Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Annie Arnold letters

Abstract

The Annie Arnold letters (dated 1943-1961, bulk 1953; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise correspondence that documents family life during the Korean War.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Annie Arnold letters
Creator
Arnold, Annie, 1904-1988
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Korean War, 1950-1953
Soldiers -- Correspondence
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0051: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Annie Arnold letters, 1943-1961, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Annie Arnold was born May 12, 1904 in Springfield, Kentucky. She married John S. Sullivan (1908-1956), moved to Decatur, Illinois, and had a son, Robert M. Sullivan (1929-1989). She passed away July 24, 1988 in Bardstown, Kentucky.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Annie Arnold letters (dated 1943-1961, bulk 1953; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise correspondence that documents family life during the Korean War. The letters are primarily from Annie's son, Robert while he served in the Korean War and describe his plans upon his return home, focusing very little on his activities while deployed in Korea. There are two additional letters, one from Robert's wife asking for help when Robert left her and their daughter and another from a relative detailing the family's genealogy.
The Annie Arnold letters are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access The collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Annie Arnold letters, 1943-1961

  • Box 142, folder 8
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