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S. Cole Bradley Papers

Identifier: MS 00024

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters, ephemera, and original art work created by S. Cole Bradley while stationed in the Philippines as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force during World War II. The bulk of the letters are addressed to Eudora Lampman, whom he would later marry. The sketches are done in pencil as well as pen and ink with watercolors. The drawings depict everyday military life in the Philippines including ships, landscapes, and servicemen at work and leisure.


  • Creation: circa 1941-1945, 1991-1994

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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.

Biographical / Historical

S. Cole Bradley was a member of Battery "G" at this command. Eudora Grace Lampman later married S. Cole Bradley on September 11, 1954, in Brookfield, Connecticut.


0.20 Linear Feet

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

The fragile nature of this material may limit handling.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2015.176 was hand-delivered to Special Collections by the donor on 9/11/2014. Acc. 2016.015 was delivered via USPS by the donor.

Related Materials

"Historical and Pictorial Review of the 207th Coast Artillery (AA) of the Army of the United States, 1941". This yearbook is for the Anti-Aircraft Training Center at Camp Stewart, GA in 1941. S. Cole Bradley was a member of Battery "G". The yearbook (Acc. No. 2016.015) was removed from the S. Cole Bradley Papers and will be catalogued.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in August 2015.



Guide to the S. Cole Bradley Papers
Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository