Letters of William J. Ayers
This collection contains correspondence written by Private First Class William J. Ayers to his mother, Mrs. B. F. Ayers, throughout his military service during World War II. Several letters written by Private Henry Bockman and Private First Class Frederick Granberg to Mrs. Ayers are also included, as well as letters written to and from William Ayers' brother George.
- 1942 - 1945
- Ayers, William J. (Author, Person)
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Biography of William J. Ayers
William Ayers was a Private and Private First Class of the U.S. Army during World War Ii. He served in Florida; Tulsa, Ok; and Texas before reaching a permanent base at Liberal Army Air Field in Liberal, Ks in August 1943. He serviced and repaired planes that landed at the base. In 1945, he served in Osaka, Japan.
1 linear foot (2 document cases)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged chronologically, with letters from Henry Bockman and Frederick Granberg at the beginning of the collection and miscellaneous newspaper clippings at the end.
RH MS 1353
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the William J. Ayers Collection
- Letters of William J. Ayers
- Finding aid prepared by mes. Finding aid encoded by mes.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
William J. Ayers Collection, RH MS 1353, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States