Zachary family letters

Abstract

The Zachary family letters (dated 1934-1945; 1.13 cubic feet; 3 boxes) primarily consist of letters written during World War II from serviceman Alvin L. Zachary to his wife Nettie Rich Zachary of Liberty, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Zachary family letters
Extent
1.13 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Soldiers -- Kentucky.
Soldiers--Correspondence.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Military life
World War, 1939-1945.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Ellen Dukes
Preferred Citation
2007ms089: [identification of item], Zachary family letters, 1934-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Alvin L. Zachary was born in Casey County, Kentucky, December 22, 1912. He worked for the Sperry Rail Service before enlisting to serve in the United States Army in 1942. Following his service during World War II, he relocated with his family to Lafayette, Indiana, where he taught Soil Classification and Survey from 1954-1978 at Purdue University. His wife, Nettie Zachary (nee Rich) was born April 13, 1913 in Liberty, Kentucky. Nettie was a 1937 graduate of Berea College. Alvin and Nettie Zachary married in 1943 and had a son, Robert N. Zachary in 1949. Nettie Zachary died in 1995. Alvin Zachary died in 2005.
Scope and Content
The Zachary family letters (dated 1934-1945; 1.13 cubic feet; 3 boxes) primarily consist of letters written during World War II from serviceman Alvin L. Zachary to his wife Nettie Rich Zachary of Liberty, Kentucky. The letters written by Zachary between 1941 and 1942 were posted from Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida while he worked for the Sperry Rail Service on a Dynanometer Car. His letters from late 1942 until 1945 reflect his military service in the European theater during World War II. The collection also includes assorted postcards from Alvin Zachary and others to Nettie Rich, several maps, unlabeled photographs, and a few articles of memorabilia.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

A.L. Zachary letters to Nettie Rich Zachary, 1941-1945

Postcards, 1941 November 1-1943 January 13

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Letters, 1941 November 2-21

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Letters, 1941 December 20-28

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Letters, 1942 January 2-June 6

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Letters, 1942 July 30-October 31

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Letters, 1942 November 4-26

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Letters, 1943 January 19-20

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Postcards, 1943 March 17-April 10

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Letters, 1943 March 17-July 30

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Letters, 1943 July 29-August 29

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Letters, 1944 January 1-March 18

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Letters, 1944 May 24-June 29

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Letters, 1944 July 1-31

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Letters, 1944 August 4-30

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Letters, 1944 September 2-27

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Letters, 1944 October 2-31

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Letters, 1944 November 2-27

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Letters, 1944 December 1-29

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Letters, 1945 January 1-29

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Letters, 1945 February 4-28

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Letters, 1945 March 3-31

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Letters, 1945 April 2-28

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Letters, 1945 May 4-31

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Letters, 1945 June 2-28

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Letters, 1945 July 1-22

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Nettie Rich Zachary letter to A.L. Zachary, 1945 July 28

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Assorted materials, 1934-1945, undated

Unlabeled photographs, undated

  • Box 3, folder 9
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John V.B. postcard to Nettie Rich, undated

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Map of Southern Railway Systems , undated

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Map & Schedule of Louisville & Nashville R.R. , undated

  • Box 3, folder 12
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R.B. postcard to Nettie Rich, 1934 April 6

  • Box 3, folder 13
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Marie Morgan letters to Nettie Rich, 1936 June 6-1942 July 6

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Roy Turpin postcard and letters to Nettie Rich, 1942 June 21-August 2

  • Box 3, folder 13
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Thanksgiving Menu, Camp Atlantic Beach, Florida, 1942

  • Box 3, folder 14
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J.W. Taylor postcard to A.L. Zachary, 1943 March 13

  • Box 3, folder 15
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R.O. Greenwood letter to Mrs. Nettie Rich Zachary, 1945 September 5

  • Box 3, folder 16
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