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MS – 077:  Gladys Kennedy World War II Letters

(4 Boxes, 1.08 Cubic Foot)

Inclusive Dates: 1942-1945

Bulk Date: 1945

Processed by: Tara Wink and Andrew Royer

Summer 2006 / February 2009

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Gladys Kennedy worked in the United States Naval Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania during World War II.  When she sent out packages she would include her name and address which is how these numerous correspondences began. 

Scope and Content Notes

This collection of correspondence contains letters from all fronts and from many of Gladys’ “sweethearts.” It appears that she shipped her address out in the parts she made at the Depot and would get responses from some of the soldiers and sailors.  Some of the letters are from soldiers and sailors abroad from her hometown of York Springs, Pennsylvania.  Collection includes paperwork from a raise received by Kennedy in 1944. 

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