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Harry Nelson correspondence

Identifier: ahc.MSS930f

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence that describes daily life at Camp Gordon, Harry Nelson's observations of cultural differences between himself and southerners, and descriptions of their training. Also included are a transcription of the letters, a copy of a newspaper article on Camp Gordon, and photocopies of photos of Harry Nelson and Jane Nelson.


  • 1917-1918, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Harry Nelson (1889-1956) was born in Racine, Wisconsin, to Andrew Nelson (1835-1935) and Christine Nelson (1862-1936), Danish immigrants. In 1917, Nelson was drafted to fight in World War I and sent to Camp Gordon in DeKalb County for training. He then joined the 307th Field Signal Battalion, Company A, where he reached the rank of sergeant. Nelson married Jane Dorst Nelson (1899-1941) in 1925. They had one daughter, Helen Nelson (1928-?). Additional biographical information has not been determined.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1996

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
Harry Nelson correspondence
Rebecca Grieco
September 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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Atlanta GA 30305