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Series 1:  Correspondence. 1940-1970 (bulk 1940-1946)

Physical Description: 102 folders

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of correspondence relating to Mary Alice Jaqua and her life from December 1940 to September 1946. The letters through July 1942 document Jaqua’s life as secretary to John Gordon, MD, Director of the American Red Cross-Harvard Medical Hospital Unit, in Salisbury, England, and give details of her voyage to Liverpool and of work and life in rural wartime England, before the United States entered the War. The letters give much information on living conditions, the costs and difficulty of obtaining food and clothing, and relations between the Americans and the local population, including several families (in particular Lord Pendland, his wife, and his sister, Peggy Sinclair) with whom Jaqua became close friends).
The letters from August 1942-January 1944 document Jaqua’s life in London, where she served in the office of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commanding General, European Theater of Operations, first as secretary to Lt. Cdr. Harry C. Butcher, Eisenhower’s Naval Aide (August-November 1942), then as secretary to Maj. Gen. Russell P. Hartle, Eisenhower’s deputy commander (November 1942-February 1943). When Eisenhower became Supreme Allied Commander, Jaqua remained in London, handling Eisenhower’s “London business”, while serving as secretary to his successors as Commanding General, European Theater of Operations, Lt. Gen. Frank M. Andrews (February 1943) and, after his death, Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers (May 1943). While the confidential nature of her work prevents Jaqua from describing it in more than the most general terms, the letters do contain extensive descriptions of the social life in wartime London of a single American woman whose work for high-ranking American military officers enables her to develop a wide circle of friends, some of whom—such as Stephen Stackpole, Sydney “Spivie” Spivack, and Leslie (later Sir Leslie) Rowan—went on to distinguished careers after the War.
Jaqua followed Devers to Algiers when he was transferred to the Mediterranean Theater in January 1944, and in July 1944 moved to Caserta, Italy, where she remained based until she returned to the United States in August 1945. Her letters from this period give a vivid account of military life in North Africa and southern Italy, the condition of Italy in the weeks and months following the American invasion, and her wide circle of friends, including Hermione Countess of Ranfurly (who later published a best-selling diary of her wartime experiences), her roommate in Algiers; Lt. Col. Bernice “Bunny” Wilbur, chief army nurse for the Mediterranean Theater, who had been a nurse at the American Red Cross-Harvard Field Hospital Unit and was her roommate in Caserta; air force commander Lt. General Ira C. Eaker; Sydney Spivack; and John Hay “Jock” Whitney, of the OSS, and his circle.
Jaqua’s letters from 1945 to 1947 relate to her move to Minneapolis, apparently to pursue an abortive romance with Andreas “Andy” Luksch, an immigrant from Europe whom she had known in Boston before the War (it was he who took the photographs of her on the day prior to her departure for England that can be found in box 2, folder 42), and her subsequent move to New York City to become the secretary to Jock Dunning, a former RAF officer and friend of Jock Whitney whom she had met in Caserta and whom Whitney had appointed Executive Vice President of Whitney Industries.
The majority of the letters is from Jaqua to her parents and family, and in addition to news and gossip these letters contain many requests for her family to send her clothing, toiletry, and other items not readily available in wartime Europe, as well as comments on her parents’ peripatetic life since her father’s precipitate retirement from Scripps College in June 1942. All but a handful of the letters are typed; many of those from the War years are carbon copies that Jaqua sent to her sister Eleanor and her brothers. The series includes a small number of letters written by others, including several by the generals to whom she reported. The two letters from Dwight Eisenhower are photocopies: the originals were retained by the family. The two most recent letters, addressed to Jaqua (by this time Mrs. Murray Kahne) in 1969 and 1970, discuss the possibility of her donating her Eisenhower photographs and letters to the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to father. Before December 23, 1940

Extent: 1 page; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 2

Letter. C. Sidney Burwell, MD, Dean of Harvard Medical School, to Miss Mary Alice Jaqua. December 23, 1940

Extent: 1 page; typescript.

Scope and Contents note

Confirmation of the appointment of Jaqua as secretary for an initial period of one year in the Harvard Public health Unit for service in Great Britain under the direction of Dr. John E. Gordon.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. n.d. [late 1940]

Extent: 5 pages; manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. 13 Holyoke Street, n.d.

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.

General note

Undated, but January 1941.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to father. n.d. [early 1941]

Extent: 1 sheet (2 sides); manuscript. Manuscript annotation: "sometime early 1941".
Box 1, Folder 6

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. June 3, 1941

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents, et al. Pennsylvania Hotel, #545, June 25, 1941

Extent: 2 sheets (7 sides); manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 8

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents and all. En route [mailed at Halifax], July 3, 1941

Extent: 4 sheets (8 sides); manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 9

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. On board the Sourabaya, July 18, 1941

Extent: 4 sheets (7 sides); manuscript. Excisions.
Box 1, Folder 10

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents, etc. 34 Cavendish Square, W., July 27, 1941

Extent: 5 sheets (9 sides); manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 11

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents and family. August 11, 1941

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 12

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. August 25, 1941

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 13

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to Eleanor Jaqua [sister]. Salisbury, Wiltshire, American Red Cross-Harvard Field Hospital Unit, September 4, 1941

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 14

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. Salisbury, September 29, 1941

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 15

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. October 13, 1941

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 16

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. Salisbury, November ... [page section missing]

Extent: 2 pages; typescript. Top left of both pages torn away and text missing.
Box 1, Folder 17

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents and family. Salisbury, December 7, 1941

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 18

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. Salisbury, December 15 [1941]

Extent: 1 page [?incomplete]; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 19

Letter. John E. Gordon, MD, Director, American Red Cross-Harvard Field Hospital Unit, to Ernest J. Jaqua. December 19, 1941

Extent: 1 page; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 20

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. December 27, 1941

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 21

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. January 11, 1942

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 22

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. Salisbury, January 29, 1942

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 23

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. Salisbury, [no month] 12, 1941 [1942]

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 24

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. Salisbury, March 31, 1942

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 25

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. Salisbury, April 25, 1942

Extent: 2 pages; typescript. Hole torn in both pages, and text missing.
Box 1, Folder 26

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. Salisbury, May 7, 1942

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 27

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. Salisbury, June 30, 1942

Extent: 1 sheet (letterhead of American Red Cross-Harvard Field Hospital Unit, Salisbury, England).
Box 1, Folder 28

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. August 5, 1942

Extent: 1 page; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 29

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. August 12, 1942

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 30

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. London, undated [August 1942]

Extent: 1 page; typescript. Original and typescript copy.
Box 1, Folder 31

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. September 5, 1942

Extent: 1 page; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 32

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to Ernest L. Jaqua [brother]. September 18, 1942

Extent: 1 page; typescript copy.
Text 1, Folder 33

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to father. October 6, 1942

Extent: 1 page (letterhead of Headquarters European Theater, United States Army, Office of the Commanding General); typescript.
Box 1, Folder 34

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. October 6, 1942

Extent: 1 page [incomplete]; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 35

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. November 20, 1942

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 36

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to father. November 26, 1942

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 37

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. December 17, 1942

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 38

Card [hand drawn] with Christmas wishes from John [Sinclair, 2nd Lord Pentland] and Lucy [wife] and Mary [daughter] to Mary Alice Jaqua. December 1942

Box 1, Folder 39

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. January 6, 1943

Extent: 1 page; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 40

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. February 2, 1943

Extent: 1 page; typescript. FRAGILE.
Box 1, Folder 41

Letter. Brigadier General Everett Strait Hughes to Mary Alice Jaqua. APO 512, February 16, 1943

Extent: 1 page; typescript. Photostat copy.
Box 1, Folder 42

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. February 19, 1943

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 43

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. March 12, 1943

Extent: 2 pages; typescript. Typescript copy + photocopy of page 2.
Box 1, Folder 44

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. April 8, 1943

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 45

Letter. General Dwight D. Eisenhower to Mary Alice Jaqua. May 1, 1943

Extent: 1 page; typescript. Photostat copy.
Box 1, Folder 46

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. May 4, 1943

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 47

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. June 10, 1943

Extent: 3 pages (page 2 cut short); typescript.
Box 1, Folder 48

Letter. Major General R[ussell] P. Hartle to Mary Alice Jaqua. APO 305, June 14, 1943

Extent: 1 page; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 49

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. September 11, 1943

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 50

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to Eleanor Jaqua [sister]. September 19, 1943

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 51

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. October 14, 1943

Extent: 4 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 52

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. November 12, 1943

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 53

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. November 28, 1943

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 54

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. January 30, 1944

Extent: 6 pages; typescript. 2nd copy of pp. 2-6.
Box 1, Folder 55

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. February 16, 1944

Extent: 3 pages (letterhead of Allied Force Headquarters, Office of the Deputy Commander-in-Chief); typescript.
Box 1, Folder 56

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. February 24 [1944]

