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John William Dickerson collection

Identifier: L264

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of John William Dickerson's letters from the army to his parents in Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana. The letters describe his training, army life, Vietnam, travels to Australia, and family matters. Also included in the collection are issues of the Hook and Star publication (1967-1968).


  • 1966-1969


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John William Dickerson was born in 1948. From Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana, Dickerson served in the United States Army during from 1966 to 1969. His assignments included training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Fort Sill, Oklahoma (June 1966-February 1967). Dickerson was active duty in Vietnam with C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 18th Artillery (May 967-April 1968), Company A, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry (August-November 1968), and with a Mobile Advisory Team working with Republic of Viatnam troops (November 1968-April 1969). In April 1969, Dickerson was wounded in action and returned to the United States.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Russell Dickerson on 1971/10/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/19 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/19 by Brent Abercrombie.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.