Finding Aid for the John Wojewoda Second World War correspondence 2017.222.w.r

Lee Feldman
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: John Wojewoda Second World War correspondence
Creator: Wojewoda, John
source: Allen, Ethelyn L.
Identifier/Call Number: 2017.222.w.r
Physical Description: .08 Linear feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1943 December 22 - 1944 May 8
Abstract: This collection contains letters and photocopied V-mail correspondence from Sgt. John Wojewoda, 351st Infantry, USA, during the Second World War.
Physical Description: The envelopes are extremely frayed and torn.
Language of Material: English .
Container: WWII 7
Container: 14
Container: 1

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ethelyn C. Allen.


This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date. Series 1: Correspondence – Series 2: Ephemera

Biographical / Historical

Source: donor Sergeant John Wojewoda, United States Army was born and lived in Water Mill, Long Island, New York. Wojewoda had one older sister, Helen. He worked at Mercer's Market, a grocery store owned by the donor's father. While in Italy, he was able to visit Mount Vesuvius. He was killed in action.

Access Information

Donor irrevocably transfers, conveys, and assigns to Chapman University all Intellectual Property Rights for the Donated Materials. For more information, consult original donation form.

Preferred Citation

[Item title, Box number, Folder number], John Wojewoda Second World War correspondence (2017.222.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Content Description

This collection contains six correspondence written by Sgt. John Wojewoda, USA to two people during the Second World War: Edna C. Mercer, who later remarried and became Edna Laurence, and her daughter, Ethelyn Lee Mercer. In his letters, he replies to correspondences sent to him, reminisces about working in the States, and relays information about his various travels. There is also a photograph of a storefront, Mercer's Market, where Wojewoda used to work for the donor's father.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War (1939-1945)
Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
World War (1939-1945) -- North Africa
World War (1939-1945) -- Italy
Mercer, Edna C.
Allen, Ethelyn L.