The collection consists of incoming correspondence for Helen Rodgers Weber, with the bulk written over a few months in 1943. The letters are mostly authored by Helen's mother Lettie, father Clarence, and sister Jean. The content reflects on daily life in Indiana during WWII.
Helen, also known as Honan, marries Charles Anthony Weber in May 1943. The tight-knit family often addresses their letters to both Helen and Charles and sign each letter as a family unit.
Other authors include friends and extended family members, as well as a single letter written by Charles Weber. Charles, a pilot in the 9th A.A.F, was killed in England in 1944, less than a year after they married.
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Biographical / Historical
Helen E. (Rodgers) Weber, 1918-2006, Evansville, Indiana, was a life-long teacher. Her husband, 1st Lt. Charles A. Weber, was killed in 1944 while serving in the Air Force as a pilot in England.