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Laura Sutterfield Diaries

 Collection — Box: MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0138.1-2
Identifier: MSS-0138
Content Description The collection of three diaries belonging to Laura Sutterfield of Missouri hold entries about her daily life during the Great Depression, World War II, and immediately after the war. Her entries cover everything from buying a Fridgidaire electric refrigerator, illnesses, church services, family and friends, work, and home life. Sutterfield also references world events of the time including England preparing to defend Hong Kong, the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hitler’s death, American prisoners...
Dates: 1938-1946

World War II Soldier Diary

 Collection — Box: MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0112
Identifier: MSS-0112
Content Description The diary of a young man from the Midwest who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1945 documents his enlistment and early days in the U.S. military during the waning days of World War II. The unidentified young man is attending school in Illinois as noted in the early entries when he receives a draft notice. He mentions Shelbyville, Effingham, and Sullivan as well as traveling through Fort Sheridan before arriving at a base in Georgia for his training. He mentions attending a lecture about sex...
Dates: 1945

[Young Woman] Papers, 1942-1944

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0057
Identifier: MSS-0057
Content Description The collection was created by an unidentified young woman and includes her diary with entries from January-July 1942 and six letters from January-February 1944. The diary begins with a brief recap of 1941 and continues to document the author’s interest in securing a civil service position in Washington, D.C. during World War II, working in government positions (including doing indexing) and the Observer newspaper, listening to President Franklin Roosevelt on the radio, and other facets of her...
Dates: 1942-1944

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