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 57

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. March 15, 1944

Extent: 3 pages; typescript. Also carbon copy of pages 2-3.
Box 1, Folder 58

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to father. April 4, 1944

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 59

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. April 24, 1944

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 60

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to Mrs. Hal C. Hardin [Aunt Alice]. April 24, 1944

Extent: 3 sheets (6 sides); manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 61

Letter. Lieutenant General Ira Eaker to Mary Alice Jaqua. May 12, 1944

Extent: 2 sheets (letterhead of Headquarters mediterranean Allied Air Forces, Office of the Commander-in-Chief, APO 650) (3 sides); manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 62

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. May 18, 1944

Extent: 6 pages; typescript. Unsigned.
Box 1, Folder 63

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. June 18, 1944

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 64

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. July 19, 1944

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 65

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. August 18, 1944

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 66

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. August 28, 1944

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 67

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to family. September 30, 1944

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 68

Letter. Ernest J. Jaqua to Archbishop Francis J. Spellman. October 18, 1944

Extent: 1 page; typescript. Carbon copy.
Box 1, Folder 69

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. 300th General Hospital, December 7 [1944]

Extent: 5 sheets (10 sides); manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 70

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. January 12, 1945

Extent: 1 page; typescript. 1 photostat copy and 1 typescript copy.
Box 1, Folder 71

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua To Eleanor Jaqua [sister]. April 16, 1945

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 72

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. April 19, 1945

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 1, Folder 73

Letter. Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker to Ernest J. Jaqua. May 4, 1945

Extent: 1 page; typescript. 2 carbon copy transcripts.
Box 1, Folder 74

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. May 10, 1945

Extent: 2 pages; typescript. Also one-page typescript copy.
Box 1, Folder 75

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. May 14 [1945]

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 1

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. June 3 [1945]

Extent: 4 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 2

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. June 11, 1945

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 3

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. July 2 and 13, 1945

Extent: 4 pages (+ 1 page of exerpts); typescript.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. July 24 [1945]

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 5

Western Union telegram. Mary Alice Jaqua to father. August 5, 1945

Extent: 1 page.
Box 2, Folder 6

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. August 8 [1945]

Extent: 1 sheet (3 sides); manuscript.
Box 2, Folder 7

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. August 10 [1945]

Extent: 2 pages; manuscript.
Box 2, Folder 8

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. August 25, 1945

Extent: 2 pages; manuscript.
Box 2, Folder 9

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. September 19 [1945]

Extent: 4 sheets; manuscript.
Box 2, Folder 10

Letter. Allen Grover to Mary Alice Jaqua. 9 Rockefeller Plaza, New York 20, October 2, 1945

Extent: 1 page; typescript. Copy.
Box 2, Folder 11

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to mother. October 5, 1945

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 12

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to father. October 18, 1945

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 13

Letter. Elvira Fiumara to Mary Alice Jaqua. Via. S. Carlo N 18, Caserta (Italy), October 23, 1945

Extent: 1 page; typescript. Copy.
Box 2, Folder 14

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. October 31, 1945

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 15

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. November 5, 1945

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 16

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. Room 1920, 247 Park Avenue, New York, November 17, 1945

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 17

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. Whitney Realty Company, 247 Park Avenue, New York 17, N.Y., December 11, 1945

Extent: 1 page; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 18

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. December 17, 1945

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 19

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to mother. December 19, 1945

Extent: 1 page; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 20

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. January 29, 1946

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 21

Letter. Mary Alice Jaqua to parents. February 6, 1946

Extent: 2 pages; typescript.
Box 2, Folder 22

Letter. Peggy Sinclair to Mary Alice Jaqua. Mayor House, Farley Heath, Guildford, Surrey, October 22, 1946

Extent: 3 sheets (6 sides); manuscript.

General note

The writer is the Hon. Margaret Ishbel Sinclair (born 1906), daughter of the first Lord Pentland.
Box 2, Folder 23

Letter. Hermione [Countess of Ranfurly] to Mary Alice Jaqua. 3 Red Place, Green Street, London, W.1, December 17, 1946

Extent: 3 pages; typescript.

General note

The writer is Hermione, née Llewellyn (1913-2001), wife of Daniel Knox, 6th Earl of Ranfurly.
Box 2, Folder 24

Letter. Dwight D. Eisenhower to Mary Alice Jaqua. War Department, Washington, August 18, 1947

Extent: 1 page; typescript. Photocopy.
Box 2, Folder 25

Letter. John E. Wickman, Director, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, to Mrs. Mary Alice (Jaqua) Kahne. February 17, 1969

Box 2, Folder 26

Letter. Edwin A. Thompson, Supervisory Archivist, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, to Mrs. Mary Alice Kahne. February 10, 1970

Box 2, Folder 27

Extracts from correspondence. 1941-1942

Extent: 4 sheets; typescript. Numbered "5" (1941), "6" (1942), "8" (no dates; sheet cut), and "9" (1942).
 

