Inventory of the Max R. Decker Diary 1930-1943 Decker, Max R. Diary Mss. Acc. 2008.131

Inventory of the Max R. Decker Diary, 1930-1943

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Special Collections Research Center
Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2008.131


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Repository:
Special Collections Research Center
Identification:
01/Mss. Acc. 2008.131
Title:
Max R. Decker Diary 1930-19431930-1943
Quantity:
0.50
Alternate Extent Statement:
6 vols.
Creator:
Decker, Max R., 1910-2002Decker, CarlDecker, Ivan arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English
Abstract:
Six diaries, 1930-1943 (with gaps) of Max R. Decker describing his life during the Great Depression and World War II. Decker is located in Buffalo, Kansas, but he and his brothers hop freight trains traveling through Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Kansas and Iowa. The diaries also describe the family searching for work and camping at various locations. The family ends up in Gaither, Arkansas. Decker joined Civilian Conservation Camp # 743 in the Ozark National Forest. The final diary describes his days in the 302nd Battalion of Artillery at Fort Meade, Maryland, Camp A. P. Hill, Virginia and Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open to all researchers.

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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Max R. Decker Diary, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center on 12/10/2008.


Biographical Note

Max R. Dexter was a long-time railroad worker. His brothers were Carl and Ivan Decker. Max Decker lived in various locales during the Great Depression and World War II including Kansas and Arkansas. Decker joined Civilian Conservation Camp # 743 in the Ozark National Forest. The final diary describes his days in the 302nd Battalion of Artillery at Fort Meade, Maryland, Camp A. P. Hill, Virginia and Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Max R. Decker">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Max R. Decker</a>.

Scope and Contents

Six diaries, 1930-1943 (with gaps) of Max R. Decker describing his life during the Great Depression and World War II. Decker is located in Buffalo, Kansas, but he and his brothers hop freight trains traveling through Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Kansas and Iowa. The diaries also describe the family searching for work and camping at various locations. The family ends up in Gaither, Arkansas. Decker joined Civilian Conservation Camp # 743 in the Ozark National Forest. The final diary describes his days in the 302nd Battalion of Artillery at Fort Meade, Maryland, Camp A. P. Hill, Virginia and Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Diaries
  • Topical Term:

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Diaries--Male authors.
  • Great Depression.
  • World War, 1939-1945.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Decker, Carl
  • Decker, Ivan
  • Decker, Max R., 1910-2002