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Carl Holmberg Letter

Identifier: SC 01113

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains a single letter, written immediately after the announcement of the surrender of Germany by a mother in Connecticut to her son, Private First Class Carl Holmberg, who had been wounded. The letter discusses the arrival of V-E Day, the continuing fighting in the Pacific, and advice to not continue serving.


  • Creation: 1945 May 7


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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.

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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.

Biographical Information:

Carl Norman Holmberg was an engineering student at the University of Connecticut until 1944. Private First Class Holmberg served in World War II from January to April 1945, when he was wounded in action in Germany. After the war, Holmberg went back to the University of Connecticut and graduated in 1948, worked as an engineer for 40 years until his retirement in 1993, and passed away in 2010.


0.01 Linear Foot

Acquisition Information:

Mss. Acc. 2014.196 was received by Special Collections in November, 2014.

Physical Description

20.5 cm x 13 cm

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in December 2014.

Guide to the Carl Holmberg Letter
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository