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Box 02


Contains 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letters to Kern, 1942 - 1945

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 394, Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains letters that were written to Elmer F. Kern Jr from numerous people including family members and friends. In these letters, the senders told Elmer about their days, about what is happening in their lives, asking him how things are going, and other small conversation points. These letters were sent to him while he was at Purdue and to him at his numerous placements while in the military. Most of the letters remain in their original envelopes, so note the numerous different...
Dates: 1942 - 1945

From Doris Knapp, 1938 - 1945

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 394, Series 1, File 18
Scope and Contents Doris Knapp is a friend from Maywood, Illinois. This box includes numerous letters and postcards sent from Doris to Elmer. In her letters and postcards, a close friendship is evident as she updates him on her life and continues conversations. This box has the most envelopes in the series of letters written to Elmer, consisting of seventy envelopes, seven postcards, and three undated holiday cards.
Dates: 1938 - 1945

Elmer F. Kern, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 394
Scope and Contents The Elmer F. Kern, Jr. papers contain more than four hundred and fifty letters, including twenty-four v-mail letters, written to and from Kern and loved ones. In his letters to family members and friends, he describes his life in vivid details from when he was a student at Purdue University, from his different assignments in the Air Corps, and until his death in Germany. His letters show the different envelopes represent the numerous places he has been with different sender addresses and types...
Dates: 1938 - 1945