109 letters, 2 postcards, and one VMI "Hop" dance card that belonged to Gordon Barnewall, a Virginia Military Institute student during World War II. The cards and letters are all addressed to Barnewall. The senders range from his mother and father (W.G. Barnewall), to young men stationed in military training camps, and young women attending college.
The topics covered in the letters include Gordon's relationships with women, his grades, health, and his impending entrance into the military.
Content warning for derogatory language and racial statements.
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