Collection of letters from Dorothy to her husband, Richard, a Reservist in the Army during World War II. He was stationed with the 59th Training Group in Squadron 598 V at Keesler Field, Mississippi.
Letters of Thomas C. Douglass, 1941-1946, relating to World War II. Letters to his wife Suzanne Lyon Wallace Douglass (1922-1999) concern family issues and war news and include descriptions of his medical practices and financial dealings.
Collection of letters to and from the Dowdy family from 1944-69. Daniel and Gladys Dowdy were residents of Eggleston, VA. Their letters to each other, written in 1944-45, discuss their life together, their plans for after the war, and their romance in explicit detail. Also includes letters from 1961-62 from the Dowdy children's German penpal, and letters from 1969 as son Harold began basic training in the US Army.
This collection contains diaries, photographs, and other material related to Margetta Doris (Hirsch) Doyle. The bulk of the collection consists of material related to Margetta Doyle's days as a student at Mary from 1941-1945. The collection also includes a diary, photographs, and financial information concerning a trip to China, Japan, and Hong Kong in the fall of 1984 by Margetta Hirsch Doyle, her husband, and two friends. The diaries contain summary notes compiled by Margetta Doyle.
Two page letter from Eddie (Edward M.) Hanratty to his wife dated 07 December 1945. He writes from Okinawa and describes the monotony of life while soldiers await their turn to go home. He describes the dismal weather, shoddy accommodations, and the little entertainment on the island.
23 love letters written by Edward Boulanger to his wife (name unknown) in Gardner, Massachusetts, during WWII. About nine letters were written while he was at Camp Peary in Williamsburg, Va.; about fourteen letters were written while overseas in New Guinea and the Philippines. The letters indicate he was a Seabee (the construction battalions the Navy used in WWII). Of note is the Camp Peary letterhead.
One letter from Elizabeth (Betty) Berry to Private Joseph J. Dohner stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia postmarked October 17, 1942.
Letters, 1945, of Elizabeth Williams, of Petersburg, Virginia, to her husband, Earl. Her first letter describes her reaction to the surrender of Japan on 14 August 1945. She also describes her social life in Petersburg, Virginia, movies she saw, friends with which she interacted, and other events. Earl Williams was in the United States Navy and stationed aboard the USS Indiana.