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  • Item description: letters
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    • Oral history interview with Norma Petree Shaver, 2001

    • 2001-05-24
    • Primarily documents Norma Petree Shaver's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.

      Shaver recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brother being drafted into the service, working at R.H. Hanes Knitting Company, and the...
    • WV0217 Norma Petree Shaver Papers
    • [Letter from Charlotte Schuck to family, 1944]

    • 1944-01-29
    • Charlotte Schuck writes of the many letters she has received and inquires after family and friends back home. She tells of going to the Lucky Strike broadcast of "Your All-Time Hit Parade" at Carnegie Hall, and her plans to attend the Palmolive...
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-04
    • Pozyck has just received lots of letters. She is working in an orthopedic ward with army nurses and native Filipinos. She notes the poverty of the native people, the frequent rain, and her gear being constantly damp.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Palek Turner, 2002

    • 2002-04-18
    • Primarily documents Mary Palek Turner's service as a nurse in the air force and her personal life afterwards.

      Turner discusses her Austria-Hungarian heritage; blackouts in New Jersey after the attack on Pearl Harbor; attending nursing...
    • WV0254 Mary L. Turner Papers
    • [Letter to Charlotte Schuck from mother, 1943]

    • 1943-04-01
    • Schuck's mother discusses her volunteer work with the Red Cross, hosting company, the health and welfare of people from Charlotte's hometown, activities of her daily life, and preparing packages and letters to send to Charlotte.
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-31
    • Avery describes her first day of flying, including being allowed to do maneuvers and land the PT-19. She also mentions watching a movie on base, attending vespers, their first physical training (PT) exercises, the showers, and how everyone enjoys...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-02-20
    • Marshall, now stationed in Gloucestershire, England, has been ill but is recovering. She expects to move to the continent, perhaps following the army of occupation, and remain in Europe for at least a year, based on news reports. She also mentions...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Marie Cody to Don, 14 March, 1945.]

    • 1945-03-14
    • Cody writes of how easy it is to misunderstand things in letters and how hard it is to have a serious discussion through them. She wishes to be transferred to Alaska or Hawaii and discusses potential husbands, especially Larry.
    • WV0157 Marie Cody Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-05-03
    • Pozyck asks her mother to send pantyhose and brassieres, and discusses exchanging worn clothes with the locals for souvenirs. She notes that her letters to her husband are still being returned, but is hopeful he is alive as a prisoner of war.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-25
    • Pozyck is disconcerted that letters she sent to her husband in November have been returned. She assumes that he hasn't received any of her letters and does not know she is overseas.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-06
    • Pozyck discusses the weather, getting more time off, her bed, only sending food that is canned, and getting more returned letters to her husband Louis.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-07-11
    • Pozyck explains that letters from home are precious to service members. She has declined going out with Colonel Arn and has received a box of brassieres.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918]

    • 1918
    • Hancock talks of the high number of French and English casualties due to the latest increase in fighting. She tells of the dinner she gave before the fighting increased, lists the people who attended, and tells how it ended with an air raid. She...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from W.T. Briscoe to Sammie Rice, 1943]

    • 1943-04-11
    • Briscoe, at Camp Tyson, Tennessee, has completed Barrage Balloon Service School but was not assigned to an advanced school. He notices from her letters that Sammie has changed in several ways since joining the army.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozcyk to her  parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-19
    • Pozyck tells how she passes time aboard ship, including playing Bridge and writing letters. She lists meal times, and reminisces about time spent with her husband Louis.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-06
    • Pozyck has just taken her first shower since arriving in the Philippines. She is eating coconut and reading letters from home, and hopes to send home pictures.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-05
    • Pozyck discusses having an eye infection, the hospital starting to fill up with casualties, moving into tent housing soon, and more letters sent to her husband being returned.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-29
    • Pozyck details her base's church facilities, and the various conditions under which she has worshiped. She also notes her letters to Louis which continue to be returned, her Filipino maid, and going swimming with Jay, with whom she saw "This is the...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers

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