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Betty Fouch Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-1362
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents dating from the late 1940s to 2008. The collected papers reflect the life work of Betty Louise Fouch, including her personal published and unpublished writings, a variety of correspondences with family and friends, genealogical information, newspaper clippings from local and non-local sources, paperwork related to Betty’s health, divorce, and children, a substantial amount of addressed and unaddressed cards, as well as myriad lists and miscellaneous ephemeral...

Clyde Cory Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3869
Scope and Contents Letters written by Clyde Vern Cory to his wife, Molly, and his family while he was serving in World War I, November 21,1917- April 21, 1919. The letters reveal that he did not face combat, but was part of a military band that played often for newly recruited soldiers and nurses in hospitals and town squares. However, it is not clear what instrument Clyde played. Clyde spent the majority of his time enlisted training in Camp Custer, Battle Creek, MI, and Camp Mills, Long Island, NY. He served...

Esther Morris Rasmussen

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Identifier: RH-A-1584
Scope and Contents Letters exchanged between Esther Morris Rasmussen (1914-1991), her immediate family, and friends, 1930-1980. The collection includes correspondence from Leo. Brown, Jr. to Esther, 1934-1939 and letters from Esther’s five brothers, Richard, Edward, Walter G., Robert S. and Harold during their service in the armed forces during World War II. Included are letters exchanged in early 1945 in regards to Robert’s untimely death in an airplane crash, as well as Harold’s abrupt marriage later in the...

Mrs. Ruth Van Haaften Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-1624
Scope and Contents Lieutenant Colonel Edward C. Van Haaften papers, 1917-1946, include letters by Edward C. Van Haaften during his World War I Army service, as an electrician, 102nd Aero Squad, American Expeditionary Forces; French motor repair manual; a letter written after active duty in World War II; numerous photographs from both World War I and World War II.

The Herschfield Family Letters

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Identifier: RH-A-4120
Scope and Contents The Herschfields were residents of Kalamazoo from 1905 until at least the 1940 Census. The letters and postcards were all written by family members and by a David Herschfield, who was born August 12th 1898 and died in April 29th 1968, had spent time with the American Expeditionary Force from 1918-1919 during WWI. The American Expeditionary Force (or The AEF) was a formation of the United States Army which helped allied forces in the final 2 years of WWI, the AEF saw combat on every front during...