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"To the Best Parents a Fellow Could Have;" a letter home.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P286


Bill Stowits was in the Navy during WWII. His letter home recounts his activities from his last leave in September, 1944 to the closing of his letter, April 13, 1945. Also included is a photograph of the ensign.


  • Creation: February 2, 1945 - April 13, 1945


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Bill Stowits

Bill Stowits was an ensign aboard the U.S.S. Donaldson (DE44), a destroyer assigned to duty in the Pacific Ocean during the final months of World War II.


1 folder : 15 leaves

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P286

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Lorene Womer, 1975.

Separated Materials

For an artist's drawing of the U.S.S. Donaldson see RH MISC 8.

Guide to the Bill Stowits Collection
"To the Best Parents a Fellow Could Have;" a letter home.
Lgg May 1976; mg 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Bill Stowits Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P286, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States