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Peter J. Nardi Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 17, Folder: 11
Identifier: 2017-699-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains fourty-four v-mail correspondences from and a photograph of Captain (later Major) Peter J. Nardi, 129th General Hospital, US Army, during the Second World War. His letters are all addressed to his mother, who lives in New York City, New York.


  • Majority of material found within 1944 September 1-1945 May 27

Language of Materials

In the bottom-right corner of the photograph, written in Italian are the words, "Per sempre il tuo, Pierino", which translates to, "Yours forever, Peter".

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.

Biographical / Historical

Peter J. Nardi was born on 11 May 1915 in New York City. His parents, Pietro and Celestina Nardi, emigrated from near Parma, Italy. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1932, Manhattan College in 1936, and New York Medical College in 1942. During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Army as a physician and was stationed at the 129th General Hospital in Liverpool, England. Nardi was in charge of the dispensary, laboratory, and blood transfusion bank there. He specialized in infectious diseases and eventually achieved the rank of Major. After the war, he went into general practice in the Bronx, New York City, until the 1960s, when he became an anesthesiologist at Pelham Bay General Hospital. He retired in 1974 and moved to Deltona, Florida with his wife, Jeanne. Nardi died in Deltona on 21 August 1988.


.08 Linear feet (1 folder)


This collection contains fourty-four v-mail correspondences from and a photograph of Cpt. Peter J. Nardi, 129th General Hospital, USA, during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date. Series 1: Correspondence -- Series 2: Ephemera

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Peter M. Nardi and Donna Nardi Crank.

Legal Status

Chapman does not hold the IP rights to this collection.
Finding Aid for the Peter J. Nardi Second World War correspondence
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
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