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Kermit Washington Bender Post-Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 14, Folder: 8
Identifier: 2017-245-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains postcard correspondence primarily written to Private Kermit Washington Bender, U.S. Army, from his family and friends after the Second World War. The cards sent to Bender are Easter, birthday, and Christmas cards, in which his family checks in. On his cards, he writes about to where he's been traveling, new addresses where they should send their letters, and how he yearns to be home.


  • 1946 March 25-1946 December 17

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

Private Kermit Washington Bender's parents were Jacob and Bertha Bender. He had two brothers, Jerry and Charlie, a sister, Mary, and a niece, Gloria Dawn. The family lived near Lebanon, Pennsylvania.


.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains postcards sent to and from Pvt. Kermit Washington Bender, USA, after the Second World War.


This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Pamela J. Hertzog.

Legal Status

Chapman does not hold the IP rights to this collection.
Finding Aid for the Kermit Washington Bender Post-Second World War correspondence
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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