Through the Lines: Letters from Home and the Front, 1917-1945

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Title

Through the Lines: Letters from Home and the Front, 1917-1945

Subject

Military correspondence
War and families
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945

Description

These letters, drawn from manuscripts collections held by the Special Collections Department of Mississippi State University Libraries, were written by men and women, including many graduates of the University, who served in World War I or World War II or who lived in hope that their loved ones would return to them after the war. The soldiers’ thoughts on getting accustomed to the pace and structure of military life and missing their homes, families, farms, and favorite foods, like Mama's chocolate cake, are recurrent themes in their letters; their voices, as well as the voices of their loved ones, are represented in the following objects.

Creator

Mastley, Carrie P.

Source

Manuscripts Division; University Archives; and the Congressional and Political Research Center, Special Collections, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries

Date

1917-1945

Rights

Copyright Mississippi State

Format

JPEG files

Language

en_US

Type

Collection

Identifier

Through the Lines: Letters from Home and the Front, 1917-1945, Special Collections, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Coverage

England
France
Germany
Mississippi
Pennsylvania
Philippines
South Carolina
1917-1945

Date Created

2020-09-17

Collection Items

Small color flyer promoting the campaign of Bill Waller, Jr. for re-election to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Contains biographical and professional information and two photographs.

Color flyer promoting the campaign of Flip Phillips for the Mississippi State Supreme Court. Contains a photograph, a statement, a biography, work experience, and contact information.

Letter, Porter Swann to Louise Cavett Swann, February 2, 1919
Correspondence from Porter Swann (Mississippi A&M Class of 1916), stationed in France, to his mother, Louise Cavett Swann.

Letter, William S. "Billy" Jackson to his parents, undated
Correspondence from Billy Jackson to his parents. Jackson was fatally wounded at Nettuno, Italy, on 29 May 1944. In the letter, Jackson relates his pleasure in hearing that his friend, "Goober," married. He also speaks of his plans to marry someday…

This is a color flyer promoting the campaign of Justice Lenore Prather to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The front includes a portrait of Justice Prather with a brief description of her goals as a justice and a date for the election. The back…

Color flyer promoting the campaign of Percy Lynchard for State Supreme Court in Mississippi. The front contains a color portrait and a brief bulleted "About" list of facts about Lynchard. The back contains a color Lynchard family portrait,…

Small black and white business card promoting the campaign of E.B. "Hot" Hartness for Justice of the Peace, Beat One, in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

This is a small folded business card promoting the campaign of Talmadge Littlejohn for District Attorney. The front includes a black and white portrait of Littlejohn. The inside of the flap contains Littlejohn's campaign platforms. The back includes…

Color flyer promoting the campaign of Gregg Harper to Mississippi's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. The front features a color portrait of Harper with a URL to the campaign's website and the election date.…

Letter, F. Warren Oakley to his Parents, December 1, 1944<br /><br />
Correspondence from F. Warren Oakley to his his parents, Mr. & Mrs. G. S. Oakley. Oakley enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942. He served as an infantry man and radio operator in the Northern France and the Rhineland Campaigns. He was wounded twice in…
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