MS-030: The Letters of Richard Schade (World War II)
Processed by Jaclyn Campbell
Provenance: Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum
Richard Schade was born August 9, 1919 and died January 25, 1997. During World War II, he was stationed in Paterson, New Jersey; Fort Totten, NY; and Camp Stewart, GA throughout the course of these letters. Most of them were written to his wife, Betty, in Camden, NJ. Throughout the course of the letters, Schade rises from the rank of Private to Corporal, and finally to Sergeant. During his enlistment, Betty became pregnant and delivered a girl in the Spring of 1944. She was named Carol. These letters show that Schade was a very devoted husband and father and are primarily love letters to his wife and, later, daughter.
Scope and Content Notes:
This collection is divided into two series: I. Letters from Richard Schade to his wife, Betty and II. Letters to Richard Schade from various acquaintances.