Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date

Summer 2017


The Brooklyn College Student War Correspondence collection, consists of .75 cubic feet of documents pertaining to the challenges, hopes, fears and experiences faced by Brooklyn College soldiers during World War II. Arranged in alphabetical order, there are about 69 students whose correspondence has been preserved. Besides letters, soldiers also mailed back home picture postcards, musical compositions, and dramatized skits and whatever artistic talent they were able to produce during the hour of war. In addition to correspondence which makes up the bulk of the collection there are well preserved recruitment brochures for the Women’s Army division and “Waves” the Women’s Naval Division.

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