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Diamond, Sidney (1922-1945) to Estelle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.036 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney (1922-1945) Place Written: Edgewood, Arsenal, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa. early summer 1942 Pagination: 8 p. ; 18.5 x 27 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he has enclosed ten very hard-earned dollars with the letter. Describes the ways in which he intends to save money. Outlines the day's schedule - a session on how to administer First Aid to gas attack victims, a lecture and film on map-reading and map-making, a drill in the afternoon and then another session with the rifle. Mentions that he refused to participate in a discussion on the "negro situation" as he believes that some people are simply born prejudiced.

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistorySoldier's PayFinanceHealth and MedicalWeaponrySurveyingAfrican American HistoryAfrican American Troops

Sub Era: World War II

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