Charles E. and M. Sybil Hartley Eshbach Papers

Charles Edgar Eshbach, Jr., a 1937 graduate of Massachusetts State College, and Maude Sybil Hartley met in late 1939, while she was a student at Simmons College and he was working for the New England Radio News Service, part of the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. They soon began dating and in February 1941 were engaged. After graduating in 1942, Sybil lived at home in Rochester, Mass., and taught school. Charles was drafted and enlisted in the army December 30, 1942. Trained as a radio operator, he was assigned to the Army Air Force Technical Training Command's 326th Signal Co. Wing. Charles and Sybil married in September of 1943, and by November, Charles was in England, part of the 67th Fighter Wing stationed at Walcot Hall in Lincolnshire. Although not in combat, Charles rose to the rank of Technical Sergeant. He returned to the U.S. in December 1945. He and Sybil moved to Weymouth and had four children. Charles was appointed professor of Agricultural Economics at UMass in 1959. The family moved to Amherst in 1964, as Charles' department was transforming into the Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration Department. He taught at UMass until 1986, when he retired. He died in 1997. Sybil worked at the University store for thirty years and died in 2009.

Consisting chiefly of their letters to each other, the Eshbach Papers vividly document the courtship and early married life of Charles and Sybil, particularly during their long separation, against a wartime backdrop. The collection also contains diaries, photograph albums, loose photographs, histories and rosters from Charles' army unit, and a variety of ephemera and memorabilia such as ration tickets, receipts, programs, and Charles' army badges and dog tags.

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Background on Eshbach family

Charles Eshbach on pony, ca.1915

Charles Eshbach on pony, ca.1915

Charles Edgar Eshbach, Jr., a 1937 graduate of Massachusetts State College, was working for the New England Radio News Service, part of the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, when he met Maude Sybil Hartley, a student at Simmons College, in late 1939. Their letters, which form the heart of this collection, began soon after their relationship blossomed.

Born on October 29, 1914, in Winchester, Mass., to Charles and Margaret Feeney Eshbach, Charles graduated from Winchester High School. At MSC, he majored in English and was active in campus life as sports editor and later editor-in-chief of the Collegian, president of the press club, president of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, and president of the 4-H Club. Sybil, too, was active in 4-H, and it was through 4-H All Stars activities that the two met.

Sybil was born on September 8, 1920, in Rochester, Mass., to James and Marion Frazer Hartley. After graduating from Wareham High School, she went to Simmons in Boston, majoring in Home Economics. She and Charles began dating in February 1940 and were engaged a year later. After graduation in 1942, Sybil taught school in Carver and lived at home in Rochester.

Charles was drafted and enlisted in the army on December 30, 1942. Assigned to the Army Air Force Technical Training Command's 326th Signal Co. Wing, based at Camp Pinedale in Fresno, he went into training to be a radio operator. Training took him to different locations, including Kansas City and New Jersey. He and Sybil married on September 27, 1943, and he left for overseas—not knowing where he was headed—in November. HMT Andes landed at Liverpool, England, on November 19. Charles was now part of the 67th Fighter Wing stationed at Walcot Hall in Lincolnshire. Although not in combat, Charles rose to the rank of Technical Sergeant. During his absence, Sybil lived at home with her parents, teaching school and working as a 4-H county club agent for the Barnstable County Cooperative Extension Service.

While separated, Charles and Sybil wrote to each other almost daily, and the letters in this collection are notable for their comprehensiveness and their detail of daily life during wartime, both in Europe and on the home front in Massachusetts. Charles describes his life in England: trips to London, drives through the countryside and farms, tea with locals, cultural and educational differences, movies, news from other fronts, and the ache to return home. Sybil shares her own news and routines: managing rations, shopping for a new dress, pondering whether to pursue a career other than teaching. They send clippings containing news or cartoons, often reflecting the playfulness and affection that imbue their correspondence. It was December 1945 before Charles returned home.

The Eshbachs moved to Weymouth in 1946 and had three daughters and a son. Charles resumed his work with the New England Radio News Service, then became director of the New England State Universities' Marketing Education Program. He pursued two master’s degrees: an MPA from Harvard (1959) and an MS in olericulture from UMass (1963). Appointed associate professor of Agricultural and Food Economics at UMass in 1959, Charles moved his family to Amherst in 1964, and by the mid-1960s, the Food Management program he was a part of was transforming into the Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration Department. Charles played a significant role in shaping the new department. Also serving as a leader in Communications Services and Staff Development for the Cooperative Extension Service, he developed the off-campus associate degree food service program, organizing seminars on topics from sanitation to personnel issues, designed for people working in the industry. In 1972, he was promoted to full professor. Charles was honored by the Massachusetts Food Service Educational Council for educational accomplishments in the food service field and in 1975 was appointed to the Massachusetts Nutrition Board by Governor Dukakis. He also served as president of the Western Massachusetts Branch of the Food Service Executives Association. After his retirement from UMass in 1986, Charles remained active as a consultant.

