Guide to the Thomas Dolan Collection, 1942-1944

Finding aid prepared by Caitlin Tetreau and Jennifer Cox.

Collection number:     BLC-CR09
Title:     Thomas Dolan Collection, 1942-1944 
Dates:     1942-1944, bulk 1943-1944
Extent:     .25 linear feet 18 letters

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains 18 letters, V-mail, photographs, and documents from U.S Army Staff Sergeant Thomas Dolan (created 1942-1943) and mailed to the U.S from the Middle East and Camp Crowder, Missouri. Letter’s address Dolan’s time serving in the U.S Army in Egypt, a childhood friend who was killed in war and his father’s death while he was abroad. The letters demonstrate Dolan’s care for his mother as he tries to be supportive and encouraging since his father’s passing. Accompanying the letters are 20 photographs of Egypt, a 1943 Gang Show pamphlet, a Power of Attorney form, an invitation to Christmas Dinner, 1942 in Cairo from his Majesty King Farouk, and two souvenirs from Jerusalem.


Arranged chronologically.

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Randall J. Cushing Collection

Collection Contents


001        Photos and misc. papers
002        Sept. 15, 1942-June 2, 1943
003        Nov. 13, 1943-Feb. 29, 1943
004        Aug. 29, 1944-Jan. 6, 1945 and undated
005        Certificates and programs