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Box 03


Contains 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

Letters from Kern, 1940 - 1945

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 394, Series 2
Scope and Contents Elmer Jr was an excellent writer who frequently wrote to his family, which is evident in this series. He wrote to his parents, sister, and aunt from his several locations; Purdue University, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Fort Sill, Camp Roberta, Camp Beale, liasion flying school in Kansas, Camp Cooke, New York, France, and Germany. This series is separated into three subseries; to his parents, to his sister, and to Miss Ethel Kern.
Dates: 1940 - 1945

To Folks, 1940 - 1945

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 394, Series 2, File 1
Scope and Contents These folders within these boxes contain numerous letters from Elmer Jr to his parents, Elmer Sr and Myrt Kern. The letters range from 1940 to 1945, from when he was at Purdue University all the way to Germany. He updates them on his life, where he is located, and makes requests for them to send him items such as fudge, chocolate, and clothes amongst other topics. Letters dating 1940 to 1943 are from when he was at Purdue. He graduated in August 1943, and letters after that are from his time in...
Dates: 1940 - 1945