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Anderson, Sidney E., papers and photographs

Identifier: Mss 14

Content Description

This record contains the personal collection of Sidney E. Anderson, including 7 photographs and two scrapbooks from his deployment in Iran and Mesopotamia [Iraq] from 1943 to 1944. It also contains a pocket guide to Iran.


  • circa 1943 - 1944

Access to Materials

Materials in this collection are available for patron use.

Biographical Note

Sidney E. Anderson was born on November 2, 1914 in Adams, Minnesota. After high school, he found work as a farmhand before being inducted into the United States Army on August 25, 1942. He was called up to active service on September 8, 1942 at Camp Dodge in Iowa. Anderson was deployed with the 298th Quartermaster Salvage Repair Company and was stationed in Khorramshahr, Iran, where he worked to maintain Buda diesel engines. He returned to the United States on August 13, 1945, and was honorably discharged from the 574th Composite Service Platoon on November 6, 1945, having been awarded a Good Conduct Medal, and achieving the rank of TEC - 5 [corporal]. Anderson returned to farming in Spring Valley, Minnesota where he lived for the next ten years, moving his family up to Babbitt, Minnesota in 1955 where he took work at the Reserve Mining Co. He continued to live in Babbitt until his passing on June 12, 1999.


.3 Cubic Feet (1 archival box,1 folder, and 7 photographs )

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This collection is arranged into three series based on material type.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Patricia Johnson on June 28, 2002 (Accession No. 02.79)

Copyright Notice

The Minnesota Military Museum does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the Minnesota Military Museum Archives and Special Collections are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Sidney E. Anderson Papers
Alicia Penn
April 23, 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Minnesota Military & Veterans Museum Repository

Minnesota Military and Veterans Museum
Camp Ripley
15000 Highway 115
Little Falls MN 56345 United States