Finding aid prepared by Caitlin Tetreau and Jennifer Cox.
Collection number: BLC-CR14
Title: Barbara Kioske Collection, 1937-1956
Dates: 1937-1956, bulk 1944-1948
Extent: .5 linear feet 158 Letters
Collection Scope and Content
This collection contains 158 letter to and about Springfield, Massachusetts resident Barbara Kioske (created 1937-1956). It includes letters from multiple correspondents in the U.S military and local friends of Barbara. Some of the regular letter writers telling Barbara about their lives include W.M.A Harold (Buddy) aboard the U.S.S Wilkes; Richard Green (Dick) stationed at the New York U.S Naval Training Station in Sampson, NY; Ray stationed at Camp Blanding, Florida; Steve in San Francisco; a son Rich who addresses his letters Mommy; and an individual Ruth who sends letters displaying spelling practice and lots of drawings. Accompanying the letters are some photo proofs and postcards.
001 July 1937-Dec. 1943
002 Jan.-Nov. 1944
003 Jan. 1945-Jan. 1946
004 Misc. and undated