8 document cases 2 oversize boxes (4 linear ft.)..
Divided into eight series: I. Correspondence. II. Military records. III. Student papers. IV. Printed materials. V. Maps. VI. Photographs. VII. Oversized materials. VIII. Artifacts.
The Papers of Howard B. Aison, dating from 1942 to 1963, contains correspondence, photographs, military training manuals, orders, diaries, recollections, unit histories, commendations, printed material, artifacts, and maps. The bulk of the collection documents his service in the United States Army and his participation in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Also includes papers accumulated during his years as a student at Georgetown University.
Howard Bertram Aison was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 7, 1920. He served almost his entire life in the United States Army, serving in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He attended Georgetown University, graduating in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. He also participated in ROTC. On June 4, 1942, Aison was drafted into the United States Army. Although he had taken ROTC courses in college he chose to remain an enlisted man, feeling that he was not prepared to be an officer. He served in the 77th Ordnance Depot Company taking part in the Allied campaigns in North Africa, Italy, Southern France, and Germany. He retired from the United States Army in 1969 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He resided in Virginia Beach where he worked in imports and exports and invested in real estate. In 1974, he separated from his wife, but never divorced. On August 28, 1997, Lt. Colonel Howard Bertram Aison (ret.) died in Virginia Beach.
Open to researchers without restrictions. Collection is non-circulating and must be used in the Special Collections reading room.
MG 61, Papers of Howard B. Aison, Special Collections, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.
Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.
Finding aid available on the World Wide Web at http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/manuscripts/aison.htm.