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The Richardson Family Papers

This collection of letters from Alden B. Richardson III to his father, William P. Richardson, detail daily life after Alden enters the army during World War II. He mentions trainings, like bayonet, boxing, judo, hiking, assembling and cleaning rifles, explosives, digging foxholes, handling grenades, and machine guns. Alden also writes about the jobs he held while in the army, like kitchen and guard duty, as well as his time spent taking classes and engaging in activities such as seeing movies, going out to eat, and shopping for shoes.

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Richardson Correspondence

The letters from 1947, describe Alden’s time at Yale University. This collection also contains V-Letters, Alden’s life insurance information, post cards, change of address information, telegrams, a receipt for a war savings bond, and photographs.