Roberta Wooddell House and Nancy Wooddell Thornton Collection
Scope and Contents
Folder two contains ten letters written by both Roberta and Nancy to their Mother, Aunt May and Grandmother. These letters discuss general news, such as Nancy's reaction to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's death, and updates on their lives in the military. There is also a two-disc voice recording which is a souvenir from the Empire State Building in New York City, made by one of the sisters. Lastly, there are two postcards: one from Nancy when she was stationed at Fort Dix in New Jersey, and the second from Roberta during her basic training at Fort Des Moines in Iowa. Folder three contains four newspaper clippings that discuss Nancy's upcoming nupitals and service in the Army, two others are about Roberta's upcoming enlistement and acceptance to the WAAC officer training school, the last clipping is a picture of Roberta with her fellow WAAC officer candidates.
A group photograph of the 6th Company, 1st Regiment Officer Training Class at Fort Des Moines in 1942 and a 20 May 1944 copy of Wing Tips Mather Field, California Newsletter are in General Oversized box 1.
- 1941 - 1946
- Other: Date acquired: 08/11/2006
- Roberta Wooddell House (Person)
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0.20 Linear Feet (4 folders (1 1/2 archival box))
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This collection contains photographs, personal correspondence to family members, 20 May 1944 copy of the Wing Tips Mather Field, California newsletter, and one two-disc souvenir recording.
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- Roberta Wooddell House and Nancy Wooddell Thornton Collection
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