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Content Description

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Gume R. Solis papers, 1943-1945



Creator Solis, Gume R., 1914-1988
Creator Jenkins, Dora Solis
Title: Gume R. Solis papers
Dates: 1943-1945
Abstract: The Gume R. Solis papers are comprised of correspondence between Solis and his sister, Dora Solis Jenkins, from 1943-1945.
Identification: camh-arc-004023
Extent: 4 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Dr. Gume R. Solis (1914-1988) was a medical doctor in Company C, 103rd Medical Battalion of the 28th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He served in the European Theater of World War II, earning a Combat Medical Badge, a Presidential Unit Citation, a Bronze Star, and five battle stars.

Solis was born in Mercedes, Texas, and attended the University of Texas. After the war, he practiced medicine for many years in Port Arthur, Texas.

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Content Description

The Gume R. Solis papers are comprised of correspondence between Solis and his sister, Dora Solis Jenkins, from 1943-1945. Solis's letters indicate that he served in France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany. Many of the letters are in the Victory Mail, or V-Mail format, a World War II system of photographing letters to reduce their size and weight.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Some items are fragile and should not be handled. Please use the access copy provided.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Jenkins, Dora Solis
Solis, Gume R., 1914-1988
Subjects
Medicine, Military
World War (1939-1945)
Document Types
V-mail

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gume R. Solis Papers, 1943-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, February 2018.

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Accession Number

2017-303

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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3A57 Correspondence, including letters and V-mail letters 1943-1945

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