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Stewart O. Keen Family Collection

 Collection — other: Box 1
Identifier: 500-AppMs 663
The Stewart O. Keen Family Collection includes correspondence written by brothers Stewart Jr. and Virgil Keen from Europe to their home in Mavisdale, VA during WWII. There are letters written by both brothers to their home and include descriptions of the weather, European civilian life, Germany, France, Belgium, prices for items, and entertainment for enlisted men. The collection also includes two maps mailed home by Virgil to his family detailing Phases 1 and 2 of the Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45. Also included in the collection is various memorabilia including classification cards, selective service cards, and membership cards from several veteran organizations.

Dates

  • 1943-1946

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

1.00 linear feet

.5 linear feet (165 letters), .5 linear feet (memorabilia), 2 oversized folders (2 maps) other_unmapped

1.00 Boxes

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged in two series: Series 1, Correspondence, 1943-1946, and Series 2, Memorabilia. The letters have been organized into folders according to the author and then chronologically. The maps have been removed and placed in an oversized folder and placed into the map cabinets in accordance with the accession number.

Method of Acquisition

The papers of Stewart Jr. and Virgil Keen were placed in the Archives of Appalachia on February 11, 2004 by Maureen Keen McClanahan, sister of Stewart Jr. and Virgil Keen.

Separated Materials

2 Maps of the Battle of the Bulge have been removed and placed in an oversized folder and arranged in the map cabinets according to the accession number.

Pages from military newspaper "29 Let's Go" have been removed and placed in an oversized folder and arranged in the map cabinets according to the accession number.

Processing Information

Dusty Hibbs completed the processing and the collection was opened for research in June 2004.
Author
Dusty Hibbs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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