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Daniel Ambrose Dunnigan Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 97, Folder: 1-18, Folder: 1-18
Identifier: 2017-608-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence between Captain Daniel Ambrose Dunnigan, U.S. Army, and his wife Annette Rita Macri Dunnigan, during the Second World War. The correspondence begins in 1941, before they were married. The earliest letters are written by Dan Dunnigan from Camp Grant, Rockford, IL and Annette Macri from Chicago, IL. The correspondence, although primarity between Daniel and Annette, also includes letters from Daniel's parents and his sister, Mary.


  • 1941 September 8-1945 December 22

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

According to biographical information provided by Daniel and Annette Dunnigan's daughter, Diane Dunnigan Biddle: Daniel Ambrose Dunnigan was born March 24, 1919 in Vancouver, WA. Annette Rita Macri was born October 21, 1920 in Rochester, NY. They met on a blind date in 1941 while Annette was living with friends in Chicago and Daniel was stationed at the Army's Camp Grant near Rockford, IL. Daniel and Annette were married Tuesday, August 11, 1942. Diane Carol Dunnigan (Biddle) was born December 28, 1950 and Gary Daniel Dunnigan was born May 29, 1954. Annette Dunnigan died at age 76 on March 13, 1997. Daniel Dunnigan died at age 82 on August 17, 2001. -- See biographical information in Series 3.


.75 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection contains correspondence between Cpt. Daniel Ambrose Dunnigan, USA, and his wife Annette Rita Macri Dunnigan during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged by material type and date. The correspondence is arranged chronologically with letters between Daniel and Annette interspersed in keeping with the orginal order of the collection. Series 1: Correspondence -- Series 2: Photographs, 1942 -- Series 3: Biographical information -- Series 4: Ephemera

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Diane Biddle and Gary Dunnigan

Physical Description

Some pages and parts of pages missing.

Legal Status

Donor irrevocably transfers, conveys, and assigns to Chapman University all Intellectual Property Rights for the Donated Materials. For more information, consult original donation form.
Finding Aid for the Daniel Ambrose Dunnigan Second World War correspondence
Sharon Clairemont
May 3, 2018
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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