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Roy Willard Meyer papers

 Collection — Container: Letters
Identifier: 02-99.0370

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal letters of Roy Willard Meyer sent to Clifford Benson, a lifelong friend, during and after World War II.  Though Meyer didn't enter military service until 1944, the letters begin in 1941.  Roy Willard Meyer served with the 15th Army Group as a Clerk typist during the occupation period.


  • Created: 1945
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/13/2000


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This collection is open to all researchers.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Roy Willard Meyer was born on January 20, 1925, near Zumbrota, MN. He earned a B.A. degree from Northfield's St. Olaf College in 1948, following World War II U.S. Army service. Meyer then attended the University of Iowa. He earned a master's degree in 1949 and a doctorate in 1957.  Meyer enlisted in the Army in 1944 and during World War II, he served as an Infantryman and a clerk/typist.  While in Europe, Meyer Served with the 24th and 8th Replacement Depots in Italy and Austria (Salzburg and Vienna) from August 1945 to May 1946.  While in Austria, Mayer served with the 15th Army Group June - July 1945.  Meyer died at the age of 82 on July 6, 2007. Little information is known about Clifford Benson.


1.00 boxes

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Roy Willard Meyer

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Roy Willard Meyer papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository