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Evelyn E. Horton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0381

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, military papers, photographs, and writings by Evelyn Horton. Most of the correspondence is written by Evelyn to her parents back home in Massachusetts. However, there are a few letters from WAC friends and one letter from her brother. The photographs include pictures from before Evelyn joined the WAC; photographs of her in uniform at Camp Pickett, Virginia; Evelyn costumed as "Miss Liberty" for the U.S. Army musical revue Sandsations of 1944; other photographs from her military days; and of her wedding. The writings folder contains poems written by Evelyn and accounts of some of her travels while she was stationed overseas with the military.

Dates

  • 1925 - 1948

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. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical Note

Evelyn E. Horton of Eastondale, Massachusetts, was a member of the WAC [Women's Army Corps] during World War II. She joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in July 1942 and enlisted in the WAC when it was established in 1943. She was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, then transferred to Camp Pickett, Virginia. She was sent overseas and was stationed in Cairo, Egypt, with the Middle East Service Command from May 1944 through 1945.

Extent

0.40 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Evelyn E. Horton of Eastondale, Massachusetts, was a technician third grade in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. She was stationed in Cairo, Egypt, with the Middle East Service Command from May 1944 through 1945.

The collection consists of correspondence, military papers, photographs, and writings by Evelyn Horton.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material and then chronologically within each type.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased from Chicken Coop Antiques in February 2007.

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Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Motszko, June 2009.
Title
Evelyn E. Horton Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Motszko
Date
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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