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Jacob Fridsma Collection, 1942-2009 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, May 2010

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Title: Jacob Fridsma Collection, 1942-2009

ID: COLL/506

Primary Creator: Fridsma, Jacob (1922-1963)

Extent: 0.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 06/10/2009


World War II soldier, missing in action. The collection includes telegrams, correspondence, induction and discharge documents, diary kept during imprisonment, newspaper clippings, photographs, United States Department publications, and biographical information.

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Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Laura Fridsma Nelson

Acquisition Method: Gift

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[Series 1: [General Materials]],

Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Biographical information --- 1963-2009
Folder 2: Telegrams and correspondence received re: notification of missing in action and prisoner of war (P.O.W.) --- 1944-1945
Folder 3: Induction and discharge documents --- 1942-1945
Folder 4: Original diary kept during imprisonment in Germany --- 1944-1945
Folder 5: Typewritten copy of diary kept during imprisonment in Germany --- 1944-1945
Folder 6: Instructions for sending packages to prisoners of war --- 1944-1945
Folder 7: Correspondence to family while a prisoner of war --- 1944-1945
Folder 8: Prisoners of War Bulletin, published by the American National Red Cross for the relatives of American Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees --- 1943-1945
Folder 9: Typewritten copy of letters written to family --- May 1943-Dec. 1943
Folder 10: Typewritten copy of letters written to family --- Jan. 1944-May 1944
Folder 11: Typewritten copy of letters written to family --- June 1944-Nov. 1945
Folder 12: United States War Department publications for returning military personnel, 1943-1945 --- [undated]
Folder 13: The Men of the 69th Infantry Division: Pass in Review --- [1944?]
Folder 14: United States flag patch, "dog tag", and marksmanship badge --- [undated]
Folder 15: Church bulletins --- 1944-1946
Folder 16: Materials re: war prisoners aid information for the next of kin, YMCA --- [undated]
Folder 17: News clippings re: 82nd Airborne Division, 1945 --- [undated]
Folder 18: List and map of locations while prisoner of war --- 2009
Folder 19: Army Talk, vol. 3, no. 11 --- 31 March 1945
Folder 20: Photographs --- 1943-1946

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