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Connecticut Soldiers Collection, Davis Family Correspondence

Identifier: 2007-0039

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence addressed to Lil and Carl Davis of Hartford, Connecticut, during World War II from family members serving abroad. Some of the letters included photographs which are also included in the collection.


  • 1938-1945


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Lil and Carl Davis lived in Hartford, CT, during World War II, and the collection consists of the letters they received from their sons, Rodney O. and Dewey, who were in the armed forces during the war. More is known of Rod, who enlisted in 1942 in the Navy, and served in the Atlantic and Pacific until he was discharged in 1945. He was a radio operator on the USS Hermitage. The collection also contains letters from nephews and friends serving in the war.


0.5 Linear Feet

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Collection contains letters to Carl and Lil Davis from their sons and relatives during World War II.


The collection is arranged by correspondent and chronologically therein.

Series I: Correspondence (1938-1945)

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased in 2007.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the experiences of Connecticut residents while in the military. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Connecticut Soldiers Collection, Davis Family Correspondence
Archives & Special Collections staff
2008 June
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US