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Edward Herman Pacific Theater Correspondence

Identifier: MS-2956

  • Staff Only

This collection houses letters and cards sent to Private First Class Eddie Herman while he was serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The letters are from various friends and family, as well as from girlfriends in both New York and California.


  • 1945 February 20-1946 January 14

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


0.5 Linear Feet


This collection contains letters sent to Edward Richard Herman, Private First Class in the United States Naval Forces, by various family members, friends, and lovers while he was stationed at Guadalcanal and later the Ulithi Islands in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Richard Herman was born in New York and joined the United States Navy at the start of World War II in the city of San Francisco, California as a Private Second Class. In the course of his letters, he was promoted to Private First Class.


Collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA