This collection consists of approximately fifty letters exchanged by Aron W. Farmer, an American enlisted marine serving with the 3rd Marines, and his fiancée, Vada M. Noch, a student living in Highland, Indiana. The letters cover the years 1959-1961, during which time Farmer was in the Pacific, visiting areas including the Philippines and Japan, and working aboard the U.S.S. Lenawee. The two frequently wrote to each other and the letters describe their day-to-day news and activities. The letters include their original envelopes.
This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.
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Source: Purchases--eBay. Acc. 2014.231 was received by Special Collections in August 2014.