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Wright (Kenneth L.) papers
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Kenneth L. Wright papers
    creator: Wright, Kenneth L.
    creator: Spencer, Veramay
    Identifier/Call Number: 6068
    Physical Description: 0.84 Linear Feet 2 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1953-1955
    Abstract: This collection contains the correspondence of Veramay Spencer and her U.S. Army boyfriend Kenneth Wright beginning in the year of 1953 and ending in 1955. It also includes letters from his mother Mrs. Carl C. Wright and friends that he met while serving for the Army. Several letters from his girlfriend Veramay Spencer contain newspaper clippings of happenings back home such as beauty pageants and daily current events. Many of the final letters are Christmas cards from friends to Wright upon his return to his hometown of Riverside. It is apparent that Veramay Spence and Kenneth Wright continued to date after his return to the United States. Collection contains black and white photographs of Wright while serving in the army.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection of letters written by Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend, US Army soldier Kenneth L. Wright. Topics discussed in letters include Veramay’s daily routine back home, her frustration of knowing Wright was so far away and the war. Also included are photographs of Wright in his military uniform and with friends.


    Purchased from The Bookshop, April 19, 2014.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Kenneth L. Wright papers, Collection no. 6068, [Repository], Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Soldiers -- United States -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Soldiers -- 20th century -- Photographs
    United States -- Armed Forces -- Military life -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Wright, Kenneth L.
    Wright, Kenneth L. -- Archives
    Wright, Kenneth L. -- Correspondence
    Spencer, Veramay
    Spencer, Veramay -- Correspondence