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Albertson family papers
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Description
The collection consists largely of personal correspondence, mostly the incoming and outgoing correspondence of E. Joe Albertson, Sr. while he was living in the Philippines, and the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Larrabee Albertson while he was living in Mexico and then various other locations while serving in the Air Force. Overall contains more than 1500 letters (with envelopes), as well as postcards, greeting cards, and personal ephemera.
Background
Elijah Joseph Albertson (known as Joseph or E. Joe) was a teacher in the Philippines and Peru and later worked at the Peekskill Evening Star, where he served as editor and co-publisher for nearly 40 years. Albertson was born in Pennsylvania on September 12, 1880, to Elijah and Ella (Larish) Albertson. He wed Beatrice Larrabee in 1910, and the two had several children, including three sons: J. Donald, Larrabee (also referred to as Lad and Larry), and E. Joe Jr. They settled in Peekskill, New York, in 1924, and E. Joe bought the Star with partner Donald F. Ikeler. Larrabee Albertson (born circa 1915) attended Columbia and the University of Hawaii, and later served as a lieutenant in the Air Force in the 1940s. He was stationed in various places including Hawaii, China, and Tampa. Other family members represented in the collection include E. Joe's siblings: Chauncey, Atta, Hazel, Charles, and Marguerite, as well as Beatrice's sister Louise. Elijah Joseph Albertson, Sr., died in 1965.
Extent
6.59 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.