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Bruce Hildebrand Letters

Identifier: SC 00237

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains 16 letters written by Bruce Hildebrand, a Lieutenant in the 541st Military Intelligence Detachment,11th Armored Cavalry during the Vietnam War. The letters are addressed to his parents in Dayton, Ohio and were written between 1969 and 1970. Topics covered include his day-to-day activities, sports back home, descriptions of combat, and the mood of the officers.


  • Creation: 1969-1970


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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 Information:

Bruce Hildebrand served in 541st Military Intelligence Detachment 11th Armored Cavalry in the Vietnam War.


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Arrangement of Materials:

Chronological order.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2014.199 was received by Special Collections in November and December 2014. Accessions 2015.042, 2015.071, and 2015.121 were received by Special Collections in March of 2015.

Processing Information:

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

Guide to the Bruce Hildebrand Letters
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