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Hoyt Sparrow Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00009

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single letter written by Sergeant Hoyt Sparrow of the 1st Battalion of the 61st Infantry Regiment to his wife in Columbia, South Carolina while serving in the Vietnam War. The letter is dated August 6, 1969, and concerns Sparrow's continuing attempts to return to America and his ailing wife, as well as discussion of their children.

Dates

  • 1969 August 6

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

20.25 cm x 12.75 cm

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 Feet

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2014.253 was received by Special Collections in December 2015.

Physical Description

20.25 cm x 12.75 cm

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Tim Eklund, Special Collections staff, in January 2015.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Hoyt Sparrow Letter
Date
2015-07-28
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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