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Ruth M. Strawn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0423

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of eight personal letters from Strawn to Mrs. and/or Mr. Webster of West Covington, Kentucky, and one letter from Strawn's friend Lauretta to her parents.

These letters talk about the active life she enjoyed with Lauretta and their fellow WACs off-duty. She also described the places she, Lauretta, and her parents travelled to, discussed her brief stay in the base hospital whlie undergoing surgery for a hernia, and lastly her excitement that the end of the war was announced.

Dates

  • 1945 - 1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/14/2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical Note

Ruth Marlatt Strawn (1920-?), of California, enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) as an Aviation Cadet on 21 January 1943. In 1945, she was stationed at Camp Ross in Wilmington, California, until the end of the war.

Extent

0.20 Linear Feet (1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ruth Marlatt Strawn (1920-?) was a sergeant in the Women's Army Corps from 1943-1945.

This collection consists of personal letters to Mrs. and/or Ms. Webster from Strawn and one letter from Strawn's friend Lauretta to her parents.

Arrangement Note

This collection is in chronological order.

Source of Acquisition

eBay

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Julie Garling
Title
Ruth M. Strawn Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Julie Garling
Date
09/03/2015
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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