Collection ID: MS 1486

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Hunter, David Andrew, 1904-1958
Date:
1942-1958
Abstract:
The papers consist of correspondence, topical files and photographs. Correspondence and topical files document David Hunter's attempts to prove that his post-war illnesses were service-related and to gain compensation. The photographs are of the Far East during World War II.
Extent:
1 Linear Foot
Language:
English

Background

Acquisition information:
Gift of David A. Hunter, Jr., 1988.
Rules or conventions:
translation missing: en.enumerations.resource_finding_aid_description_rules.Finding aid created in accordance with Manuscripts and Archives Processing Manual
Scope and Content:

The papers consist of correspondence, topical files and photographs. Correspondence and topical files document David Hunter's attempts to prove that his post-war illnesses were service-related and to gain compensation. The photographs are of the Far East during World War II.

Biographical / Historical:

David Andrew Hunter was born on March 24, 1904 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Warren Easton High School in 1921. He studied for one year at Tulane University and eventually worked at Kessler Insurance Company in New Orleans. He married Belle Watson in 1930. Their son, David Andrew Hunter, Jr. was born in 1931. David Hunter, Sr. enlisted in the Army on June 23, 1942 in New Orleans. As an Intelligence Officer in the Office of Strategic Services, Hunter served in Burma, India, China and Thailand. Hunter received an honorable discharge on April 6, 1946, and returned to New Orleans. Thereafter, he became ill with dysentery and malaria. He attempted to prove his illness was service-related in order to receive compensation, but was unsuccessful. David Andrew Hunter died on May 19, 1958.

Arrangement:

The papers are arranged in three series: Series I. Correspondence, 1942-1958. Series II. Topical Files, 1942-1958. Series III. Photographs, 1958, undated

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale Campus
New Haven, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 432-1735
mssa.assist@yale.edu