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Corporal Alger E. Brown Collection

Identifier: SPC-2018-030

Scope and Contents

The Corporal Alger E. Brown Collection (1944-1945) consists of one box of personal letters written by Corporal A. (Alger) E. Brown. This collection, which dates from January 1944 to March 1945, includes letters, v-mail, and invitations generated during World War Two. The collection is addressed to Mary Jane (M.J.) Fishbaugh, Brown's future wife following the conclusion of the war.


  • January 1944- March 1945


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Corporal Alger E. Brown was born in 1920 and lived in Michigan before enlisting in the army in October 1942. Brown was a Corporal for the United States Navy and his letters from 1944 to 1945 state that he was in New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), and the Moluccas Islands. His letters are addressed to M. J. (Mary Jane) Fishbaugh, who was born in Ohio in 1920. Following the end of the war, Corporal Brown and Mary Jane got married in February 1946.


1 box

.42 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection consits of approximately 60 letters, V-mail, and invitations from Corporal A. (Alger) E. Brown during his time in World War Two to M. J.(Mary Jane) Fishbaugh.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Hill in 2018.

Inventory of the Corporal Alger E. Brown Collection
Jennifer Hill
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747