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Thomas Hendrix letters to Margaret Kennedy

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSA 287

Scope and Contents

The Thomas Hendrix letters to Margaret Kennedy (1945-1947, 0.1 cubic feet) document the correspondence from Hendrix to Kennedy while Hendrix was a student and Navy V-12 member at Purdue University.  The letters describe Hendrix’s extracurricular activities and studies at Purdue, as well as his involvement in the V-12 program.  In the only letter from 1947, Hendrix alludes to an injury he sustained in an accident on campus, likely the bleacher collapse of February 1947.  In addition to the letters from Hendrix, there is one letter from an individual identified only as Ray to Kennedy that was added to one of the envelopes.  This collection might be useful for researchers interested in the World War II era at Purdue, the Navy V-12 program, correspondence and courtship in the 1940s, and student life in the same era.


  • 1945-1947
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1945-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2009


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research


0.10 Cubic Feet


Letters from Thomas Hendrix to Margaret Kennedy while he was a student and member of the Navy V-12 program at Purdue University

Arrangement Note

The Letters are organized chronologically.

Custodial History

Collection was purchased on eBay from Jim Hollis and subsequently donated to ASC.

Source of Acquisition

Sammie Morris

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

The Navy V-12 Program: Leadership for a Lifetime, Thomas G. Schneider

Processing Information

Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained.  All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves a/or acid-free folders and boxes.
Thomas Hendrix letters to Margaret Kennedy
Virginia Pleasant
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States