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Guide to the Richard H. Bryant Collection, 1943-1945
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Description
Richard H. Bryant served in the US Army in the Pacific theater during World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star. While serving overseas, he corresponded via V-mail and regular post with his sisters Wava and Beverly in Florence, South Carolina, his younger brother James, and numerous other friends and family members both at home and overseas. The letters include news from South Carolina, especially the local church, gasoline rations, women in the workforce, media coverage of the war, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's fourth presidential campaign.
Background
William H. Bryant served in the US Army in the Pacific theater during World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star. While serving overseas, he corresponded via V-mail with his sisters Wava and Beverly in Florence, South Carolina, his younger brother James, and numerous other friends and family members both at home and overseas. V-mail, short for Victory Mail, was used extensively during World War II in order to conserve the weight and size of correspondence exchanged between servicemen serving in the European and Pacific theaters and their families on the home front. Soldiers wrote on special V-mail letter sheets, which were then censored, microfilmed, and shipped. After arriving in the United States V-mail letters were re-printed at 60% of their original size and sent to their destination.
Extent
0.21 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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The collection is open for research use.