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Alfred Cavileer, Jr. Correspondence, 1942-1948

Identifier: 044

Collection Overview

The Alfred Cavileer Jr. correspondence consists mainly of letters written by or to Cavileer while he was serving in the military during World War II. The largest portion of the collection consists of letters written by Cavileer to his mother, Mrs. Alfred Cavileer. Many of the letters are very detailed and provide interesting information about Cavileer’s daily routines, activities, and surroundings. Another frequent correspondent is Cavileer’s brother, Robert. Some letters are addressed to both his mother and brother. One folder includes letters written to Alfred Jr. by people other than his mother and brother. The collection also includes a small number of pieces of correspondence to or from other people, as well as a few religious service programs and receipts.


  • 1942-1948


Access to Collection

The collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials in this collection are subject to copyright and intellectual property restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Researchers must obtain written permission from the copyright owner(s) if they wish to publish materials from this collection. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.


0.8 Linear Feet

0.9 Cubic Feet

2 boxes (Hollinger boxes)

450 Items

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Organization of Collection

Grouped by correspondent or type of material, then chronological within each grouping.

Custodial History

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum (dealer), March 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Christine Di Bella in April 2015 and converted to EAD by Moira MacKay in February 2017 under the supervision of Alyssa Pacy.


Alfred Cavileer, Jr. Correspondence, 1942-1948
Christine Di Bella (finding aid author 2015) and Moira MacKay (EAD author 2017)
April 2, 2015 and February 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Cambridge Public Library
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Cambridge MA 02138 USA