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Subseries 2A: Military Correspondence, 1944-1954

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Military Correspondence subseries is divided into two parts. The first grouping consists of letters sent, approximately three a week, by Lanham to his wife from 1944 until the end of WWII. Each letter is several pages long and detail his experiences, observations, and feelings concerning commanding a unit on the frontlines, the Battle of the Bulge, meeting up with the Russian Army, and the immediate aftermath of the war. The second grouping is Confidential SHAPE Correspondence Files, as arranged by Lanham. The letters date from 1950 until his retirement four years later. The folders are a mix of personal correspondence and official military orders and memorandum.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year and month.

Collection History

Appraisal

No materials were separated from this collection during processing in 2008.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Pete Asch in 2008. Finding aid written by Pete Asch in June 2008.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

A number of vinyl records can be found in Series 5: Oversized Materials. The majority are recordings of speeches given by General Lanham at military functions or graduations.

Credit this material:

Subseries 2A: Military Correspondence; Charles T. Lanham Papers, MC081, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 7-9

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Related Materials

Collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library that include correspondence with Charles T. Lanham are the Papers of David Lawrence, James V. Forrestal, and Hamilton Fish Armstrong.

A collection of correspondence between Lanham and Hemmingway is held in the C. T. Lanham Papers on Ernest Hemingway, 1945-1978 (C0305), Manuscripts Division, Firestone Library, Princeton University.

Bibliography

The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note: Biographical Sketch of Major General C. T. Lanham, USA, Ret. Washington, D. C.: War Department Special Staff Public Relations Division. "Charles Trueman Lanham No. 7293 Class of 1924." Assembly 38, no. 1 (1979): 117-18. Who's Who in America 1958-1959. New Providence, N.J.: Marquis, 1958.

Names:
Xerox corporation
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. SHAPE and Allied Command Europe
Penn-Texas Group
Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Lanham, C. T. (Charles Trueman), 1902-
Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985