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Marjorie L. Jackson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0342

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 123 letters written by Jackson to her fiance, Henry Heusinkveld, from February through August 1945, while Jackson was stationed in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and later, Louisville, Kentucky. While the letters contain some information on Jackson's day-to-day life as a WAC, they focus primarily on the couple's personal relationship.

Dates

  • 1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical Note

Marjorie L. Jackson (1919-1998) of Louisiana served as a corporal in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) Army Air Forces during World War II. Jackson joined the WAC on 15 March 1944. Following basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, she was assigned to the Army Air Forces Personnel Distribution Command (PDC) in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Jackson was transferred to Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, in April 1945, where she also worked in the PDC until she gained reassignment as a music instructor at the convalescent hospital on base in May 1945.

After the war, Marjorie married Henry Heusinkveld and moved to his family farm in Iowa.

Extent

0.20 Linear Feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Marjorie L. Jackson (1919-1998) of Louisiana served as a corporal in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) Army Air Forces during World War II.

The collection consists of 123 letters written by Jackson to her fiance, Henry Heusinkveld, from February through August 1945, while Jackson was stationed in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and later, Louisville, Kentucky.

Arrangement Note

The letters are arranged chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased from Bob Wilson in February 2006.

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Processing Information

Jennifer Motszko, July 2009
Title
Marjorie L. Jackson Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Motszko
Date
07/20/2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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