Guide to the World War II San Diego State College Servicemen's Correspondence Collection

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2008-01-14
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San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
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Guide to the World War II San Diego State College Servicemen's Correspondence Collection 1941/1945

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: World War II San Diego State College Servicemen's Correspondence Collection
Dates: 1941-1945
Identification: MS-0369
Creator: Post, Lauren Chester, 1899-1976
Physical Description: 3.96 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791
Note:
Other Information:
Additional information may be found at http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/nas/streaming/dept/scua/SPECCOLL/Collections/WWIIServicemensCorrespondence/AztecNewsletterComplete.pdf

Biographical Information:

A native of Rayne, Louisiana, Lauren Post was professor of geography at San Diego State from 1937-1969. He was educated at the University of California and Louisiana State University, and taught at San Francisco State and at Louisiana State before coming to San Diego State. Post is remembered for his Aztec News Letter in which he corresponded with Aztec servicemen during World War II.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego State College -- Alumni and alumnae -- Correspondence
San Diego State University -- Faculty -- Correspondence

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers
Publications

Personal Name:

Adams, Jane Ford -- Correspondence
Adams, John R., 1900-1994 -- Correspondence
Post, Lauren C. -- Correspondence

Topical Term:

World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, World War II San Diego State Servicemen's Correspondance Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Lauren C. Post Papers, 1917-1977
Omega Xi Newsletter, 1943-1945 (Uncataloged Periodicals, Series: University Archives)
The Aztec News Letter, 1942-1946 available online here: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/nas/streaming/dept/scua/SPECCOLL/Collections/WWIIServicemensCorrespondence/AztecNewsletterComplete.pdf

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of ten boxes of letters received from servicemen, servicewomen, and their families during the Second World War. The collection consists of letters sent to Lauren Post for his information in compiling the SDSC newsletter, San Diego State College Service Men's News Letter, which later changed its name to The Aztec News Letter. At the end of the war, The Aztec News Letter was circulated to over 3,000 service and homefront readers.
The collection has over 4500 individual letters, arranged chronologically by year then alphabetically within the folder. Some letters with no dates, partial or unreadable names, or that were unsigned are at the end of the collection. A full run of the Aztec News Letter is also part of the collection. Cut and paste this URL to view the newsletter.
A comprehensive database of the correspondence has been prepared and is available for use in Special Collections. Sortable fields included in the database are Last Name, First Name, Date, Killed, Notes, and Category.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

1942 A

Box 1, Folder 2

1942 B

Box 1, Folder 3

1942 C

Box 1, Folder 4

1942 D

Box 1, Folder 5

1942 E

Box 1, Folder 6

1942 F

Box 1, Folder 7

1942 G

Box 1, Folder 8

1942 H

Box 1, Folder 9

1942 J

Box 1, Folder 10

1942 K

Box 1, Folder 11

1942 L

Box 1, Folder 12

1942 M

Box 1, Folder 13

1942 N

Box 1, Folder 14

1942 O

Box 1, Folder 15

1942 P

Box 1, Folder 16

1942 R

Box 1, Folder 17

1942 S

Box 1, Folder 18

1942 T

Box 1, Folder 19

1942 W

Box 1, Folder 20

1942 V

Box 1, Folder 21

1942 Y

Box 2, Folder 1

1943 A

Box 2, Folder 2

1943 Ba-Bo

Box 2, Folder 3

1943 Br-By

Box 2, Folder 4

1943 C-Ca

Box 2, Folder 5

1943 Ce-Ch

Box 2, Folder 6

1943 Ci-Cy

Box 2, Folder 7

1943 D

Box 2, Folder 8

1943 E

Box 2, Folder 9

1943 F

Box 2, Folder 10

1943 G

Box 3, Folder 1

1943 H-He

Box 3, Folder 2

1943 Hi-Hu

Box 3, Folder 3

1943 I

Box 3, Folder 4

1943 J

Box 3, Folder 5

1943 K

Box 3, Folder 6

1943 L

Box 3, Folder 7

1943 M-Mc

Box 3, Folder 8

1943 Me-Mu

Box 3, Folder 9

1943 N

Box 3, Folder 10

1943 O

Box 3, Folder 11

1943 P

Box 4, Folder 1

1943 Q

Box 4, Folder 2

1943 R

Box 4, Folder 3

1943 S-Sl

Box 4, Folder 4

1943 Sm-Su

Box 4, Folder 5

1943 T

Box 4, Folder 6

1943 V

Box 4, Folder 7

1943 W-We

Box 4, Folder 8

1943 Wh-Wu

Box 4, Folder 9

1943 Y

Box 4, Folder 10

1944 A

Box 4, Folder 11

1944 Ba-Bl

Box 4, Folder 12

1944 Bo-By

Box 5, Folder 1

1944 Ca-Ch

Box 5, Folder 2

1944 Cl-Cu

Box 5, Folder 3

1944 D

Box 5, Folder 4

1944 E

Box 5, Folder 5

1944 F

Box 5, Folder 6

1944 G

Box 5, Folder 7

1944 Ha

Box 5, Folder 8

1944 He-Hu

Box 5, Folder 9

1944 I-J

Box 5, Folder 10

1944 K

Box 6, Folder 1

1944 L

Box 6, Folder 2

1944 M-Mc

Box 6, Folder 3

1944 Me-Mu

Box 6, Folder 4

1944 N

Box 6, Folder 5

1944 O

Box 6, Folder 6

1944 P

Box 6, Folder 7

1944 Q

Box 6, Folder 8

1944 R-Ric

Box 6, Folder 9

1944 Rid-Ry

Box 6, Folder 10

1944 S-Sl

Box 6, Folder 11

1944 Sm-Sp

Box 6, Folder 12

1944 St-Sw

Box 7, Folder 1

1944 T

Box 7, Folder 2

1944 V

Box 7, Folder 3

1944 W

Box 7, Folder 4

1944 Y-Z

Box 7, Folder 5

1945 A

Box 7, Folder 6

1945 B

Box 7, Folder 7

1945 C

Box 7, Folder 8

1945 D

Box 7, Folder 9

1945 E

Box 7, Folder 10

1945 F

Box 7, Folder 11

1945 G

Box 7, Folder 12

1945 H

Box 7, Folder 13

1945 I-J

Box 7, Folder 14

1945 K

Box 8, Folder 1

1945 L

Box 8, Folder 2

1945 M

Box 8, Folder 3

1945 N-O

Box 8, Folder 4

1945 P-Q

Box 8, Folder 5

1945 R

Box 8, Folder 6

1945 S

Box 8, Folder 7

1945 T-V

Box 8, Folder 8

1945 W

Box 8, Folder 9

1945 Y-Z

Box 8, Folder 10

1946 A-L

Box 8, Folder 11

1946 M-Z

Box 9, Folder 1

No Dates

Box 9, Folder 2

Partial Letters

Box 9, Folder 3

Partial Names

Box 9, Folder 4

Partial Names

Box 9, Folder 5

Other Materials

Box 9, Folder 6

Aztec News Letter, May 1942- July 1942

Box 10, Folder 1

Aztec News Letter, May 1942- March 1946