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Walters Family Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2017-308-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written by Sergeant Robert H. "Bob" Walters, U.S. Army Air Force, Sergeant Theodore W. "Ted" Walters, U.S Marine Corps, and Elizabeth "Bettie" Walters during the Second World War. Bob served in the Army Air Corps as a radio technician during the push through Italy while Ted served as a Marine pilot in the Pacific theater. Bettie worked overseas for the American Red Cross, traveling with Patton's Second Army across Europe. She witnessed the liberation of Dachau in 1945.

Dates

  • 1942 August 7 - 1945 August 12

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 carton)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence from the Walters siblings to their parents, their friends, and each other during the Second World War.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically by material type:

  • Series 1, Correspondence from Robert H. Walters to his parents
  • Series 2, Correspondence from Robert H. Walters to Edna Duval
  • Series 3, Robert H. Walters photographs
  • Series 4, Robert H. Walters currency
  • Series 5, Robert H. Walters clippings
  • Series 6, Correspondence from Theodore W. Walters to his parents
  • Series 7, Correspondence from Theodore W. Walters to Bettie Walters
  • Series 8, Theodore W. Walters calling card
  • Series 9, Correspondence from Bettie Walters to her parents
  • Series 10, Correspondence from Bettie Walters to Agnes Bard
  • Series 11, Correspondence from Bettie Walters to Robert H. Walters
  • Series 12, Correspondence from Bettie Walters to Theodore W. Walters
  • Series 13, Correspondence to Aaron and Verna Walters, miscellaneous
  • Series 14, Photographs
  • Series 15, Clippings
  • Series 16, Luggage tag
  • Series 17, Biographical information

Custodial History

The donor, Ian C. MacInnes is the stepson of Elizabeth "Bettie" MacInnes neƩ Walters. Bettie married Commander John Nealon MacInnes, United States Naval Reserve on November 27th, 1946.

This collection was assembled by Elizabeth "Bettie" MacInnes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ian C. MacInnes, Sr.

Title
Finding Aid for the Walters Family Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Lorraine Shaller
Date
6/8/2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States