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Bruening Family Materials

 Collection
Identifier: 2013.03
Scope and Contents The Bruening Family Materials consists of photographic materials and printed materials related to naval service in the 1940s. The majority of the materials are related to the eldest brother, Private Edward J. Bruening. The collection does not include correspondence from either of the brothers or family members.Series I. Biographical Materials (1940-45) contains materials related to the life of Private Edward J. Bruening during the early 1940s including...

Henry J. Hefner, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008.033
Scope and Contents The Henry J. Hefner, Jr. Collection consists of his World War I scrapbook and his written description of the journey from Texas to France, titled "From Texas to France Is the Subject." The collection has been organized into six folders. The first folder contains the photocopy and the original copy of "From Texas to France Is the Subject." The manuscript is 12 typed pages long, and covers the dates from July 8, 1918 to October 8, 1918. It begins with Camp Bowie, describes the trip...

John and Lillian Gibbs Collection

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Identifier: 2013.05-B
Scope and Contents Several themes are found throughout this collection. Descriptions of France and the customs of the French run throughout John’s letters to Lillian. In her letters to John, Lillian speaks of the Spanish Influenza and its effects on both herself and the rest of their community. She also writes often of her deceased sister, Kate, and the children she left behind. Both John and Lillian express their love for each other in almost every letter and look forward to the life they will have when John...

John "Elmer" Martin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015.05
Scope and Contents The John "Elmer" Martin Collection consists of eleven letters to the Martin Family in Oklahoma during World War I. Ten are from Elmer, and one is from his friend Herbert A. Norris. The collection also consists of transcriptions of the letters, with archivist’s edits, created by the collection’s donor, Mr. Bob Martin, Elmer’s nephew. The collection is arranged with the letters in chronological order, starting in 1917 and ending in 1919, with the donor’s transcriptions at the end. The letters...

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