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Smith, Jenn (fl. 1982) Legacy of Letters

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.248.01 Author/Creator: Smith, Jenn (fl. 1982) Place Written: Pittsfield, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 8 November 2015 Pagination: 4 p. ; 58.7 x 27.7 cm.

Summary of Content: An article from the Lifestyles section of the Berkshire Eagle newspaper describes how the "Letters in a Box" project began. Mentions that Sheila Stone was going to give the collection to the World War II Museum in New Orleans. This copy is the same as GLC09620.248.02.

Background Information: Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into ...a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions. See More

People: Stone, Shelia, 1935
Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: World War IIMilitary ServiceAir ForceAviationPearl Harbor

Sub Era: World War II

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