Series 2:  Personal. 1941-1946, 1965

Physical Description: 14 folders

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of Jaqua's wartime civilian and military identification papers, including her 1941 passport; her 1946 curriculum vitae, with certifications from Generals Eisenhower and Devers; her travel orders, 1945; and a small number of ephemera (money conversion table, performance program, restaurant menu) from her years in England.
Box 2, Folder 28-31

American Red Cross-Harvard Field Hospital Unit. 1941-1965

Box 2, Folder 28

Friends of the American Red Cross-Harvard Public Health Unit. Newsletter. June 3, 1941

Box 2, Folder 29

Friends of the American Red Cross-Harvard Field Hospital Unit, Salisbury, England. Newsletter. October 1, 1941

Box 2, Folder 30

Friends of the harvard Public Health Unit. Newsletter. January 29, 1942

Box 2, Folder 31

American Red Cross-Harvard Field Hospital Unit. Reunion Newsletter. n.d.; November 25, 1969

Extent: 2 issues.
Box 2, Folder 32

Chase National Bank of the City of New York, West End Branch, 51 Berkeley Square, London, W.1. Dollar Exchange Table. n.d.

Box 2, Folder 33

Curriculum vitae of Mary Alice Jaqua. circa 1946

Extemt: 3 pages (carbon copy); typescript. 1 page missing.
Box 2, Folder 34

Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers. Signed certification that Mary Alice Jaqua was his private secretary from May 1943 to October 1944. October 1, 1944

Box 2, Folder 35

General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower. Signed certification that Mary Alice Jaqua was a member of his personal staff during the time he was in London in 1942. September 24, 1945

Extent: 1 photocopy + 1 typescript copy.
Box 2, Folder 36

Hasel & Ruel, Ltd., Ladies Tailors and Habit Makers, London, W.1. Invoices. September 19 and 24, 1944

Extent: 2 invoices.
Box 2, Folder 37

Identification Papers - Civilian. May 16 and September 17, 1941; May 29, 1943

Contents

(1) United States passport, May 16, 1941; (2) Driving Licence (Wilts County Council), September 17, 1941; (3) National Registration identity Card [Great Britain], May 29, 1943.
Box 2, Folder 38

Identification Papers - Military. 1942-1945

Contents

(1) War Department Identification Card, July 31, 1942; (2) Allied Force permit (North Africa), September 22, 1944; (3) Military Pass to A F H Q, n.d.
Box 2, Folder 39

Maison Prunier, 72 St. James's Street, london, S.W.1. Menu. November 5, 1943

Box 2, Folder 40

Travel Orders for Mary Alice Jaqua, Civilian, Office of the Commanding General, MAAF. January 8, 1945

Extent: 1 sheet (2 carbon copies); typescript.
Box 2, Folder 41

Westminster Abbey, Christmas and New Year's Services. December 1943-January 1944

 

Series 3:  Photographs. circa 1941-1948.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of photographs of Jaqua, her family, friends, and associates, from the period 1941-1948. The materials include a series of photographs taken of Jaqua in June 1941, just prior to her departure for England; photographs of the Sinclair family (Lord Pendland); and a large series of photographs of the Red Cross-Harvard Field Hospital in Salisbury. The materials also include photographs of friends and colleagues during Jaqua's time in London, Algiers, and Caserta, Italy, among them informal photographs of Generals Andrews and Devers, to whom she reported; several snapshots of her close friend, Stephen Stackpole, Harvard Class of 1933, who later had a distinguished career with the Carnegie Corporation; and a series of photographs of John Hay "Jock" Whitney, then with the OSS, playing backgammon with friends in his cabin at Caserta. The series includes a print of Margaret Bourke-White's photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower and his staff (including Jaqua) published in Life in November 1942, and photocopies of several signed photographs of Eisenhower, the originals of which were retained by the family.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 2, Folder 42

Mary Alice Jaqua, family, and friends. 1941-1948

Contents

9 photographs:
  • Mary Alice Jaqua and older man (possibly her father, Ernest J. Jaqua). 1 photograph, undated.
  • Mary Alice Jaqua, T. Wharf, Boston, June 22, 1941, the day before leaving for England. 6 photographs (3 pasted on page + 3 loose).
  • John Sinclair, 2nd Lord Pendland, and Lucy Elizabeth Babington Smith on wedding day, September 11, 1941. 1 photograph.
  • Hon. Margaret Ishbel "Peggy" Sinclair and dog Wattie, Mayor House, Albury, Guilford, England, October 1948. 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 43

