Guide to the Warren Houston Collection, 1944-1945

Finding aid prepared by Caitlin Tetreau and Jennifer Cox.
Collection number:     BLC-CR11
Title:     Warren Houston Collection
Dates:     1945-1946, bulk 1945
Extent:     .25 linear feet 8 Letters

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1945, Warren Houston becomes a 1st Class Seaman. In 1946 , he becomes Carpenter Mate 3/c.

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains ten letters from Warren S. Houston to his Aunt Marion. Houston joined the Navy in February 1945 and was stationed around Hawaii until the end of the war. The Warren Houston collection of eight letters (created 1945-1946) are addressed to his Aunt Marion Boudreau and Uncle William Boudreau of Sanford, Maine. Mr. Houston spent time stationed in Hawaii and Guam (South Pacific). Mr. Houston’s time in Hawaii is spent working five hours a day followed by 48 hours off. The letters address family matters such as his Uncle Ken’s planned trip to Philly to work, his cousin I.(?) Boudreau's graduation, and sending his love to his Gram and Uncle Bill (William). When Mr. Houston arrives in Guam he works eight hour days, and spends his time off watching U.S.O Shows and doing land work. While in Guam, Mr. Houston meets an individual named Beland from Sanford, Maine. In one letter, he addresses his hopes of being discharged since the Navy lowered their point score for men being sent home.


Arranged chronologically.

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Collection Contents


001        July 12, 1945-Mar. 19, 1946