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Bradt (Roy Albert) First World War Correspondence
2015.046.w.r  
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Description
This collection contains correspondence written by Corporal Roy Albert Bradt, United States Army to his girlfriend, Gladys Davidson, while part of the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War. Also included is a one page biography of Cpl. Bradt.
Background
Roy A. Bradt was born in Iowa in 1893. After some work with the Maytag Company, he served as a Corporal in the American Expeditionary Forces in the First World War from 1918 to 1919. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant Major and returned to Maytag as he worked in industry for the next 38 years until 1958. During that time and after, he was a scholar, a world traveler, and became notable for his civic contributions to San Clemente and Capistrano Beach in California. The great palisades reservoir, part of his vision, was later named for him as the Roy A. Bradt Palisades Reservoir. Bradt passed away in California in 1989.
Extent
0.15 Linear Feet (3 folders)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Availability
This collection is open for research.