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

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.

Date

1917-1945

Date Created

2020-09-17

Subject

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

Coverage

England
France
Germany
Mississippi
Pennsylvania
Philippines
South Carolina
1917-1945

Language

en_US

Type

Collection

Format

JPEG files

Identifier

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

Source

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

Rights

Copyright Mississippi State

Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries

Collection Items

Photograph, Supporting the War Effort, 1917
Photograph of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, clubs and agencies showing support for the war effort.

Photograph, Two Unidentified Servicepersons, undated
Photograph of two unidentified servicepersons in front of a building.

Photograph, Howell D. McKnight, undated
Photograph of Howell D. McKnight at camp.

Photograph, Stewart H. "Bebe" Bridgforth, undated
Photograph of Stewart H. "Bebe" Bridgforth at camp.

Photograph, Neill Bogan, Jr., and Ann Hefti, undated
Photograph of Neil Bogan, Jr., and Ann Hefti sitting on the front steps of a building.

Photograph, Four Servicepersons in Tent, undated
Photograph of four unidentified service persons lounging on cots inside of their tent.

Photograph, Earl Southworth "Southy" Williford, undated
Photograph of Earl Southworth "Southy" Williford with two unidentified men in front of statue of Stephen D. Lee. Williford appears at the far right of the image.

Photograph, Mississippi A&M Cadets on YMCA Steps, undated
Photograph of Mississippi A&M Cadets sitting on the steps of the YMCA building on campus.

Photograph, Mississippi A&M Students at Old Main, undated
Photograph of Mississippi A&M Cadets in front of Old Main Dormitory. Each cadet stands with his rifle raised.

Photograph, Students of 1919, 1919
Photograph of Mississippi A&M students of 1919 who were involved in World War I.
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