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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0115 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 September 1943 Pagination: 5 p. ; 18 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia attended a Union meeting and gave a speech on the necessity of registering to vote and the Community Councils. She has set up a budget for herself, and recounts the cost of car insurance. Also notes she came across their Budget for 1936 and recounts the cost of items there. This enabled her to "live with him again tonight."

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorSuffrageGovernment and CivicsElectionPoliticsOrganized LaborFinanceInsuranceAutomobileLove Letters

Sub Era: World War II

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