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Collection Number: 04731

Collection Title: Arthur G. Foard Papers, 1943-1945

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 300 items)
Abstract Arthur G. Foard, Jr., was an insurance agent of Lenoir, N.C. He began basic training for the U.S. Army at Camp Wheeler, Ga., in November 1943 and received a temporary office assignment at Fort Bragg, N.C., in January 1945. Foard's wife Bunny ran the insurance agency in her husband's absence. Letters and other materials, November 1943-January 1945, of Foard during his time at Camp Wheeler. Most letters are from him to Bunny, but there are also a few letters from Bunny to Foard and one or two from others to Foard. Also included are a few clippings, programs from camp activities, and newsletters. In most of the letters, Foard complained about army life and described his efforts to obtain a medical discharge, either for flat feet or for a heart murmur. He also described his interest in Officers' Candidate Training School, which he eventually declined to attend, and his daily activities, chiefly working as a movie projectionist and talking to doctors about his health. Some letters refer to activities of friends and relatives in war theaters and others contain instructions for Bunny as she operated the insurance agency. Most letters, however, are filled with expressions of Foard's dislike of the army and inquiries about routine family matters.
Creator Foard, Arthur G.
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 Arthur G. Foard papers #4731, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum of Valley Stream, N.Y., in November 1994 (Acc. 94170).
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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Arthur G. Foard, Jr., was an insurance agent of Lenoir, N.C. He began basic training for the U.S. Army at Camp Wheeler, Ga., in November 1943 and received a temporary office assignment at Fort Bragg, N.C., in January 1945. Foard's wife Bunny ran the insurance agency in her husband's absence.

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Letters and other materials, November 1943-January 1945, of Foard during his time at Camp Wheeler. Most letters are from him to Bunny, but there are also a few letters from Bunny to Foard and one or two from others to Foard. Also included are a few clippings, programs from camp activities, and newsletters. In most of the letters, Foard complained about army life and described his efforts to obtain a medical discharge, either for flat feet or for a heart murmur. He also described his interest in Officers' Candidate Training School, which he eventually declined to attend, and his daily activities, chiefly working as a movie projectionist and talking to doctors about his health. Some letters refer to activities of friends and relatives in war theaters and others contain instructions for Bunny as she operated the insurance agency. Most letters, however, are filled with expressions of Foard's dislike of the army and inquiries about routine family matters.

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Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, Janna Sayle, February 1995

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