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W. A. Goodpasture Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00078

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Five letters written by Wilbur A. Goodpasture to his wife during World War II.  Goodpasture was a combat soldier in the United States Army, 3rd Armored Division.  The letters were written in England, shortly before the invasion at Normandy and from Germany.  Two of the letters were written post Victory over Europe Day.  Goodpasture received the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and earned five campaign medals. When the United States Army initiated the point system to rotate soldiers back to the home front, Goodpasture had a high number which allowed him to return home quickly.

Dates

  • 1944- 1945

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Foot

Arrangement of Materials:

Chronologically

Title
Guide to the W. A. Goodpasture Letters
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Christina R. Luers.
Date
2016-03-22
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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