Guide to the Melba Johnson World War II correspondence,
1943-1945

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Johnson, Melba
Title: Melba Johnson World War II correspondence
Dates: 1943-1945 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 309
Summary: This collection contains approximately 75 letters written to Melba Johnson by Cache Valley residents who participated World War II. Both soldiers and nurses responded from U.S. boot camps, Europe, and the Pacific. These letters discuss the war in general, soldiers' duties, the efforts of Cache Valley women in the war, Mormonism and the war, and other similar topics. These letters have been organized alphabetically by the last name of the sender, and those senders who wrote four or more letters have been foldered individually.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Letters written to Melba Johnson by Cache Valley residents who participated World War II.

Content Description

Beginning in 1943 Melba Johnson of Logan, Utah, a member of the Logan Ninth Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wrote to Cache Valley soldiers who were serving in World War II (at this time Johnson's husband was the bishop of the Logan Ninth Ward). This collection consists of Johnson's incoming correspondence from soldiers and nurses who responded to her letters and of newspapers clippings about Cache Valley soldiers. The collection contains approximately 75 letters from both male and female residents of Cache Valley who participated in the war effort and spans the period from 1943 to 1945. These letters were written by soldiers and nurses stationed in various locations in the United States (while at boot camps), in Europe, and in the Pacific. These letters discuss the war in general, soldiers' duties, the efforts of Cache Valley women in the war, Mormonism and the war, and other similar topics. These letters have been organized alphabetically by the last name of the sender and those senders who wrote four or more letters have been foldered individually.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Melba Johnson World War II correspondence must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Melba Johnson World War II correspondence, 1943-1945. (COLL MSS 309). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged alphabetically by last name of letter author.

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection were donated to U.S.U. Special Collections in 2001 by Kerry Done.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Incoming correspondence, B-C
1 2 Incoming correspondence, Broby, E.M 1943-1945
1 3 Incoming correspondence, E-G
1 4 Incoming correspondence, Everton, Joe K. 1943-1944
1 5 Incoming correspondence, H
1 6 Incoming correspondence, J-N
1 7 Incoming correspondence, P-R
1 8 Incoming correspondence, S-W
1 9 Incoming correspondence, Sorensen, George C. 1943-1944
1 10 Incoming correspondence, Wheeler, Don M. 1943-1944
1 11 Newspaper clippings about Cache Valley soldiers 1940-1945
1 12 Prayers, poems, and writings about Cache Valley soldiers 1940-1945

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Broby, E. M.--Correspondence.
    • Everton, Joe K.--Correspondence.
    • Johnson, Melba--Correspondence.
    • Sorensen, George C.--Correspondence.
    • Wheeler, Don M.--Correspondence.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon Church--Utah--Logan.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects.
    • World War, 1939-1945--War work.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Women.

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