Skip to Content
Special Home > Guide to the Van Ackeren Family Papers, 1917-1953

Guide to the Van Ackeren Family Papers, 1917-1953

Collection number: MC 75

Size: 1 box (0.20 cu.ft.)

About the Van Ackeren family

The Van Ackeren family resided in Antwerp, Belgium; Francois Van Ackeren served as a soldier in World War I.

About the Van Ackeren family papers

The Van Ackeren family papers consist of approximately 50 letters written by Francois Van Ackeren and family to William McLain and family of Brookline, Massachusetts between the years 1917 and 1953. The letters, written in either French or English, fall predominantly during the years 1917-1918 and 1945-1946. Besides family news, the correspondence discusses Francois’ injury and convalescence during the First World War and his family’s difficulties in re-establishing a normal life after the German occupation of Belgium in World War II.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Van Ackeren Family Papers, 1917-1953, MC 75, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation, Jack Chase, Newmarket, N.H., 1982 (Accession number: 8233)

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Letters, 1917
Box 1, Folder 2 Letters, 1918
Box 1, Folder 3 Letters, 1919
Box 1, Folder 4 Letters, 1920-1939
Box 1, Folder 5 Letters, 1945
Box 1, Folder 6 Letters, 1946
Box 1, Folder 7 Letters, 1948-1952
Box 1, Folder 8 Letters, 1953
Box 1, Folder 9 Photograph of Marguerite Van Ackeren, undated (2.5 x 2″)