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Austin Joseph Holliday Private Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-052
Scope and Contents This collection of three articles chronicles Austin Joseph Holliday’s attempts to receive service-connected total and permanent disability from the Veterans’ Administration for an illness that occurred during World War I. The plaintiff Holliday, a black WWI veteran, based his prayer for compensation under U.S. Judicial Code, Section 145, March 3, 1887, c—359, 1, 24 Stat. 505 and the World War Veterans Act 1924 in pursuant to Part I of Veterans Regulations Number I, as amended in the Economy...
Dates: 1949-1950

McGuire Collection of Letters from Black Soldiers

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-051
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of 109 photocopies of letters from black soldiers during World War II. They were used in Dr. Phillip McGuire’s book, Taps for a Jim Crow Army, published in 1983.
Dates: 1941-1946 (photocopies), 1983; Majority of material found within 1941-1946 (photocopies)