A few years after the Eshbachs' arrival in Amherst, Sybil took a temporary job at the University store. The job turned into a regular part-time job, then a full-time one. Over 30 years of working at the University Store, Sybil became known on campus for her warmth and friendliness and her devotion to UMass athletics. She was also very active as a Simmons alumna with the South Shore Simmons Club.

Sybil created the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department’s Charles E. Eshbach Memorial Scholarship to honor her husband, who died in December 1997, age 83, after being struck by a car; she died in January 2009 at 88.

Contents of Collection

Consisting chiefly of their letters to each other, which they wrote frequently and most of which appear to have survived, the Eshbach Papers vividly document the courtship and early married life of Charles and Sybil, particularly during their long separation, against a prewar and wartime backdrop, both from Charles' perspective in England and from Sybil's on the home front. Some correspondence with other family members and others is also included. The collection also contains diaries, photograph albums, loose photographs, histories and rosters from Charles' army unit, and a variety of ephemera and memorabilia such as ration tickets, receipts, programs, maps, brochures and Charles' army badges and dog tags. There is little material from Charles' later career at UMass.

Series descriptions

The vast majority of the Eshbach collection is correspondence, consisting of letters between Charles and Sybil, beginning with their early acquaintance and continuing through their courtship and their early married life, when they were separated due to Charles' army service. They frequently wrote daily and sometimes more than once a day, and often sent each other clippings, photographs, and other items. Some of their correspondence is on V-mail, and there are numerous birthday and holiday greeting cards, including some playful ones handmade by Sybil. A small amount of correspondence from other family members, friends, and acquaintances is also part of the series. Most of the letters are filed with the envelopes in which they were sent. Letters are arranged by correspondent and chronologically by year.

This small series includes diaries of Sybil and of her mother, Marion Frazier. There is also an assortment of miscellaneous writings of Sybil, Charles, and some family members.

The various documents from Charles' army service include some histories of the 326th Signal Co. Wing (with several photographs), communications from unit headquarters and others, and various rosters and personnel records including some records of Charles himself. Also here are a number of radio operating manuals and Charles' own notes.

This wide-ranging group of material includes ephemera and other mementos collected and saved by both Charles and Sybil from various parts of their lives. Charles' assemblage has the greater assortment due to his travels with the army. There are ration tickets, brochures, booklets, loose clippings, souvenir postcards, street maps, programs, and more, as well as some material related to Charles' army service, such as military patches, passes, and dog tags. In addition, there are personal documents including driver’s licenses and tax returns.

Loose photographs comprise the greater portion of the series, spanning Charles' and Sybil's courtship, early married life, and postwar life as their family grew. There are many small snapshots taken by Charles during his army service, mostly from England; a selection of these are gathered into albums, while many more (which had been housed in an empty candy box) are loose, and most of these have numbers, which may connect the photographs to letters in which they were enclosed. There are a few earlier family photos and a few from later in the Eshbachs' lives.

The newspapers, magazines, and other publications here are mainly English or military and probably collected as souvenirs by Charles during the war. After reading them, he would sometimes send them on to Sybil. There is also a commemorative reprint edition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin first extra edition from December 7, 1941, from the 1970s, and there is one cookbook, probably belonging to Sybil.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Correspondence
1933-1954
Letters from Charles Eshbach to his parents
1933 July-1934 Feb
Box 1: 1
Letters from Charles Eshbach to his parents
1934 Oct-1937 Sept
Box 1: 2
Letters from various correspondents to Sybil Hartley
1937-1939
Box 1: 3
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1939 Nov-Dec
Box 1: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1940 Feb-July
Box 1: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1940 Aug-Nov
Box 1: 6
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1940 July
Box 1: 7
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1940 Aug
Box 1: 8
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1940 Sept
Box 1: 9
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1940 Oct
Box 1: 10
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1940 Nov
Box 1: 11
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1940 Dec
Box 1: 12
Letters from various correspondents to Charles Eshbach
1940
Box 1: 13
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1941 Jan-Sept
Box 1: 14
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1941 Sept-Dec
Box 1: 15
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1941 Jan
Box 1: 16
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1941 Feb-March
Box 1: 17
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1941 April-June
Box 1: 18
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1941 July
Box 2: 1
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1941 Aug-Sept
Box 2: 2
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1941 Oct-Dec
Box 2: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1942 Jan-May
Box 2: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1942 June
Box 2: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1942 July
Box 2: 6
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1942 Sept
Box 2: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1942 Oct
Box 2: 8
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1942 Nov
Box 2: 9
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1942 Dec
Box 2: 10
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1942 Jan-March
Box 2: 11
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1942 April-June
Box 2: 12
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1942 July
Box 2: 13
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1942 Aug-Sept
Box 2: 14
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1942 Oct-Nov
Box 2: 15
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1942 Aug-Sept
Box 2: 16
Letters from various correspondents to Charles Eshbach
1942
Box 3: 1
Letters from various correspondents to Sybil Hartley
1942
Box 3: 2
Letters from various correspondents to Sybil Hartley
1942
Box 3: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1943 Jan
Box 3: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1943 Feb
Box 3: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1943 March
Box 3: 6
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1943 April
Box 3: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1943 May
Box 3: 8
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1943 June
Box 3: 9
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1943 July
Box 3: 10
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1943 Aug
Box 3: 11
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1943 Aug
Box 3: 12
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley
1943 Sept
Box 4: 1
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley/Sybil Eshbach
1943 Sept
Box 4: 2
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1943 Oct
Box 4: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1943 Oct
Box 4: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1943 Oct
Box 4: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1943 Oct
Box 4: 6
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1943 Nov
Box 4: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1943 Dec
Box 4: 8
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1943 Dec
Box 4: 9
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 Jan
Box 4: 10
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 Feb
Box 5: 1
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 March
Box 5: 2
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 April
Box 5: 3
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 May
Box 5: 4
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 May
Box 5: 5
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 June
Box 5: 6
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 June
Box 5: 7
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 July
Box 5: 8
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 July
Box 5: 9
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 Aug
Box 5: 10
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 Aug
Box 5: 11
Letters from Sybil Hartley to Charles Eshbach
1943 Sept
Box 5: 12
Letters from Sybil Hartley/Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1943 Sept
Box 6: 1
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1943 Oct
Box 6: 2
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1943 Oct
Box 6: 3
Birthday cards from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1943 Oct
Box 6: 4
Birthday cards from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1943 Oct
Box 6: 5
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1943 Nov
Box 6: 6
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1943 Dec
Box 6: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to his parents
1943 April-Oct
Box 6: 8
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to her in-laws
1943 Oct
Box 6: 9
Letters from various correspondents to Charles Eshbach
1943
Box 6: 10
Letters from various correspondents to Sybil Eshbach
1943
Box 6: 11
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Jan
Box 7: 1
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Feb
Box 7: 2
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 March
Box 7: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 March
Box 7: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 April
Box 7: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 April
Box 7: 6
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 April
Box 7: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 May
Box 7: 8
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 May
Box 8: 1
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 May
Box 8: 2
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 June
Box 8: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 June
Box 8: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 June
Box 8: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 July
Box 8: 6
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 July
Box 8: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 July
Box 8: 8
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Aug
Box 8: 9
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Aug
Box 9: 1
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Aug
Box 9: 2
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Sept
Box 9: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Sept
Box 9: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Sept
Box 9: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Oct
Box 9: 6
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Oct
Box 9: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Oct
Box 9: 8
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Nov
Box 9: 9
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Nov
Box 10: 1
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Nov
Box 10: 2
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Dec
Box 10: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Dec
Box 10: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1944 Dec
Box 10: 5
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Jan
Box 10: 6
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Jan
Box 10: 7
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Feb
Box 10: 8
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Feb
Box 10: 9
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 March
Box 10: 10
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 March
Box 11: 1
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 April
Box 11: 2
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 May
Box 11: 3
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 May
Box 11: 4
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 May
Box 11: 5
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 June
Box 11: 6
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 June
Box 11: 7
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 July
Box 11: 8
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 July
Box 11: 9
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Aug
Box 11: 10
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Aug
Box 11: 11
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Sept
Box 11: 12
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Sept
Box 11: 13
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Oct
Box 12: 1
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Oct
Box 12: 2
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Nov
Box 12: 3
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Nov
Box 12: 4
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Dec
Box 12: 5
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Dec
Box 12: 6
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1944 Dec
Box 12: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to his parents
1944 March-Sept
Box 12: 8
Letters from various correspondents Charles Eshbach
1944
Box 12: 9
Letters from various correspondents Sybil Eshbach
1944
Box 12: 10
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Jan
Box 12: 11
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Jan
Box 12: 12
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Jan
Box 12: 13
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Jan
Box 12: 14
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Feb
Box 13: 1
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Feb
Box 13: 2
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Feb
Box 13: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 March
Box 13: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 March
Box 13: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 March
Box 13: 6
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 March
Box 13: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 April
Box 13: 8
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 April
Box 13: 9
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 April
Box 13: 10
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 April
Box 14: 1
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 May
Box 14: 2
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 May
Box 14: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 May
Box 14: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 May
Box 14: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 June
Box 14: 6
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 June
Box 14: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 June
Box 14: 8
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 June
Box 14: 9
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 July
Box 14: 10
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 July
Box 15: 1
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 July
Box 15: 2
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 July
Box 15: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Aug
Box 15: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Aug
Box 15: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Aug
Box 15: 6
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Sept
Box 15: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Sept
Box 15: 8
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Sept
Box 15: 9
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Sept
Box 15: 10
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Oct
Box 15: 11
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Oct
Box 16: 1
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Oct
Box 16: 2
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Oct
Box 16: 3
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Nov
Box 16: 4
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Nov
Box 16: 5
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Nov
Box 16: 6
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Dec
Box 16: 7
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1945 Dec
Box 16: 8
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1945 Jan
Box 16: 9
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1945 Jan
Box 16: 10
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1945 Jan
Box 16: 11
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1945 Feb
Box 17: 1
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1945 Feb
Box 17: 2
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1945 Feb
Box 17: 3
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1945 April
Box 17: 4
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1945 June
Box 17: 5
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1945 July-Aug
Box 17: 6
Letters from Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
1945 Sept-Dec
Box 17: 7
Letters from various correspondents to Charles Eshbach
1945
Box 17: 8
Letters from various correspondents to Sybil Eshbach
1945
Box 17: 9
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
1946-1954
Box 17: 10
Letters from various correspondents to Charles Eshbach
1946-1952, undated
Box 17: 11
Letters from various correspondents to Sybil Eshbach
1949, undated
Box 17: 12
Letters from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Hartley/Sybil Eshbach
undated
Box 17: 13
Greeting cards from Sybil Hartley/Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
undated
Box 17: 14
Greeting cards from Sybil Hartley/Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
undated
Box 17: 15
Greeting cards from Sybil Hartley/Sybil Eshbach to Charles Eshbach
undated
Box 17: 15
Collages and scroll from Charles Eshbach to Sybil Eshbach
undated
Box 27
Halloween picture
undated
Box 27
Series 2. Diaries and Writings
1913-1941
Charles Eshbach--short writings
ca.1941
Box 18: 1
Sybil Hartley--diary
1938-1940
Box 18: 2
Sybil Hartley--school writings
undated
Box 18: 3
Sybil Hartley/Sybil Eshbach--short writings and notes
undated
Box 18: 4
Frazer Hartley--school writings
undated
Box 18: 5
Marion Frazer--diary
1913
Box 18: 6
Series 3. Army service
1943-1945
Army company history
1943-1944
Box 18: 7
Army company history
1945
Box 18: 8
Army company history
undated
Box 19: 1
Army communications
1944-1945
Box 19: 2
Army examination records (Charles Eshbach)
1943
Box 19: 3
Army pay and benefit forms
1943
Box 19: 4
Army personnel and training documents
1943-1945
Box 22: 1
Army special orders
1944-1945
Box 22: 2
Charles Eshbach--notebook on radio operation
1943
Box 19: 5
Charles Eshbach--notes
ca.1943-1944
Box 19: 6
Radio operating manual
1942 July
Box 19: 7
Radio operating manual
1943 Jan
Box 19: 8
Radio operating manual
1943 March
Box 19: 9
Radio operating manuals and notes
1943 April, undated
Box 19: 10
Radio operating manual
1943
Box 19: 11
Radio operating manual
undated
Box 19: 12
Workbook on advertising
undated
Box 19: 13
Series 4. Memorabilia and personal documents
1936-1997
Charles Eshbach--army dog tags
1943-1945
Box 20: 1
Charles Eshbach--army ephemera
1943-1945
Box 20: 2
Charles Eshbach--army ephemera
1943-1945
Box 20: 3
Charles Eshbach--army ephemera
1944
Box 22: 3
Charles Eshbach--army patches
1943-1945
Box 20: 4
Charles Eshbach--army patches
1943-1945
Box 20: 5
Charles Eshbach--bullets and bullet casing
ca.1943-1944
Box 28
Charles Eshbach--calendars
1942-1945
Box 22: 4
Charles Eshbach--clippings (loose)
1944-1997
Box 20: 6
Charles Eshbach--clippings (mounted)
undated
Box 20: 7
Charles Eshbach--Massachusetts ephemera
1920-1945
Box 20: 8
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England
1944-1945
Box 20: 9
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England
1944-1945
Box 20: 10
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England
1944-1945
Box 20: 11
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England
1944-1945
Box 20: 12
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England
1944-1945
Box 20: 13
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England
1944-1945
Box 21: 1
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England
1944-1945
Box 21: 2
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England
1944-1945
Box 21: 3
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England: maps
1944-1945
Maps 1
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England: maps
1944-1945
Box 28
Charles Eshbach--mementos from England: souvenir photographs
1944-1945
Box 29
Charles Eshbach--mementos from Kansas City, MO
1942-1943
Box 21: 4
Charles Eshbach--mementos from New Jersey: maps
ca.1943
Box 28
Charles Eshbach--mementos from New York
ca.1940
Box 21: 5
Charles Eshbach--tax returns and receipts
1939-1942
Box 21: 6
Charles Eshbach--tax returns and receipts
1943
Box 22: 5
Charles Eshbach--UMass diploma
1963
Box 21: 7
Charles Eshbach--UMass/Mass State certificates
1936, 1975
Box 21: 8
Sybil Hartley Eshbach--Camp Farley and 4H mementos
1937-1945
Box 21: 9
Sybil Hartley Eshbach--Camp Farley newsletters
1936
Box 21: 10
Sybil Hartley Eshbach--clippings and mementos
ca.1942-1943
Box 21: 11
Sybil Hartley Eshbach--mementos from Simmons College
1939-1950
Box 21: 12
Sybil Hartley Eshbach--notes and typescripts
ca.1940-1942
Box 21: 13
Sybil Hartley Eshbach--personal documents and ephemera
ca.1942-1944
Box 21: 14
Sybil Hartley Eshbach--Teachers' Retirement Association certificate
1942
Box 21: 15
Ephemera
1942-1945
Box 22: 6
Series 5. Photographs and photo albums
ca.1914-1990
Charles Eshbach
ca.1914-1915
Box 22: 7
Charles Eshbach
ca.1915-1918
Box 22: 8
Charles Eshbach
ca.1924-1935
Box 22: 9
Charles Eshbach: framed photograph
ca.1924-1935
Box 27
Sybil Eshbach
ca.1939-1990
Box 22: 10
Eshbach family
ca.1947-1985
Box 22: 11
Eshbach family
ca.1952
Box 22: 12
Charles Eshbach, army service
1943-1945
Box 22: 13
Charles Eshbach, army service: company history
1944
Box 22: 14
England
ca.1944-1945
Box 22: 15
Charles Eshbach, loose photos (from candy box)
ca.1943-1945
Box 23
Photograph album: England
ca.1944-1945
Box 24
Photograph album: England
ca.1944-1945
Box 24
Photograph album: England
ca.1944-1945
Box 25
Photograph and postcard album: England
ca.1944-1945
Box 25
Series 6. Publications
1937-1977
Cookbook: Romance in Recipes
1939
Box 22: 16
The Illustrated London News
1944 March-April
Box 26
Life
1945 April 9
Box 26
The Sphere
1944 March-April
Box 26
Yank: The Army Weekly (British Edition)
1944 Nov-1945 Dec
Box 26
Newspapers (various)
1943-1977
Box 30

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English

Provenance

Acquired from Aimee E. Newell, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Caroline J. White, 2016.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Charles E. and M. Sybil Hartley Eshbach Papers (MS 886). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • 4-H clubs.
  • England—Description and travel.
  • Simmons College (Boston, Mass.).
  • United States. Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • United States. Army Air Forces. Technical Training Command.
  • World War, 1939-1945.

Link to similar SCUA collections

Names

  • Eshbach, Charles E., 1914-.

Genre terms

  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Ephemera.
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographs.