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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Fossati family correspondence, 1944-45



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fossati, Lydia C., Fossati, Luigi
Title: Fossati family correspondence
Dates: 1944-1945
Abstract: The Fossati family correspondence, 1944-1945, comprises letters between two cousins of Italian origin, one living in California and the other interred in Crystal City, Texas.
Identification: camh-arc-004100
Extent: 1 inch
Language: English , Italian , Spanish; Castilian .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The Fossati family correspondence, 1944-1945, comprises letters between two cousins, Dora and Lydia C. Fossati. Lydia Fossati was interred in the Crystal City Internment Camp and wrote to Dora from May 1944 to September 1945 during this time.

In addition to U.S. residents of "enemy" origin (Japanese, Italian, German), South Americans were taken to the United States during World War II and placed in internment camps for the purposes of United States security. The Fossati family is evidence of this practice. Lydia Fossati lived in Ecuador with her husband, Tito, before being deported to Crystal City at the outbreak of the U.S. internment. Because the Crystal City Internment Camp was a family camp, the Fossati family remained together throughout their detention.

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Scope and Contents

The Fossati family correspondence, 1944-1945, comprises letters between two cousins of Italian origin, one living in California and the other interred in Crystal City, Texas. The letters, all from Lydia, contain information about life in the camp and internees' limited access to information and goods.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Fossati, Luigi
Fossati, Lydia C.
Corporate Names
Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.)�
Subjects
Camps
World War (1939-1945)

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Related Materials

Forms part of the Crystal City Internment Camp Records.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fossati Family Correspondence, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2019-041

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Blaine Finstein, April 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2.325/B101b [SRH1230022442] Correspondence, May 20, 1944-September 5, 1945

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