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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Daniel A. Dunnigan Second World War correspondence
    Creator: Daniel Dunnigan (Daniel Ambrose Dunnigan)
    Creator: Annette Dunnigan (Annette Rita Macri Dunnigan)
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.608.w.r
    Physical Description: .75 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1941 September 8 - 1945 December 22
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence between Cpt. Daniel Ambrose Dunnigan, USA and his wife Annette Rita Macri Dunnigan during the Second World War.
    Physical Description: Some pages and parts of pages missing.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 133
    Container: 1-9
    Container: 1-9
    Container: WWII 134
    Container: 1-9
    Container: 10-18

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Diane Biddle and Gary Dunnigan


    This collection is arranged by material type and date. The correspondence is arranged chronologically with letters between Daniel and Annette interspersed in keeping with the orginal order of the collection. Series 1: Correspondence -- Series 2: Photographs, 1942 -- Series 3: Biographical information -- Series 4: Ephemera

    Biographical / Historical

    Captain Daniel Ambrose Dunnigan, United States Army (3/24/1919 - 8/17/2001) was born in Vancouver, WA. Annette Rita Macri (10/21/1920 - 3/13/1997) was born in Rochester, NY. They met on a blind date in 1941 while Annette was living with friends in Chicago and Daniel was stationed at the Army's Camp Grant near Rockford, IL. Daniel and Annette were married Tuesday, August 11, 1942. Diane Carol Dunnigan (Biddle) was born December 28, 1950 and Gary Daniel Dunnigan was born May 29, 1954. Annette Dunnigan died at age 76 in 1997 and Daniel Dunnigan died at age 82 in 2001. See biographical information in Series 3.
    Information according to biographical information provided by Daniel and Annette Dunnigan's daughter, Diane Dunnigan Biddle

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Daniel A. Dunnigan Second World War correspondence (2017.608.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Content Description

    This collection contains correspondence between Capt.Daniel A. Dunnigan, USA and his wife Annette Rita Macri Dunnigan during the Second World War. The correspondence begins in 1941, before they were married. The earliest letters are written by Daniel from Camp Grant in Rockford, Illinois and Annette Macri from Chicago, Illinois. The correspondence, although primarity between Daniel and Annette, also includes letters from Daniel's parents and his sister, Mary.

    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) -- Europe
    World War (1939-1945) -- Hospitals