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James Kimmel Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00051

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

PFC Kames Kimmel (1921-1944) letters to and from him during World War II.  Kimmel was killed in action in Italy while serving with the Army in the 157th Infantry.  Collection includes 100's of letters, eight v-mail letters, and five letters witten by Janet Bosler, Kimmel's sweetheart, that were returned and marked "deceased".  The collection also includes newspaper clippings that reported Kimmel's death, a church service bulletin for his memorial, and letters of condolence to Bosler from soldiers who served with Kimmel when he died.  Later, Janet Bosler married Edgar Greene, Jr. in 1968. The collection includes correspondence regarding their marriage and also earlier correspondence from her mother, Mrs. Louise Thomas Bosler.

Dates

  • 1943-1944

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

1.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Chronological order.

Title
Guide to the James Kimmel Letters
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Christina Luers.
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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