Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Albert Moncol letters

Abstract

The Albert Moncol letters (dated 1944-1946; 0.17 cubic feet; 4 folders) comprises letters from Albert Moncol to family that document his service in the military in the Pacific during World War II.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Albert Moncol letters
Date
1944-1946 (inclusive)
Creator
Moncol, Albert
Extent
0.17 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Families.
Military life.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area
Man-woman relationships -- United States -- 20th century
Fishing
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.1055: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Albert Moncol letters, 1944-1946, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Albert Moncol (1923-1998) was born in Cleveland, Ohio to John Moncol (1880-1958) and Helen Sasik (b. 1886). He served in the US Navy between 1943 and 1946. 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 Albert Moncol letters (dated 1944-1946; 0.17 cubic feet; 4 folders) comprises letters from Albert Moncol to family that document his service in the military in the Pacific during World War II. Albert writes mainly to his brother and sister-in-law, discussing daily duties in camp, hearing from friends, when the Germans and Japanese might surrender, thoughts on being able to get home soon, personal health, guard duties, the cost of goods in the Philippines, the culture of dating in the Philippines, the controversy in his family of Albert dating a Filipino woman, his thoughts on selling his car back home, questions about his brother's fishing habits, leaving the Philippines for Guam, being able to get a 30-day leave, and his expected release date from service.
The Albert Moncol letters collection is 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
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

Albert Moncol to John Moncol, 1944

  • Box WH-147, folder 8
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Albert Moncol to John Moncol, 1945-1946

  • Box WH-147, folder 9
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Albert Moncol to Martha Moncol, 1945

  • Box WH-147, folder 10
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Albert Moncol letters, 1945

  • Box WH-147, folder 11
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