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Edward Hutchings papers

Identifier: c-00626

Scope and Contents

The Edward Hutchings papers contain correspondence of Hutchings, primarily letters to his mother that were mostly written in October and November of 1945, although there is also one letter from 1937. The collection also contains photographs of Hutchings, his friends, and Nina Dudley’s relatives, some dated mid-1943, but most undated.


  • Creation: 1937 - 1945


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Edward Hutchings served in the First Battalion, Fifth Division of the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater and attained the rank of Pharmacist Mate, 1st class. After the war he was deployed to Tangku, China. During the war he wrote many letters home, usually addressing them to his mother, Nina Dudley of Lapeer, Michigan.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 4 Folders)

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Custodial History

Transferred by the MSU Museum.

Immediate Source of Acquisiton

Donated to MSU Museum from the estate of Homer Nowlin. Transferred by MSU Museum to the University Archives.

Accession: HC 00483 Date: 1981-09-18

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Edward Hutchings Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Dawson-Baglien.
September 2010
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US