Garland D. Kite Correspondence,
Scope and Contents
This collection contains letters from Major Garland D. Kite to Ralph M. Brown. Kite wrote the letters while serving in Europe during World War II. The letters detail Kite's experiences during 1944 and 1945 when he was stationed in England, then France, Germany, and then France again. They follow Kite through the end of the war, and the final letters in the collection find him waiting with his unit to take a ship back to the U.S.
- 1944 - 1945
- Kite, Garland D. (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Garland D. Kite was a native of Culpeper, VA, and a student at Virginia Tech in the 1930s. He was a Major in the United States Army and served in Europe during World War II.
Ralph Brown was the head librarian of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1926 to 1947. He was originally born in Fort Shaw, Montana, in 1878. He was an ambulance driver during World War I. He also worked as an editor for Rand McNally and Popular Mechanics before coming to work at Virginia Tech. The accomplishment he was best known for as head librarian at Virginia Tech was his compilation of the V.P.I Historical Index, 1872-1942. Among other things, he was a book collector and an amateur naturalist.
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This collection contains letters from Garland D. Kite to Ralph Brown. The letters detail Kite's experiences as a soldier in Europe during the last two years of World War II.
Source of Acquisition
The Garland D. Kite Correspondence collection was acquired by Special Collections in 1987.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Garland D. Kite Correspondence by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Garland D. Kite Correspondence was completed in September 2013.
- Garland D. Kite Correspondence, 1944-1945
- Betsy Reed, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2014 (CC0 1.0)
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