Hissrich and Gall families papers
Hissrich and Gall families papers
Collection includes correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials from the Gall and Hissrich families documenting their experiences during the First and Second World Wars. Also included in the collection are compact discs with digital reproductions of the World War I photographs and World War II correspondence.
- Extent: 14 boxes (7 linear ft.)
- Creator: Gall (Family : Gall, Albert Alfred). -- Hissrich (Family : Hissrich, Richard E.)
- Call Number: MSS 3189
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Hissrich and Gall families papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
- Preferred Citation
- Initial citation: MSS 3189; Hissrich and Gall families papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3189, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Collection was donated between 2005 and 2006. Prior to its donation it was kept by the daughter of the creators, Barbara Culatta, who obtained them from the creators, her parents Richard E. and Mary Agnes Hissrich.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Barbara Culatta and Richard Hissrich; 2005 and 2006.
- Subject Terms
- Hissrich family; Saint-Gal family; Home and Family; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; Social Life and Customs; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
- Genre / Form
- Artifacts; Letters; Photographs
- Processing Information
- Processed; Whitney Parry; 2009.
- Appraisal Information
- This collection belongs in the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Collection because it provides primary source material to students at Brigham Young University regarding World War I and II. Because of this it supports research and teaching of important events in the history of our country. It provides a homefront perspective of each of these wars through the letters and photgraphs and also shows the destruction of Europe through photographs.
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- Finding Aid Title
- Hissrich and Gall families papers
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- Finding aid prepared by Whitney Parry, student assistant
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- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-07-27T12:19-0600
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- Biographical Info:
The Hissrich family were an American family in Pennsylvania. Richard Edgar Hissrich (1914-2011) served in the United States Army during the Second World War. In August 1942 he began corresponding with Mary Agnes Gall, and they were married on April 12, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. They had one child during the war, Mary Louise Hissrich (b. 1944). Soon after the war they had two more children, Barbara Ellen (b. 1946) and Richard Albert (b. 1948). These children were later followed by John Edward (b. 1960).
The Gall family were German immigrants in Pennsylvania. Albert Alfred Gall (1886-1946) immigrated with his family to Pittsburgh in 1897. He married Ethel Mary Maass (1895-1971) following his service in World War I, and together they had one child -- Mary Agnes Gall (1920-1992). She married Richard Edgar Hissrich in 1943.
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Series I in MSS 3189
Richard E. and Mary Agnes Hissrich correspondence
Hissrich and Gall families artifacts
Albert Alfred and Ethel M. Gall correspondence and photographs of the First World War
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