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African American Postcards

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01369
Content Description

Seven postcards circa 1910 which feature African Americans picking cotton, posing for a photo, and caricatures of racists stereotypical notions about African Americans during that time.

Al to Cass Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01494
Scope and Contents

Letters from Al to his wife Cass. He mentions a gift he sent her from Arizona made out of an "Indian weed" and talks about life in the army and the men in his unit.

Alice Nellie Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01514
Scope and Contents

Letter to Mary about getting her tintype done, taking the omnibus, and the new baby at home.

Aunt Edith to Thomas Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01515
Scope and Contents

Letter to nephew Thomas about his recent operation and Edith's rose garden.

Berdean Hall Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00222
Content Description This collection consists of about 50 letters addressed to Berdean Hall, of Newman, California, mostly from her brother, John Hall. Berdean Hall served in World War II as a member of the United States Women's Army Corps, known as WAC. After joining the WAC, Berdean was transferred to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her brother also served in the United States Army during World War II in the Army Air Corps. Berdean's letters include correspondence from friends serving in the military during World...

Boy Scout Materials, Roanoke, Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01378
Content Description

A 1936 Boy Scout diary belonging to Basil Roebuck and First and Second Class scout sheets, along with a membership card that belonged to Stephen Sanders from 1949-1953. Additionally there are Boy Scout pamphlets and a photograph of a mill.

C. H. Anderson and Company Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01354
Content Description

Two notes written to John Christian regarding business affairs dated June and July 1887.

Marjorie Carlisle Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01490
Scope and Contents

Letter to Louise Withelm asking her to please write back even if she is busy at college and detailing Marjorie's mental breakdown while at school and her sicknesses upon returning home.

Carol Cutting Letters to James Richey

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01398
Content Description

Series of letters from Carol Cutting in Cleveland, Ohio to her fiance, James Richey who is attending Basic Boot Camp at the time of the correspondence in June and July of 1952. In her letters, Carol describes missing him and writes often of how excited she is of their upcoming wedding.

Casey to Nettie Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01498

Louis Alexis Chamerouzow Letter Fragment and Anti- Slavery Society Invitation

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01360
Content Description

British and foreign Anti-Slavery Society invitation sent to an unidentified individual from Louis Alexis Chamerouzow on October 30, 1860 for an event to be held by the society on November 2, 1860. On the back of the invitation is the fragment of a letter concerning spirituality and remaining humble in service. Creator and recipient of the letter are unknown.

Clarkson A. Collins Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01486
Scope and Contents

Letters to his mother and father about family, health, and politics. He mentions being in law school, his father's upcoming dental procedures and dentures, state politics and the upcoming election, a widow taking in boarders, and the Hell Gate explosion in New York.

Colonial Six Dollar Bill printed by Anne Catharine Green

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01652
Scope and Contents

Colonial Bill in the denomination of six dollars printed in Annapolis for the colony of Maryland. Anne Catharine Green was one of the first female printers of colonial monies.

Elsie Comfort Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 00115
Content Description The correspondence includes handwritten postcards, letters, and V-Mail as well as three photographs addressed to Elsie Jean Comfort (referred to as Elsie, Jean and Jeannie) from United States servicemen in the Army, Navy and Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. Several of the letter writers are from Comfort’s hometown of Elmira, New York. Comfort receives letters from F.W. (Franklin Woodward or “Barney”) Harlan; Charles R. Haner; James Ewing, Jr.; Donald Fickers; Richard T....

Copy of James Monroe Land Patent

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01357
Content Description

Two page copy of a land patent issued by James Monroe in 1781 to George Fitzwater in the county of Kanhawa, Virginia when he was Governor of Virginia. The copy is certified by S. H. Parker, Register of the Land office in Richmond dated June 22, 1854.

Cuban Document Concerning Vice Consul of the United States in Trinidad

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01374
Content Description

Three page document written in Havana, Cuba concerning the Vice Consul of the United States in Trinidad.

Dad Coburn to Kids Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01504
Scope and Contents

Letter to kids about his return home by train.

Dale to Nancy Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01509
Scope and Contents

Letter about sending a romantic card and a promise to send a "real small little box" soon.

Dan to Dottie Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01495
Scope and Contents

Letter mentions Dan being sick with grippe and sending a picture of himself that Dottie had asked for.

Lawrence Davenport Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01510
Scope and Contents

Letter to mother Verna Fredericks wishing her a Merry Christmas and talking about the holiday celebrations in the army.

D.C. Russell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01409
Content Description

Two letters from D.C. Russell, a lawyer from Albany, New York who is visiting Houston, Texas to his wife, Hattie. In the second letter, Russell reports that he fell ill and was cared for by a very kind black nurse who claimed she was once a slave owned by President Monroe. He reported that he was able to make a full recovery due to the attentiveness of this woman but that her care and the business dealings with others cost him a great deal of money.

Dorothy Silbiger Letters to Richard Silbiger

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01411
Content Description

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.

Dowdy Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00117
Content Description

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.

Dr. H. R. Green Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01384
Content Description

Two page letter addressed to Dr. H. R. Green of the 6th Virginia Calvary from his cousin Netti dated July 13, 1864. In the letter she describes feeling tired of missing him and sends along the desire for him to write to her and the girls so their spirits can be uplifted. She reports on family and neighbors and informs Dr. Green of the many compliments she has heard of him.

Eddie to Lottie Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01501
Scope and Contents

Letter about how he misses her and mentioning life in Burma.

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