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John Wojewoda Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 7, Folder: 14, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-222-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains six correspondence written by Sgt. John Wojewoda, USA to two people during the Second World War: Edna C. Mercer, who later remarried and became Edna Laurence, and her daughter, Ethelyn Lee Mercer. In his letters, he replies to correspondences sent to him, reminisces about working in the States, and relays information about his various travels. There is also a photograph of a storefront, Mercer's Market, where Wojewoda used to work for the donor's father.


  • 1943 December 22 - 1944 May 8

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

Source: donor Sergeant John Wojewoda, United States Army was born and lived in Water Mill, Long Island, New York. Wojewoda had one older sister, Helen. He worked at Mercer's Market, a grocery store owned by the donor's father and husband of the recipient of his correspondence. While in Italy, he was able to visit Mount Vesuvius. He was killed in action.


.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains letters and photocopied V-mail correspondence from Sgt. John Wojewoda, 351st Infantry, USA, during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date. Series 1: Correspondence – Series 2: Ephemera

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ethelyn C. Allen.

Physical Description

The envelopes are extremely frayed and torn.

Finding Aid for the John Wojewoda Second World War correspondence
Lee Feldman
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States