from Veta Morris, 1948 January 26
Letter written by Veta Morris
 
44Letter from Maude (cousin), 1952 July 21
Letter written by Maude (cousin)
 
45Letter from Maude (cousin), 1952 September 2
Letter written by Maude (cousin)
 
46Letter from Mamie, 1963 September 11
Letter written by Mamie
 
47Letter from Veta Morris - undated
Letter written by Veta Morris
 
48Letter from Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother - undated
Letter written by Mrs. Morris, Ethel Eidson's mother
 
49Photograph - William Eidson, Jr. in uniform (6), 1943 December 17
 
49Photograph - camp life (3), 1945 August 19
 
50Cards, invitations, clippings