H. B. Goldfarb Letters, 1945

Overview of the Collection

Goldfarb, Howard B.
H. B. Goldfarb Letters
1945 (inclusive)
1 folder, (11 letters)
Collection Number
MG 5726
The letters were written by Howard B. Goldfarb at the United States Naval Training Center in Farragut, Idaho between August 15 and September 10, 1945. All were sent to his family in Cleveland, Ohio.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.

This collection of handwritten letters is in English.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Howard Goldfarb was sent to Farragut Naval Training Center as part of the Navy’s V-12 College Training Program. At the base, recruits received refresher courses in math and English, as well as were tested physically and mentally in preparation for college and a possible subsequent Navy career.

Goldfarb discusses life at the Base, the climate, and activities and locations of time spent on ‘Liberties.’ A newspaper clipping from one Liberty is included.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The first letter was written August 15, 1945, the day after Goldfarb arrived at Farragut. The last one was written on September 10, 1945, just after he had received notice he would be attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Some letters are signed as Howard, others Howie. All are addressed to The Goldfarb Family, 2168 Rexwood Rd., Cleveland Hts. (18), Ohio, from H.B. Goldfarb 5 1/c, 285-82-93, Brks 18A21, Section 12, Box 21, U.S.N.T.C. and D.C., Farragut, Idaho

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Consult Head of Special Collections and Archives on permission for use.

Preferred Citation

H. B. Goldfarb Letters, MG 5726. Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The letters remain in their original envelopes and are arranged chronologically.

Location of Collection

Small Manuscript Groups

Acquisition Information

The letters of H. B. Goldfarb were purchased by the University of Idaho Library in December of 2008.

Processing Note

The letters were originally processed by Laura Guedes in December 2008.

Related Materials

See also MG 421 Farragut College and Technical Institute

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Goldfarb, Howard B.

Corporate Names

  • Farragut Naval Training Station (Idaho)

Geographical Names

  • Idaho Panhandle
  • Spokane (Wash.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Letters