American Red Cross-Harvard Field Hospital Unit, Salisbury, England. 1941-1942

Extent: 19 photographs : b & w.
Box 2, Folder 44

Dwight D. Eisenhower. 1942

Extent: 3 items. (1) Photograph of Eisenhower and his staff by Margaret Bourke-White, September 26, 1942 (published in Life Magazine, November 2, 1942, p. 122). 1 photographic print (mounted) + 1 photocopy from Scripps College publication. Back row (l to r): civilian driver Albert Gilbey, orderly Sergeant Michael "Mickey" McKeough, secretary Kay Summersby, adjutant general Colonel Thomas Jefferson Davis, secretary Mary Alice Jaqua, stenographer Warrant Officer Walter Marshal. Front row (l to r): naval aide Commander Harry Butcher, Lieutenant General Eisenhower, army aide Captain Ernest R. Lee. (2-3) Photocopies of photographs of Dwight D. Eisenhower, signed and inscribed to Mary Alice Jaqua.
Box 2, Folder 45

General wartime photographs. circa 1942-1945

Extent: 17 photographs:
Box 2, Folder 46

Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers with soldiers in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. 1944

Extent: 13 photographs : b & w. Stamped "Official War Office Photograph" with numbers 14271, 14274-14276, 14278-14285, and 14287 added in pencil.
Box 2, Folder 47

John Hay "Jock" Whitney. 1945

Extent: 6 photographs. (1) (L to R) Jock Whitney (OSS), Jock Dunning (RAF), "Spivie" [Major Sydney Shepherd Spivack] playing backgammon in Whitney's cabin in Caserta (mounted). (2-4) Backgammon; people named on backs of photographs: Sheriff, Jock Whitney, Tex McCrary (Public Relations Officer, MAAF), Jock Dunning, Spivie. (5) Jock Whitney reading The Secret History of the War . (6) Good-bye to Jock Whitney, 5 a.m. (L to R) Van Nostrand, Wesley, Rat, Jock, unidentified, Sheriff, unidentified, unidentified, Spivie, Tony Scafedi, circa March 1945.
 

Series 4:  Scrapbook Pages and Newspaper Clippings. circa 1934-1969.

Physical Description: 5 folders

Access

The materials are extremely fragile: folders 48-49 contain photocopies for researcher use; folders 50-52 contain the original materials, which should be consulted only upon approval of library staff.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of several scrapbook pages and loose newspaper clippings, relating primarily to Jaqua's voyage to England in July 1941, and the American Red Cross-Harvard Field Hospital Unit in Salisbury, England. The scrapbook pages include some Jaqua family materials dating back to 1934. The loose materials include an article by Lincoln Barnett in Life, November 2, 1942 (with photograph by Margaret Bourke-White of Eisenhower and his staff, including Mary Alice Jaqua), and 1969 reminiscences by Jaqua on John F. Kennedy and Eisenhower, 1969.
Box 2, Folder 48

Scrapbook Pages and Newspaper Clippings. 1934-1964

General Physical Description note: Photocopies of original materials in folders 50-52.
Box 2, Folder 49

Dwight D. Eisenhower. 1942, 1969

Contents

(1) Article by Lincoln Barnett in Life, November 2, 1942 (with photograph by Margaret Bourke-White of Eisenhower and his staff, including Mary Alice Jaqua); (2) reminiscences by Mary Alice (Jaqua) Kahne on Eisenhower, Claremont Courier , April 5, 1969; (3) article by William Wingfield, Tribune Staff Writer, with reminiscences by Mary Alice (Jaqua) Kahne on John F. Kennedy and Eisenhower. Photocopies of original materials in folders 50-52.
Box 2, Folder 50 access restricted

Life magazine. November 9, 1942

General Physical Description note: Original of photocopies in folder 49. FRAGILE.

Access

Access restricted: use photocopy in folder 49.
Box 2, Folder 51 access restricted

Scrapbook pages [original]. 1934-1964

General Physical Description note: Originals of photocopies in folder 48. FRAGILE.

Access

Access restricted: use photocopies in folder 48.
Box 2, Folder 52 access restricted

Newspaper clippings [original]. 1941-1969

General Physical Description note: Originals of photocopies in folder 48. FRAGILE.

Access

Access restricted: use photocopies in folder 48.