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Object ID RG0861.AM
Collection RG0861 Hookham, Clyde, 1915-1989
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 1.0 cu.ft.; 2 boxes
Title Clyde Hookham papers
Dates of Creation 1942-1945
Year Range from 1942
Year Range to 1945
Admin/Biographical History Clyde Hookham was born on August 12, 1915 in Waverly, Nebraska, to Leslie and Elizabeth May (Sharman) Hookham. In 1917 he moved with his parents to a ranch in Cherry County, Nebraska, and in 1927 to a farm in Antelope County. His education was in rural schools and concluded at the end of the eighth grade. However, in later years, Clyde took several courses by mail in radio repair and mechanics. Clyde worked on his parent's farm until his army life began in March 1942. Clyde returned to farming following his discharge in 1945, until his retirement in 1965. He never married, and died of a stroke on October 1, 1989.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection of papers relating to Clyde Hookham is arranged as follows:

Series 1 - Correspondence from Hookham, 1942-1945
Series 2 - Correspondence to Hookham, 1942-1945
Series 3 - Diary, 1943-1944
Series 4 - Miscellany, c.1942-1945

The materials in this collection relate to Clyde Hookham's service in the US Army during World War II. Hookham was a private in Battery B55th CA. The correspondence in Series 1 contains letters written by Clyde to his family. They cover his entire service career and concern Clyde's day-to-day experiences in the military. Series 2 consists of letters written to Clyde, not only by family members but friends as well, and provide some insights into what was going on back in the states on the home front. Series 3 is a diary Clyde kept during a portion of his service. Series 4 contains miscellaneous items including some exams Clyde took while in the service.
Creator Hookham, Clyde, 1915-1989
Finding Aids Clyde Hookham finding aid.
Subjects Military service
World War II
People Hookham, Clyde, 1915-1989
Search Terms Hookham Family
Military service
Neligh (Neb.)
World War, 1939-1945