Harry Nelson correspondence
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
- Nelson, Harry (Person)
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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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.