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Box 2

 Container

Contains 4 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence, 1943 - 1949

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 100, Series 1
Scope and Contents Material is composed entirely of personal correspondence, primarily between Whalen and his mother. Whalen also writes to other family members, friends, and past acquaintances. The correspondence contains letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, and a still-intact rose petal.
Dates: 1943 - 1949

William Whalen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 100
Scope and Contents The William Whalen papers includes personal correspondence and materials created during Whalen’s service during and after World War II, as well as a small number of assorted documents related to his time as director of the Purdue University Press.
Dates: 1943 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1947

Naval Service, 1943 - 1946

 Series — Box: 2
Identifier: MSP 100, Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials related to Whalen’s time in the service, including hymns, reports, newsletters, and war crimes legal proceedings documents. Items include newsletters and documentation regarding Saipan in 1945.
Dates: 1943 - 1946

Purdue University, 1955 - 1991

 Series — Box: 2
Identifier: MSP 100, Series 3
Scope and Contents Items relating to Whalen’s time as a faculty member and director of the Purdue University Press. Documents include memoranda, budget reports, staff reports, and publication information.
Dates: 1955 - 1991