Alan Campbell Cameron Papers
Scope and Content
The papers of Alan Campbell Cameron consist of letters written to Cameron by family and friends and Chicago Daily Tribune clippings, including political cartoons. The predominant author of the letters is Cameron's father, John M. Cameron, a successful Chicago attorney at the law firm of Custer and Cameron, though Folder 1 features the letters of Dorothy Abbott, a romantic interest of Cameron during his school years. The letters document Cameron's life as a college student, his service as an aviator in the war, and his post-service years while leasing the Sanford Hotel in San Pedro, California.
- 1914 - 1922
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Alan Campbell Cameron, born around 1895, was a World War I fighter pilot of Riverside, Cook County, Illinois. He served as a first lieutenant in the 258th Aerial Squadron of the United States Air Service. Following the war, Cameron settled in San Pedro, California and went into business by leasing the Sanford Hotel. He moved back to Cook County by 1930.
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The collection includes papers of World War I fighter pilot Alan Campbell Cameron of Cook County, Illinois, including letters from relatives and friends and Chicago Daily Tribune clippings.
Source of Acquisition
The Alan Campbell Cameron Papers were purchased by Special Collections in 2004.
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The guide to the Alan Campbell Cameron Papers 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 Alan Campbell Cameron Papers was completed in July 2008.
- Alan Campbell Cameron Papers, 1914-1922
- Emily Bibby, Student Assistant
- 2008 (CC0 1.0)
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