Guide to the Van Ackeren Family Papers, 1917-1953
Collection number: MC 75
Size: 1 box
About the Van Ackeren family
The Van Ackeren family resided in Antwerp, Belgium; Francois Van Ackeren (d. 1953)
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.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
stipulated by United States copyright law.
[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Van Ackeren Family Papers, 1917-1953, MC 75, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,
Donation, Jack Chase, Newmarket, N.H., 1982 (Accession number: 8233)
|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")|