Milton S. Glatterer papers, 1936-1953

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Glatterer, Milton S.
Title: Milton S. Glatterer papers, 1936-1953
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 849
Extent: 1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Abstract:Letters written between Colonel Milton S. Glatterer and his girlfriend/wife Louise Livingston Glatterer during World War II.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Purchase, 1999.


[after identification of item(s)], Milton S. Glatterer papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Paula E. Knight, June 7, 2001.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Col. Milton S. Glatterer, U.S Army (Ret.), was born September 8, 1909 in New Jersey and died January 20, 2000 in San Antonio, Texas. He was a graduate of West Point in 1932 and was a career Army officer. He was stationed in Panama in 1939, then went to Germany in 1945-1946, and was also in Japan in 1957. During World War II he served in the 1st Armored Division and 106th Infantry Division. He married Louise Livingston from Columbus, Georgia in 1943 and they had one son, Milton "Skeet" Glatterer, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters written by Milton S. Glatterer and his girlfriend/wife Louise Livingston Glatterer, ranging in date from 1936-1953, with the bulk of them written during the years of 1937-1946. The letters are handscribed on various forms of paper and also include some v-mail.

Glatterer's World War II letters describe his daily life, weather conditions, and other information regarding a soldier's life while stationed in Germany. The letters from Louise to Milton contain information regarding daily life in Columbus and Forsyth, Georgia. The main gap in the collection is between 1947-1951. As most of the letters between Milton and Louise are numbered, the other gaps in the collection consist of missing numbered letters.

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Container List

Letters from Milton to Louise
Box Folder Content
1 1 1936: postmarked from Atlantic City, New Jersey; Fort Warren and Cheyenne, Wyoming
1 2 1937: postmarked from Fort Warren and Cheyenne, Wyoming
1 3 1938: postmarked from Fort Warren and Cheyenne, Wyoming; Fort Clayton, Panama; and Williams, Arizona
1 4 1939: postmarked from Fort Clayton and Balboa Heights, Panama
1 5 1940-1944: postmarked from Balboa Heights, Panama; Battle Creek, Michigan; Fort McClellan, Alabama; and London, England
1 6 1945 January-June: postmarked from London and France
1 7 1945 June-August
1 8 1945 August-December
2 1 1946
2 2 No Date: ca. 1936-1946
2 3 1952-1953: To wife and son from Asia/Japan
2 4 To Milton from others
2 5 Glatterers' Christmas card, no date
Letters from Louise to Milton
2 6 1944
2 7 1945 January-March
2 8 1945 March-May
2 9 1945 May
3 1 1945 June-July
3 2 1945 July-September
3 3 1945 September-October
3 4 1945 October-December
3 5 1946
3 7 To Louise from others
3 6 Photograph negatives [Louise Glatterer]