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Charles W. Umbaugh World War II Letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: GTM-20230602

Content Description

Collection of over 200 letters written by and to Washington, D.C. resident Charles W. Umbaugh, dating from 1941 to 1944. Umbaugh served stateside during World War II, first in an Army hospital and then later in the Army Air Corp. The letters document Umbaugh's experiences in the armed services as well as his family's experience as civilians on the homefront during the second World War.


  • 1941 - 1944


Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.


1.2 Cubic Feet (3 document cases)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Beltrone and Company, 2023.

Processing Information

The letters were removed from binders and placed in archival-quality boxes and folders.

Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057