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Melba Johnson World War II correspondence, 1943-1945

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Johnson, Melba
Title
Melba Johnson World War II correspondence
Dates
1943-1945 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, (.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 309
Summary
This collection contains approximately 75 letters written to Melba Johnson by Cache Valley residents who participated World War II. Both soldiers and nurses responded from U.S. boot camps, Europe, and the Pacific. These letters discuss the war in general, soldiers' duties, the efforts of Cache Valley women in the war, Mormonism and the war, and other similar topics. These letters have been organized alphabetically by the last name of the sender, and those senders who wrote four or more letters have been foldered individually.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Letters written to Melba Johnson by Cache Valley residents who participated World War II.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Beginning in 1943 Melba Johnson of Logan, Utah, a member of the Logan Ninth Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wrote to Cache Valley soldiers who were serving in World War II (at this time Johnson's husband was the bishop of the Logan Ninth Ward). This collection consists of Johnson's incoming correspondence from soldiers and nurses who responded to her letters and of newspapers clippings about Cache Valley soldiers. The collection contains approximately 75 letters from both male and female residents of Cache Valley who participated in the war effort and spans the period from 1943 to 1945. These letters were written by soldiers and nurses stationed in various locations in the United States (while at boot camps), in Europe, and in the Pacific. These letters discuss the war in general, soldiers' duties, the efforts of Cache Valley women in the war, Mormonism and the war, and other similar topics. These letters have been organized alphabetically by the last name of the sender and those senders who wrote four or more letters have been foldered individually.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Melba Johnson World War II correspondence must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Melba Johnson World War II correspondence, 1943-1945. (COLL MSS 309). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Incoming correspondence, B-C
1 2 Incoming correspondence, Broby, E.M 1943-1945
1 3 Incoming correspondence, E-G
1 4 Incoming correspondence, Everton, Joe K. 1943-1944
1 5 Incoming correspondence, H
1 6 Incoming correspondence, J-N
1 7 Incoming correspondence, P-R
1 8 Incoming correspondence, S-W
1 9 Incoming correspondence, Sorensen, George C. 1943-1944
1 10 Incoming correspondence, Wheeler, Don M. 1943-1944
1 11 Newspaper clippings about Cache Valley soldiers 1940-1945
1 12 Prayers, poems, and writings about Cache Valley soldiers 1940-1945