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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 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,