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Guide to the Fred Matthieu letters
1943-1944

Collection number: HMC-0560.
Creator: Matthieu, Fred.
Title: Fred Matthieu letters.
Dates: 1943-1944.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letters written by a U. S. Army soldier to his mother while he was stationed in Alaska during World War II.

Biographical note:
Fred Matthieu was a soldier in the United States Army during World War II. Matthieu was stationed in Alaska as part of the 250th Coast Artillery, Battery G, the 40th Coast Artillery, Battery A, the 151st Engineers Combat Regiment, Radio Company, and the Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 250th Coast Artillery.

Collection description:
This collection consists of twelve letters sent from Fred Matthieu to his mother, Jeanette Mathieu of Salem, Oregon, while he was stationed in Alaska from 1943-1944. The letters primarily concern family and economic matters among members of the Matthieu family. Matthieu also gives some description of his life in the army, but due to censorship regulations, discussion of his location and duties is limited.

Arrangement: Materials in this collection are arranged chronologically.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not own copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: Fred Matthieu letters, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased by the Archives at internet auction in 2001.

Processing information: This collection was described by Kathleen Hertel-Baker in 2002.  The guide to the collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2010.