- Additional Authors
- 1.67 linear ft. (4 boxes).
- Photograph albums.
- Access (note)
- Source (note)
- Charles Apfelbaum Rare Manuscripts and Archives
- Biography (note)
- The Hansen family of Brooklyn, New York consisted of Anna, a widow, and her three children, Walter (b. 1923), Edward (b. 1925) and the youngest child, Florence.
- Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
- Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
- Processing Action (note)
- Call Number
- MssCol 4849
Hansen family papers, 1942-1946.
The Hansen Family Papers comprise over 500 letters written from 1943 to 1946, and an album containing over 100 photographs. Most of the letters were written by Walter and Edward Hansen, two young soldiers in the United States Army, to their mother, Anna Hansen, and their sister, Florence. The letters provide not only a picture of the routine, everyday life of young soldiers during World War II, but also offer a glimpse of life on the home front as the Hansen brothers reflect on the letters they received. Most of the photographs are black and white snapshots, unlabeled and undated. The album contains photographs of the Hansens and their extended family in Brooklyn. Over 30 of the photos appear to have been taken while Walter was posted in Alaska. A few appear to have been taken by or for Edward in Europe.
- Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
The Hansen family of Brooklyn, New York consisted of Anna, a widow, and her three children, Walter (b. 1923), Edward (b. 1925) and the youngest child, Florence. A grandmother and an uncle, Carl Pierson, shared their two-family home. The Hansens attended a Lutheran church, and all three children were active in local scout troops. Both of Anna's sons served in the armed forces during World War II. Walter was sent to the Aleutian Islands where he was based with the 11th Fighter Control Squadron, XI Command. Edward served with the 3rd Division of the 7th Army in Europe.
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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- Local Subject
World War, 1939-1945 -- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.).
- Added Author
Hansen, Edward H.
Hansen, Walter T.
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