Box Small Collections Box 94
Contains 16 Results:
In the 1912 diary, Hermann enjoys a “Hard Times” party. A friend’s wife dies of spinal meningitis. He hears both Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson deliver speeches. At a friend’s house, Hermann listens to a Graphophone. In the summer, he attends Saengerfest and in the fall he goes to the ball park to watch the scoreboard returns come in from the World Series between the Giants and the Red Sox.
Collection of six letters from addressed to Florence E. DeSantes. Cashier served as a Private in Company "G" of the 16th Infantry Division during World War, II. His letters are from North Africa and England where Cashier was training for the Allied invasion into France. He writes about missing his sweetheart, Florence, anticipation of their upcoming wedding, and of wishing the war was over or that he could at least get a furlough for a short while before fighting again.
Collection of five letters, a telegram, and pictures addressed to George T. Yusa spanning the years 1947- 1948. Most of the letters give updates on fellow servicemen from World War II and detail the fear of another war with Korea based on President Truman's talk and actions. Yusa ultimately reenlisted in the Army and fought in Korea. He was severely wounded in June 1951 but recovered from his injuries.
Three postcards circa 1900 depicting African Americans. One postcard shows workers in a peanut field, another features a child on a pile of picked cotton. The third is a picture of James Smith, posed seated with a cane in one hand and a hat in another. It states that he was age 93, born in 1813 and the oldest living man in Hampton, Virginia.
Two page letter addressed to "mother and all" giving a report of his work and leisure time while stationed at the Marine Barracks at Camp Lejeune, NC. Ervin reports that he is being sent to chemical warfare school.
Two page letter written on USO stationary to a former commander, Lieutenant Colonel Louis Weiss. Because of censorship and the secrecy of his work, Monk cannot discuss locations, topics of jobs, or even names of others he interacts with. He does, however, comment at length regarding the weather.