Jean Smolen Second World War correspondence
This collection contains correspondence to Jean Smolen from her brother and two other correspondents during the Second World War. Included are three postcards from Private Vito A. "Tony" Quaranta, United States Army, one V-mail from Corporal Ted C. Matlak, and one V-mail from Jean's brother Private Walter J. Smolen, United States Army(b. 1922?).
Pvt. Quaranta wrote from France and Denmark and calls Jean "dearest" and says I love you, signed "Tony". One postcard includes a cartoon of Spencer Tracy. Pvt. Quaranta served with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 341st Infantry at Camp Howard, Texas. He served with Hq. Co. 2nd Bn, 116th Inf. in France. He then served with Hq. Co. 29th Inf. Division in Denmark.
Cpl. Matlak sent a premade V-mail Christmas card from New Guinea. He served with Co. "D" 108th Medical Battalion.
Pvt. Smolen senta a premade V-mail Christmas card from England that says "Greetings from Britain." He served with the 77th Troop Carrier Squadron, 435 Troop Carrier Group.
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1943 September 23 - 1944 July 3
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.01 Linear feet (1 folder)
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This collection contains correspondence to Miss Jean Smolen from her brother and two other writers during the Second World War.
This collection is arranged by author, Pvt. Quaranta, Cpl. Matlak, Pvt. Smolen. and Pvt. Quaranta's postcards are in chronological order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of William S. Bike.
- Finding Aid for the Jean Smolen Second World War correspondence
- Andrew Harman
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