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Joseph E. Carland, Military Records

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0321

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and other materials sent to Ruth D. Carland prior to and after the death of her husband in World War II. Correspondence forms the largest part of the collection and is separated into letters from various offices of the War Department and from the Veterans' Association. Correspondence also includes burial information, benefits and claims information, and letters of condolence. Of interest is the telegram received reporting Pvt. Carland's death, letters from the Secretary of State regarding the purple heart Carland received posthumously, and a letter of condolence from Carland's chaplain. Files also include Ruth and Joseph Carland's marriage license. Books from the collection are cataloged separately.


  • 1941-2000
  • Majority of material found in 1945


1.00 Boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States