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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.487
Scope and Contents Primarily this is a collection of love letters written between 1942-1944 to Gertha Barbara Jean Sykes residing in St. Louis, Missouri and James NMI Dansby, an African-American soldier in the United States Army. There are also letters from two other Army soldiers, Jack Smith, stationed in the Pacific and Benjamin D. Collins, an aircompany soldier, whom Sykes married in 1949. The letters begin when Dansby joined the Army and started basic training in Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg,...
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.31
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of more than 700 letters written by Herman Recht (1908-1971), a Navy yeoman, from Camp Peary (U.S. Naval Construction Training Center), near Williamsburg, Virginia, between October 1943 and February 1946, to his wife, Esther, in Clairton, Pennsylvania. There are no letters from Esther because, as he wrote her, saving them would make him homesick.Recht had been a lawyer for eight and a half years before joining the Navy. He was very well read, and...
Identifier: SC 00049
Content Description The collection contains several black and white photographs belonging to W&M Class of 1938 alumnus Edmund S. Keiter, while serving in the U. S. Navy on the U. S. S. Walter S. Brown in 1943-1944. Subjects of the photographs include life on-board ship (including a boxing match and sunbathing), medical surgery, African-American (presumably) men, a wrecked German plane, a German tank, various unidentified foreign locations (including the ruins of a bombed town), native peoples (Morocco?),...
Identifier: SC 01496
Scope and Contents
Letters from friends Joe, Margie, Jean, and Sue asking about life in the army. Mentions life in high school, work experiences, and asks when Craig is coming home.
Dates: 1943 April - June