Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: August T. Hartman letters

Abstract

The August T. Hartman letters (dated 1918-1919; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters from Hartman sent to his family while he served with the US Army during World War I, including his basic training and his time overseas in France.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: August T. Hartman letters
Creator
Hartman, August T., 1897-
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Family.
Letters.
Military life.
Soldiers.
Soldiers -- Correspondence
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918 -- France.
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
2009ms132.0406: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: August T. Hartman letters, 1918-1919, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
August T. Hartman (1890-1963) was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In July 1918, he enlisted in the US Army, and was sent overseas to France September 1918 to July 1919. He worked with his brother as a farmer. No other biographical information available.
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 August T. Hartman letters (dated 1918-1919; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters from Hartman sent to his family while he served with the US Army during World War I, including his basic training and his time overseas in France. The letters describe plans for his family to visit, foods and gifts he received, the weather at Camp Sherman and Camp Mills, his safe arrival in France, and potential dates of return.
The August T. Hartman 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 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

August T. Hartman to family, 1918-1919

  • Box WH-22, folder 4
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