Charles Albert Converse Papers
Scope and Contents
The Charles Albert Converse Papers include personal letters Charles wrote to his family while in Great Britain, reports on the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy during the London Blitz, Western Union telegraphs, miscellaneous correspondence, a memorial book from Charles's funeral, and newspaper and magazine clippings.
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- 1939 - 1940
- Acquired: 2017-03-08
- Charles Albert Converse (Person)
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This collection is open for research
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Biographical or Historical Information
Charles Albert Converse (1904-1940) was a Foreign Service Officer in the United States Department of State, posted at the United States Embassy in London. Charles and his family were evacuated during the London Blitz of 1940. Charles Converse was soon after hospitalized in Washington D.C., where he died at the age of 35.
Note written by Converse, Charles Albert (1904-1940)
Records scanned as 600 dpi TIFF files (masters.zip) in original order, mostly organized by date. Divided into 20 electronic record sets (ms158er01-001 - ms158er01-020) and combined into PDF/A (fmt/477) files w/ two versions (black and white and original color).
Physical Access Requirements
Technical Access Requirements
Requires PDF reader.
Acquired: 03/08/2017. Acquisition Note: Source: Peter E. Schinkel. The folder was discovered while Peter Schinkel was going through paperwork that his father had saved. Original documents scanned and returned to donor on February 23, 2018. Donor is intending to return them at some point in the future.
Source of Acquisition
Peter E. Schinkel
Method of Acquisition
The folder was discovered while Peter Schinkel was going through paperwork that his father had saved.
Historically valuable personal letters and telegrams related to the U.S. Embassy in London during World War II.
Other Descriptive Information
Original documents returned to donor (20180223), scanned for access and preservation at donor's request. Scanned on Epson GT-20000 at 600 DPI, 24-Bit Color to TIFF. Letters converted to PDF/A files (PUID: fmt/477).
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- 2020-05-26: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson