Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Charles W. Cloud letters

Abstract

The Charles W. Cloud letters (dated 1918-1919; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise four letters from Cloud to Coletta King in Columbus, Ohio while he is stationed in France after the signing of the Armistice in World War I.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Charles W. Cloud letters
Creator
Cloud, Charles W., 1893-1977
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Engineering
Engineering -- Study and teaching
Letters.
Military education
Military life.
Soldiers -- Correspondence
World War, 1914-1918.
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
2009ms132.0400: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Charles W. Cloud letters, 1918-1919, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Charles W. Cloud (1893-1977) was born in Columbus, Ohio to Jerry Cloud (1866-1931) and Frieda Weber (1875-1975). He attended Ohio State University and participated in the ROTC program, after graduating Cloud ended up working for the university as an architectural engineer. In July 1918, he enlisted in the Army and became part of the 309th Engineer Regiment. From September 1918 to May 1919 Cloud was overseas in France as a Corporal; in June of 1919, he was discharged after receiving a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. In 1928, Cloud married Mary Niemeth (1893-1972); the couple had one son, Robert (1936-2010). Throughout his life, Cloud remained in Columbus working as an architect.
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 Charles W. Cloud letters (dated 1918-1919; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise four letters from Cloud to Coletta King in Columbus, Ohio while he was stationed in France after the signing of the Armistice in World War I. In the letters, he writes about being upset at missing a chance to take part in any fighting, how Engineer Candidate School is going, whether he might have a shot at his old job back, being offered recommendations by past professors, and being put in charge of a few men to work on some buildings for the Army.
The Charles W. Cloud 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

Charles Cloud to Coletta King, 1918-1919

  • Box WH-21, folder 14
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