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Collection Number: 05234

Collection Title: Charles E. Edge Papers, 1943-1945

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
Abstract Charles E. Edge (1922-2005) of Rocky Mount, N.C., served in the United States Army during World War II. He later taught English literature at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. N.C. The collection consists of letters, 1943-1945, written by Charles E. Edge to his sweetheart, Sarah I. Davis, then a student at the University of North Carolina, while he served in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Camp Lee, Va.; the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Va.; Camp Polk, La.; Holabird Signal Depot in Baltimore, Md.; New York, N.Y., and in France. Edge's love letters discuss literature and music and describe camp life and military training. Also included are one letter and one greeting card from Edge's mother to Davis.
Creator Edge, Charles E.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles E. Edge Papers #5234, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sarah I. Davis of Chapel Hill, N.C., in August 2005 (Acc. 100200).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Charles E. Edge (1922-2005) was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. Edge served in the United States Army during World War II. After the war, he completed his B.A. and M.A. at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., then went on to earn a Ph.D. from Duke University. In 1958, he joined the English Department faculty at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he taught for 29 years. Edge received numerous teaching awards, including two Tanner Awards for excellence in undergraduate instruction.

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The collection consists of letters, 1943-1945, written by Charles E. Edge to his sweetheart, Sarah I. Davis, then a student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., while he served in the United States Army during World War II, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Camp Lee, Va.; the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Va.; Camp Polk, La.; Holabird Signal Depot in Baltimore, Md.; New York, N.Y., and in France. Edge's love letters discuss literature and music and describe camp life and military training. Also included are one letter and one greeting card from Edge's mother to Davis.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, February 2006

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, February 2006

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