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Title Papers
Creator Beasley, Robert, Sr., b. 1926
Description This collection of World War II letters was written by Robert Beasley, Sr. to his girlfriend and wife, Louise (Buckles) Beasley in Caneyville, KY. The early letters (1942-43) are courtship letters; the remainder are letters sent while Beasley was in Army training in Indiana and Arkansas and later abroad. The bulk of the collection are letters sent from Germany. In the letters Beasley describes common everyday Army life and occasionally talks about the war. After the war's completion he is most anxious to return home and comments frequently about his desire to be with his wife and their new son, Robert, Jr. The collection dates from 1942-1946 and consists of 262 items, photocopies only.
Collection Manuscripts
Object Name Correspondence
Date 1942
Year Range From 1942
Year Range To 1946
Other Number MSS 162
Subjects Courtship
Military life
World War II, 1939-1945
People Beasley, Louise (Buckles)
Beasley, Robert, Jr., b. 1944-
Beasley, Robert, Sr., b. 1926
Search Terms Camp Dick Robinson (Arkansas)
Fort Benjamin Harrison (Indiana)
Grayson County, KY
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Catalog Number 2007.27.1
Dates of Creation 1942-1946
Caption B1 F5 84
Extent 1 box. 6 folders. 262 items. Photocopies.
Number of Images 1