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Lanetta Merriweather Women's Army Corps Letters, 1937- 1945

Lanetta Merriweather Women's Army Corps Letters, 1937- 1945
MS 00098
0.5 Linear Feet
Scope and Contents

Letters of Lanetta Merriweather, an African American who joined the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps in World War II. From Texas, she was a graduate of Sam Houston College and served as a teacher in civilian life.  Her husband, Lee Merriweather also served in the Army during World War II.  Most of the letters are between her and her spouse.  There are also letters from family members, one in particular detailing a house fire that claimed the lives of all of her cousin's children. 

Sources consulted: NARA, ancestrylibrary.org

Merriweather, Lanetta
Administrative/Biographical History
Lanetta Bailey Merriweather- Army serial number A-804025

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Purchase- The Book Shop.
Preferred Citation
Lanetta Merriweather Women's Army Corps Letters, 1937- 1945, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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