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Scope and Content Note
The William E. Dobbins Scrapbook is a World War II (WWII) era scrapbook that includes newspaper clippings about WWII largely pertaining to the Tenth Army Corp and the soldiers who fell, advertisements for purchase of war bonds, and articles concerning the Rhode Island semi-pro baseball League which was formed around 1942 which Bill Dobbins had aided in and concerning football star Irving “Shine” Hall, Jr. a halfback for Brown University and the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Also, included are newspaper articles related to Staff Sergeant William E. Dobbins, V-Mail from friends and family during his service, and personal correspondence. Also included in the collection is a photograph included of William E. Dobbins in uniform ca1942.
William E. Dobbins Scrapbook was given to the Archives by Alfred Pratt on April 16, 2008.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "William E. Dobbins Scrapbook - Accession 1337". Finding Aid 811.