The Paul Richey papers are composed of three series.
The Correspondence Series contains correspondence from Paul Richey. The correspondence is almost all in the form of lengthy autograph letters signed from Paul Richey to his parents. A few of the letters were written by Paul at school at Downside. Many of the letters were written from air force training school. In addition, many of the letters were written from air force stations. A number of the letters were written in India in 1943. The correspondence focuses on family news, life on the air bases, Paul's experiences during the war, and conditions in Britain. Two telegrams reporting Paul being wounded are also present (Box 1 Folders 76 snd 77). Six of the letters were sent to his parents together with his brother Michael Richey. (Box 1: folder 42, 1:47, 1:48, 1:61, 1:64, and 1:87). Five of the letters were sent directly to his brother Michael Richey (box 1: folder 51, 1:55, 1:60, 1:68, and 1:90). Please note that part of page 9 on the letter dated 1943 March 4 in box 1 folder 90 has been removed and is closed until 2040; see curatorial file. The Correspondence Series is comprised of 2 boxes:
Box 1 - 1926 - 1943 April 21.
Box 2 - 1943 May 9 - 1989.
Extent: 0.6 c.f.
The Manuscripts Series contains manuscripts by Paul Richey and manuscripts by others. It includes autograph manuscripts and typed manuscripts. The documents generally cover the air war during World War II. Original folder labels have been retained. Original order has been retained. The documents in the series date from 1914 to 1976. The series comprises nearly 6 boxes (nearly 2.4 c.f.).
The Subject Files Series contains research files generated by Paul Richey during the course of his research on the air war during World War II. Original folder labels have been retained. Original folder order has been retained. This series includes correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and printed materials. The documents in the series date from 1933 to 1974. The series comprises nearly 10 boxes (nearly 4.0 c.f.).
Some of the documents in this collection are in English, some are in French, and some are in German.