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Bales family papers

Call Number: RH MS 952
Overview The Bales family papers are those of native Kansans and University of Kansas graduates Orin Roland "Ron" Bales and his wife Katharine (Kufahl) Bales. They contain many photographs, personal papers, and business records of Ron and Katharine Bales, of their Alexander, Bales, Kufahl, and Kean family members who homesteaded in Douglas County, Pottawatomie County, and Leavenworth County, Kansas, and of their Fastenau family members of Nebraska City and Norfolk, Nebraska. Included are many...
Dates: 1855 - 1989

Clifford T. Davis letters

Call Number: RH MS 661

Clifford T. Davis, a lifetime resident of Lawrence, Kansas, served in Europe during World War II as a medic. During his service, he maintained a steady correspondence with his wife, Josephine M. (Votaw) Davis (1921-1988), whom he had married on July 4, 1941. The collection includes his letters to her and their baby, Nanci Jo, who was born while Clifford was abroad. Josephine Davis was from Hesper, Kansas and was an elementary school teacher.

Dates: 1942 - 1946

Henry John Weltmer papers

Call Number: RH MS 23
Scope and Contents

The collection contains records, papers and photographs of Weltmer's military and business careers, along with family papers and memorabilia. Over the years, Weltmer kept copies of war correspondence and journals of the 137th Infantry and later the 130th Field Artillery activities. These records are a part of the collection. For additional photographs from the Henry J. Weltmer collection, see RH Ms-P23.

Dates: 1905 - 1956

James and Fern Nelson-Coffin collection

Call Number: RH MS 1501

This collection contains correspondence and newspaper clippings between Sergeant James Coffin, his future wife Fern Nelson, and their families during World War II.

Dates: 1942 - 1945

Jones family papers

Call Number: RH MS 658

This collection consists of the correspondence of Louise (Doherty) Jones and Dorothy Jones (also known as Dorothy Llewellyn between the years of 1929 and 1932), the mother and sister of Herbert Jones, respectively, and their friends and family. Many of the letters were written to Louise and Dorothy by Herbert during his service overseas during World War II. Also included in the collection are the Jones family tree and business letters relating to the Nebraska Wyoming Investment Company.

Dates: 1912 - 1985

Lavern E. Farmer World War II collection

Call Number: RH MS 1013

In this collection are 285 letters, cards, and telegrams written by U.S. Army Sergeant Lavern E. Farmer to his parents of Delphos, Kansas during Sergeant Farmer's medical training and subsequent World War II service at Army hospitals in England, France, and Belgium. Included are newsletters issued by Farmer's medical units as well as photographs, various Army communications, and souvenirs.

Dates: 1942 - 1945

Leo Zahner, Jr. World War II letters

Call Number: RH MS 1079

This collection contains more than 300 World War II letters written by U.S. Navy seaman and metalsmith Leo W. Zahner, Jr., who served in U.S. military campaigns in New Guinea and the Philippines. Zahner's letters, dating from 1943 to 1946, are addressed chiefly to his parents of Kansas City, Missouri, and are accompanied by postmarked envelopes. Included are various letters and cards received by Zahner during his military service, as well as military memorabilia and photographs.

Dates: 1943 - 1946

Original letters and manuscript copy of Paul E. Wilson's "Letters to Harriet"

Call Number: RH MS 1073
Overview "Letters to Harriet" was produced by Paul E. Wilson in 1990, incorporating the content of letters that he wrote as a World War II serviceman to his wife Harriet who was living at Lyndon, Kansas. In this collection are Wilson's original letters to his wife, parents, and daughter Betsy, written from Army training camps and from combat zones in New Guinea and the Philippines. With Wilson's letters is his handwritten manuscript for his 1990 compilation, including his introduction, conclusion,...
Dates: 1942-1946; 1990

"Private John Rex Kay letters home, 1943-1945; the conclusion of World War II in Europe," collected and transcribed by Mary Fort Hamill and Nancy Fort Dahl

Call Number: RH MS P692
Overview A one-volume compilation of thirty-six transcribed World War II letters, including thirty-one letters of U.S. Army Private John Rex Kay, a native of St. John (Stafford County), Kansas, written to his wife and parents, 1940-1945. Private Kay's letters describe his pre-combat military training in radio communications and his 1945 tour of duty in France and Germany, including his company's treatment by French and German civilians; the wound which earned him the Purple Heart; his company's...
Dates: 1994

Raymond family papers

Call Number: RH MS 190

The Raymond family papers contain personal papers of Joseph Murray and Hila (Bennitt) Raymond, as well as two generations of their descendants, including six diaries kept by Jospeh Murray Raymond concerning his Civil War service and materials related to Robert Scott Raymond, Jr.'s account of his service with the Royal Air Force during World War II.

Dates: 1862 - 1977

Robert Ernest Willman World War II letters

Call Number: RH MS 946

In this collection are more than five hundred World War II letters written from U.S. Army Private Robert Ernest Willman to his parents, Fred and Georgia Willman of Lawrence, Kansas. The collection also contains a scrapbook of letters received by the Willmans from other Lawrence, Kansas residents who served in World War II, including more than sixty letters from Georgia Willman's brother, U.S. Army Corporal William C. Bryant.

Dates: 1941 - 1950

William Lindsay White collection

Call Number: RH MS 608

The William Lindsay White Collection contains career correspondence and manuscripts of author and journalist William Lindsay White and his father, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and author William Allen White. Included also are papers of William Lindsay White's mother Sallie Lindsay White and of his grandparents, Dr. Allen White and Mary Ann Hatten White.

Dates: 1815 - 1983

World War II letters of U. S. Army soldier William W. Billings

Call Number: RH MS 774

Personal correspondence of William W. Billings, a native of Arkansas City (Cowley County), Kansas while serving in the United States Army during World War II. The collection's 242 cards and letters date from 1943 to 1946, while Billings was posted on the mainland and later in Hawaii, and consist chiefly of letters written from Billings to his Arkansas City family members.

Dates: May 1943-January 1946

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