Richard P. Rivard papers, 1941-1945

Rivard, Richard P

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and
    • 1 compact disc
  • OCLC ocn892759125, ocn892759124
  • Finding Aids
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  • COLLECTION STORED, ALL or IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.
  • COPYRIGHT RESTRICTION: The donor retains copyright until February 23, 2028 at which time copyright and renewal rights are granted to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.


  • Papers, 1941-1945, consisting of World War II journals kept by Richard P. Rivard, of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, chronicling his training at Camp Haan, California, with the 215th Coast Artillery (AA), Battery D, time stationed in Kodiak, Alaska and in the European theater. An undated manuscript illustrated with photographs and ephemera, which he based upon his journals, details his time in Europe and his homecoming (Days of the War in Europe: January 1 to April 1, 1945, Volume I-II). Also included is one compact disc containing PDFs of scans of the journals.


  • Presented by Mary Geraldyne Rivard, Glenwood City, Wisconsin, 2013.