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Richard Kidd papers

Identifier: MS 00357

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Content Description

Personal correspondence including a letter from Richard Kidd to "Bonnie and kids" and a citation from the United States Army signed by Lt. Col., AGD, Adjutant General, Mark Amen. Photographs contained in the collection include those that depict soldiers and life during World War II. Postcards of Germany and photographs of the Statue of Liberty circa 1945 are also included.

There is an accompanying essay written 2022 April 28 by Sydney Kidd Finneran titled "Propagation for Generations and Goodies' Gallivant throughout Germany: The Kidd Family Legacy."


  • Creation: Circa 1945

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The 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

Richard "Goodie" Kidd fought in the the 87th combat infantry and 347th Infantry Regiment in the Second World War (1939-1945). Kidd fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Normandy and Belgium as well as in the Mass Surrender of German Troops on May 6, 1945. Kidd was injured duirng the war suffering from frostbite. Prior to the War, Kidd was a dance teacher. Richard Kidd married Eunice Elizabeth "Bunnie" Canova and had seven children.


0.4 Linear Feet (Four legal sized folders)




The Richard Kidd papers are arranged into four series. Series I. Correspondence, Series II. Photographs, Series III. Military life, and Series IV. Essays.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sydney Kidd Finneran.

Guide to the Richard Kidd papers
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William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2023 March
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository