Harold John Hartlieb Papers
Scope and Content of the Collection
Correspondence and military documents from Harold John Hartlieb’s service during World War II. The majority of letters are from Hartlieb to his wife, Nita, and two children, Luann and Harold, Jr. Also included are greeting cards sent to Harold for various holidays, including his birthday and Father’s Day; a letter from his two younger siblings, Norman and Catherine; a Certificate of Fitness; and a pamphlet titled “I am a Doughboy.”
- Creation: approximately 1945
- Hartlieb, Harold John (Person)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Harold John Hartlieb Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Harold John Hartlieb Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Biography of Harold John Hartlieb
Harold John Hartlieb was born in Illinois in 1916 to John and Lena Hartlieb, natives of Austria. He was the eldest son and middle child of five children: Tillie (b. 1910), Josephine (b. 1913), Harold (b. 1916), Norman (b. 1921), and Catherine (b. 1932). In 1941, Harold married Juanita Fields. The couple had two children, Luann and Harold, Jr. In April of 1945, Harold, Sr. enlisted in the army and spent most of his time stationed at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Arkansas, from where he often wrote home to his family.
0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Correspondence and military documents from Harold John Hartlieb’s service during World War II.
Collection Stack Location
1 21 5
Gift, Luann Hartlieb, 2014.
Elizabeth McKinley, 2014.
- Inventory of the Harold John Hartlieb Papers, approximately 1945
- Elizabeth McKinley
- Language of description
- Script of description