Hollis (Harold H. and Virginia) Papers. 1898-1945 (bulk 1940-1945).


Summary Information

Repository
New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Title
Harold H. and Virginia Hollis Papers
ID
Coll. No. 419
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1940-1945
Date [inclusive]
1898-1945
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Language
English
Funding Source
This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Biographical/Historical note

Harold H. Hollis was born on July 11, 1914 in Cooperstown, N.Y. A graduate of Albany Business College, he served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II as a “weather officer and forecaster.” On May 24, 1943 he married Virginia Sparger (b. February 24, 1913, d. July 11, 1985), a graduate of Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., who was a school teacher for the Laurinburg City Schools (North Carolina) during the early 1940s. Harold H. Hollis worked in the newspaper business, becoming managing editor of the Freeman’s Journal as well as editor of the Otsego Farmer. He was a cooperative observer for the National Weather Service in Cooperstown for about 50 years. Additionally, Hollis was on the board of directors of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1969 until 1993, and mayor of Cooperstown during the years 1972-73, 1982-84, and 1986-1992. He died on July 29, 1999. [based on obituary from the Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.), 31 July 1999, accessed July 8, 2009, http://old.thedailystar.com/news/community/obits/1999/07/ob0731.html]

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Scope and Content Note

The Harold H. and Virginia Hollis Papers consist primarily of letters to each other, written while Harold served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. They also contain bank statements, cancelled checks, theater and concert programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, a marriage license, military passes, and an engraved name plate. See also NYSHA Research Library Collection No. 400 – Harold H. Hollis Weather Records, and Fenimore Art Museum Accession # N1. 2007.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library

Special Collections
P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1470

 

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Accession Number

NM-016.07

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Collection Inventory

 419.1 – Box 1
 419.1/1 — Hollis, Harold. Bank statements and cancelled checks. 1943.
 419.1/2 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. [1943] (1 of 2).
 419.1/3 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. [1943] (2 of 2).
 419.1/4 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. February-June, [1944].
 419.1/5 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. April-June, [1944].
 419.1/6 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. July-August, [1944].
 419.1/7 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. August-October, [1944].
 419.1/8 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. November-December, [1944].
 419.1/9 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. January-February, [1945].
 419.1/10 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis, with theatre programs and Valentine’s Day card. March-April, [1945].
 419.1/11 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. May-June, [1945].
 419.1/12 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. July-August, [1945].
 419.1/13 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. September-October, [1945].
 419.1/14 — Hollis, Harold. Letters to Virginia Hollis. October-December, [1945].
 419.1/15 — Hollis, Harold. Marriage license, business cards, bills, military memo, pay authorization, and a claim made about a bull hit by a train. 1942-1945.
 419.1/16 — Hollis, Virginia. Bank statements and cancelled checks. 1941-1943.
 419.1/17 — Hollis, Virginia. Bank statements and cancelled checks. 1943-1945.
 419.1/18 — Hollis, Virginia. Letters received, photographs, wedding announcement, and blank page from Bible indicating gift to Walter Sparger. 1898, 1940-1943.
 419.1/19 — Hollis, Virginia. Letters to Harold Hollis. circa 1943 (1 of 2).
 419.1/20 — Hollis, Virginia. Letters to Harold Hollis. circa 1943 (2 of 2).
 419.1/21 — Hollis, Virginia. Letters to Harold Hollis. August-November, 1945.
 419.1/22 — Hollis, Virginia. Military passes, Girl’s Glee Club document, photograph, metal name plate, clippings, menu, and insurance certificate. 1940-1943, undated.
 419.1/23 — Hollis, Virginia. Receipts, pay vouchers, agreement on automobile sale, and post office savings account envelope. 1941, undated.

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