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Farmer (Malcolm F.) Second World War Correspondence
2015.110.w.r  
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document-box WWII 8, folder 1-2

Series 1, Correspondence from Malcolm Farmer 1943-1945

Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet(2 folders)

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence from Lt. Malcolm Farmer, USA to his mother, wife Doris, and brother Al during the Second World War. The bulk of the letters and V-Mail were sent to his mother and there is one letter each for Doris and Al.
Of interest:
August 8, 1943, will be glad when the war is over but concerned over the "social trouble" when it is over. He is sure that he will get foreign service and wants to see new places but sad that it is during war time.
October 19, 1943, North Africa, "We have seen a lot of the Arabs. They are a great deal dirtier than Southwestern Indians. Their life is quite similar, however."
September 13, 1944, Sardinia, Doris sent clippings about the education plan for returning soldiers (GI Bill), would like to get another degree, maybe continue work at the museum, but "it is difficult to plan a thing for the future the way the world is today."
Special Note: letter dated 2 December, 1944 is misdated. It is supposed to be January 1944 and has been placed in the appropriate spot chronologically.
Inventory:
85 letters
76 V-mail
3 postcards
1 V-mail form, correspondence discontinuation form
document-box WWII 8, folder 3

Series 2, Photographs 1943-1945

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contains three photographs and two photocopied pictures pertaining to Lt. Malcolm Farmer, USA from his service during the Second World War. Inventory:
1 photo, b/w, Lt. Farmer and others of the 320 BG, Sardinia, 1944
1 photo, b/w, aerial shot of B-26 bombers of the 320th BG over Sardinia, 1944
1 photo, b/w, Lt. Farmer with Ernie Acuna, in Fargo, ND in June 1943
1 photocopy, color, 2 photos of Lt. Farmer in uniform, Spring 1945
1 photocopy, picture of a cartoon drawn of Lt. Farmer at a desk, 1945
document-box WWII 8, folder 4

Series 3, Biographical materials 2010-2016

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contains biographical material related to Lt. Malcolm Farmer, USA and his service during the Second World War. Inventory:
1 list, people mentioned in the correspondence collection
1 list, biographical/autobiographical data
1 summary, Lt. Farmer's military service written by Doris Farmer (wife)
1 pamphlet, memorial for Malcolm French Farmer, 2011
1 clipping, photocopy, "WWII vet taught at Whittier College"
1 clipping, obituary, Malcolm French Farmer
1 letter, handwritten by Lt. Farmer, describing his war experience, 2010
document-box WWII 8, folder 5

Series 4, Photocopies and map 1945-1951

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contains additional photocopied material pertaining to Lt. Malcolm Farmer, USA and his service during the Second World War. Inventory:
1 letter, copy, typed letter from Lt. Farmer to his wife Doris, 29 April, 1945 (original included in Series 1)
1 letter, copy, handwritten letter from Lt. Farmer's mother to his son John, March 11, 1951
1 map, cities where Lt. Farmer served and transportation taken, numbered in chronological order