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Oregon State Yank Collection, 1942-1945

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence received by Elaine Kollins Sewell and Jane Steagall, editors of the Oregon State Yank, from Oregon State College alumni serving in the military during World War II with reports of their service activities, family news, and news of other alumni.

The correspondence consists of letters, telegrams, postcards and V-mail. V-mail was a popular way to correspond with those serving overseas.

Items 0959-1030 are primarily letters from Richard B. Kennedy with a few from his wife, Dorothy Kennedy.

Items 1031-1072 are letters from men in the service who were not Oregon Staters but were Kansas friends of Richard Sewell. Some were in the same units as Oregon Staters; comments may have general interest. These letters are from Bruce Reid, Robert C. Lefler (Armored Division), Ray B. Quinn, and Jack W. Floyd (15th A.F.).

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