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Scope and Contents The Brenda Black White collection is mostly composed of correspondence and poetry. The collection is organized into eleven series: Correspondence, Poetry, Manuscripts, Activity Files, Biographical Files, Medical Files, Photographic Materials, Drawings and Paintings, Audio and Audiovisual Materials, Clothing, and Books. Series I, Correspondence, n.d., 1925, 1944, 1955-2009, professional and personal correspondence received and sent by BBW. She frequently photocopied her outgoing...
Dates: 1914-2009, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1962-2009,
Scope and Contents Two primary themes are found in this collection. First, Lt. Capt. Marsh provides numerous descriptions of his surroundings in Leyte, as well as general accounts of day-to-day activities for American soldiers on the island. Second, he expresses his deepest wishes to return home to his wife, even at the onset of his travels. Marsh’s letters recount the difficulties of waiting for orders to get to work and orders to go home. The collection is divided into two series. The first...
Dates: 1942-1959, unclusive; Majority of material found in 1945,
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence from Dr. (Lt.) Lafferty to his wife, Rachel, throughout his service during World War II. A portion of the letters was written after Dr. Lafferty joined the Navy, but prior to his July 1942 marriage to Rachel. His correspondence varies based on the multiple stations at which he was deployed. The stations include Texas A&M College Station Naval Training School, the United States Naval Reserve Midshipman School in Chicago, Illinois, the...
Dates: 1927-1984, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1942-1945,
Scope and Contents Several common themes are found throughout this correspondence collection. Descriptions of the hardships of war, combat, and weather conditions, be it in North Africa, Europe, or the Pacific are common throughout. Most of the correspondents ask a great deal about the state of East Texas State Teachers College during the war and inquire after their friends and colleagues at home. All of the correspondents were very thankful for receiving copies of the local newspapers, and especially the...
Dates: 1941-1985, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1942-1945,
Scope and Contents The James A. Grimshaw, Sr. Collection contains correspondence and personal papers that pertain to Grimshaw's service in the United States Army from May 1945 to August 1946, including his basic training at Fort Hood and his tour in Italy in 1946. The collection also describes his family's lives on the homefront in Corpus Christi, Texas, and in the northern midwest.The collection is organized into two series. The largest series is Correspondence, 1938-1946, undated. The bulk of...
Dates: 1931-1948, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1945-1946,
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...
Dates: 1914-1919, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1918-1919,
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...
Dates: 1917-2010, inclusive; Majority of material found within 1917-1919,
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two series documenting the history of the W. L. Mayo family: Series I. General family history and Series II. Individual family members. Series I. consists of correspondence, documents, family trees, newspaper, notes, and photographs and negatives relating to the family generally or as a whole. Series II. consists of sub-series on the Mayo family members Henry Charles Booth, Aileen Mayo, Beatrix "Trixie" Mayo (Thompkins), Booth Mayo, Douglas Mayo, Gladys Mayo (del...
Dates: 1880-1987, undated
Scope and Contents The Mrs. H.H.J. Postcard Collection includes personal correspondance on post cards from 1903 to 1921. The collection is heavily centered in the 1910's. It documents historical landmark and celebratory post cards collected and received by Mrs. H.H.J. Fling. Series I, Decorative Post Cards includes decorative holiday and general celebratory post cards with personal correspondence. This series ranges from 1909-1919, and includes Christmas, New Year, Easter,...