University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Alec and Anne Stein Correspondence, 1941-1942

Descriptive Summary

Creator Stein, Alec and Anne
Title Alec and Anne Stein Correspondence
Dates: 1941-1942
Identification: [2004-147]
Extent 10 in.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Alec C. Stein of Lynn, Massachusettes was drafted as a private into the United States Army and was assigned to the 211th Massachusettes Coast Artillery. In 1941 he was stationed with the 2nd Training Battalion at Camp Hulen in Palacios, Texas. In December 1941 Stein was stationed in Crockett, California. Later that year he entered Officer Candidacy School at Camp Davis, North Carolina.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is comprised of letters written by Private Alec C. Stein to Miss Anne Skolnick, while he was stationed at Camp Hulen, Texas, from January to December 1941. The letters contain descriptions of mundane aspects of army life, including food, housing and lingo, as well as the difficulty of being away from home, and the impact of these conditions on Stein and his fellow soldiers. Stein also touches on other problems of soldiers, including depression, promiscuity and alcoholism. Letters from December 1941-January 1942 cover the period of time that Stein was stationed in Crockett, California. There is also one letter from Anne Skolnick to Stein, while he was stationed at Camp Davis in North Carolina, in July 1942.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Skolnick, Anne.
Stein, Alec.
Stein, Anne.
Soldiers. United States. Archives.
Soldiers. United States. Attitudes.
Soldiers. United States. Correspondence.
Soldiers. United States. Housing.
Soldiers. United States. Psychological aspects.
Soldiers. United States. Sexual behavior.
United States. Army.
United States. Army. Camp Davis.
United States. Army. Camp Hulen.
United States. Army. Massachusettes Coast Artillery, 211th.
Subjects (Places)
Camp Davis, North Carolina.
Camp Hulen (Tex.)
Crockett (Calif.)

Administrative Information

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Alec and Anne Correspondence, 1941-1942, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Detailed Description of the Collection



3J340 Letters from Alec Stein to Anne Skolnick:
January-June 1941
3B25 July-December 1941
January 1942
Letter from Anne Skolnick to Alec Stein, July 1, 1942