William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan
Finding aid for
Finding aid created by
U. S. Serviceman's Letters, Stams (Austria), 1945
Meg Hixon, May 2012
U.S. Serviceman’s Letters, Stams (Austria)
This collection contains 5 letters from a man named George, who wrote to his mother while he served with the United States Armed Forces in Stams, Austria, during May and June 1945. He told his mother of his daily life, recounted a day trip to nearby Innsbruck, and shared news of acquaintances from the United States.
Language: The material is in English
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu
Access and Use
The collection is open for research.
Copyright status is unknown
Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.
U.S. Serviceman’s Letters, Stams (Austria), William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
The collection is arranged chronologically.
"George," a member of the United States Armed Forces, served in Stams, Austria, during May and June 1945.
Collection Scope and Content Note
"George," a member of the United States Armed Forces, wrote 5 letters (9.5 pages) to his mother while stationed in Stams, Austria, in May and June 1945.
He often reported receiving and sending correspondence and packages, including a shipment of fudge that had spoiled (May 12, 1945), and responded to news of people he knew in the United States. Occasionally, he mentioned the draft and the possibility of acquaintances serving in the military, and in one letter commented on the death of a friend named Bert Vollmer, who had also served in Europe (May 29, 1945). George wrote about various aspects of military life, such as inspections, and remarked about the weather and daily life in Austria. He mentioned the work of local citizens, who spent most of their time farming, and in his letter of June 10, 1945, he described the haying process. On May 31, 1945, he wrote of a recent trip to nearby Innsbruck, where he went skiing and attended an opera, and reported that the military had resumed censorship of soldiers' letters.
- Innsbruck (Austria)--Description and travel.
- Soldiers--United States--Correspondence.
- Stams (Austria)
- United States. Armed Forces.
| Container / Location
|Box 10, World War II Small Collections
U.S. Serviceman’s Letters, Stams (Austria) [series]:
May 12, 1945-June 10, 1945