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Roy Albert Bradt First World War correspondence

 Collection — Carton: WWII 2, Folder: 38-40
Identifier: 2015-046-w-r
This collection contains correspondence written by Cpl. Roy Albert Bradt, USA to his girlfriend, Gladys Davidson, during the First World War. Also included is a one page biography of Cpl. Bradt. Inventory:

48 correspondence, personal, Aug. 1918--Aug. 1919

1 biography

Dates

  • 1918-08 - 1919-08

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Extent

0.15 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Overview

This collection contains correspondence written by Corporal Roy Albert Bradt, United States Army to his girlfriend, Gladys Davidson, while part of the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War. Also included is a one page biography of Cpl. Bradt.

Biographical / Historical

Roy A. Bradt was born in Iowa in 1893. After some work with the Maytag Company, he served as a Corporal in the American Expeditionary Forces in the First World War from 1918 to 1919. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant Major and returned to Maytag as he worked in industry for the next 38 years until 1958. During that time and after, he was a scholar, a world traveler, and became notable for his civic contributions to San Clemente and Capistrano Beach in California. The great palisades reservoir, part of his vision, was later named for him as the Roy A. Bradt Palisades Reservoir. Bradt passed away in California in 1989.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type: Series 1: Correspondence--Series 2: Biography

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Davidson Bradt.
Title
Finding Aid for the Roy Albert Bradt First World War correspondence
Status
completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
6/9/2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States