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Guide to the Dula Family Papers, 1894-1946

Abstract

Lenoir, N.C. residents. Collection consists primarily of letters from Alfred Weimer Dula to his wife Adelaide (Mast) Dula and letters from Harry Stuart Hickman to his wife Elizabeth (Dula) Hickman. Many of the letters deal with experiences during WWII. Alfred Dula was one of the first optometrists in N.C. and wrote to his wife while travelling to small towns. Harry Hickman wrote from Aviation Medical School, San Antonio, Tex. There are other miscellaneous letters to and from various family members, some from abroad. There is one travel diary of a trip from Montreal to points in Europe.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00336
Title
Dula Family papers
Date
1894-1946
Extent
2 Linear Feet, 380 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists primarily of letters from Alfred Weimer Dula to his wife Adelaide (Mast) Dula and letters from Harry Stuart Hickman to his wife Elizabeth (Dula) Hickman. Both families were residents of Lenoir, N.C. and members of the Dula family that were related to Tom Dula. Many of the letters deal with experiences during World War II. Alfred Dula was one of the first optometrists in N.C. and wrote to his wife while travelling to small towns. Harry Hickman wrote from Aviation Medical School, San Antonio, Texas. There are other miscellaneous letters to and from various family members, some from abroad. There is one 20th c. travel diary of a trip from Montreal to points in Europe.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Dula Family papers, 1894-1946

4 boxes

Collection contains correspondence, legal and financial papers, a travel diary, military currency, and picture postcards.

Correspondence, 1894-1944
Box 1
Correspondence, 1945, Jan.-1945, Sept.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1945, Oct.-1946
Box 3
Legal and Financial Papers
Box 4
Miscellany
Box 4
Clippings
Box 4
Volume
Box 4

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dula Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Dula Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff.

Encoded by Willeke Sandler, April 2012

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.