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Pro Patria collection, 1941-1996

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-31
Pro Patria was printed for remembrance of those Hobart and William Smith students who died in World War II. This collection documents every step of the process of the making of the Pro Patria publication and includes receipts, correspondence, associated texts, and edited copies of the publication. There is a scrapbook with a page for each individual honored, including biographical information and other primary sources. Within the collection there are letters from the 1940's from the service men and women honored. Also, correspondence from the early 1990's between the Eatons and family members of those honored and other historical institutions.

Dates

  • 1941-1996

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

Pro Patria was printed for remembrance of those Hobart and William Smith students who died in World War II. This collection has documentation of the process of the making of the Pro Patria publication and includes receipts, correspondences, associated texts, and edited copies of the publication.

Biographical Note

There are thirty-four Hobart men and one William Smith woman who are written about in Pro Patria. Their class years ranged from 1914 through 1947, with the majority being from the years 1940 and 1944.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following series:

  1. Individual Information and Family Contact Information
  2. Thank You Letters (from recipients of the publication)
  3. Draft Copy and Military Insignia
  4. Richard Blanford Correspondence with the Eatons and various government officials
  5. "From Alumni/ae Office to the Eatons"
  6. Photographs and Negatives
  7. Receipts of Expenses
  8. Miscellanea I
  9. Copy Reviewed by Professor Juliet at St. Bonaventure University
  10. Correspondence of Capt. George Ashmun
  11. "Found Between Pages of Green Pro Patria Scrapbook Near Herbert Jacob Welker"
  12. Ed Crone and Slaughterhouse Five
  13. Scrapbook of individuals honored
  14. World War II monographs

Location

Boxes 1-2: Archives Storage, Range 22B, Section 4

Provenance

The Pro Patria collection was given to The Warren Hunting Smith Library in August, 2004 by Steven '40 and Betty '42 Eaton.
Title
Pro Patria collection, 1941-1946: A Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Brian Schubmehl
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva New York 14456 U.S.A. US (United States)