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USO UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Friday 8 December 1944

Julia, dear,

How wonderful it is to think of seeing you so soon. I will meet you at the train in Kansas City at 0800 Sunday 17 December unless (1) I am held at the barracks for any reason, in which case telephone the USDisciplinary Barracks, Guard Company, and the Charge of Quarters will give me the message; or (2) by any long, long, long chance I should be appearing in Massachusetts before Christmas. Good for trustee wife of overseas major!

It looks as if Jim was getting to go where he wanted to go. He's a swell guy- thanks for his address. We are doing very well on cigarettes- on army posts only. Tried in three countries in vain on my Manhattan trip, but soldier at counter at Hotel Wareham presented me with a pack of Raleighs "compliments of his outfit"- a comradely gesture, but I wonder where he got them.

Of course you know I can't draw. The Tito picture was traced from the front cover of an issue of Time. In this Ditto process you use the back side of any glossy paper itself as the printer. I thought it was rather good if only I hadn't omitted most of one eye.

Give my love to Franny Hood. Remember me also to Bob Heinneman. There is a lot of talk about the healthy young men on the streets, but I wonder if many of them don't have punctured eardrums or something.

The "daughter of mother's friend" sounds interesting. What a glorious privilege

 

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Henry Clarke was inducted into the army after he completed his Ph.D. in musicology at Harvard University. His observations in letters to his wife and parents provide an interesting insight into what military life was like for a thoughtful draftee. Henry frequently mentioned the ill treatment of Blacks in the service and the openness with which white officers made racist remarks about them.

 

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WWII letter regarding African Americans

author   Henry Leland Clarke (1907-1992)
date   Dec 8, 1944
location   Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
width   5.5"
height   8.5"
process/materials   typescript
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L06.059


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