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    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 22 May 1945

    • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy; Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life;World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns England; Air raids; World War, 1939-1945--Europe--End; Bombs
    • Jimmy talks about how he wants to get back to civilian clothes. He says he can write more about his experiences now that the war is over. He talks about being in England and having bombs dropped close to him with gun fire from the sky at the same...
    • Guernsey family collection, Clark County, Indiana 1862-1877

    • United States--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; Correspondence; Death; Poems; Cemeteries; Burials;
    • This collection of ten objects are from the Elam Guernsey family collection from Henryville, Indiana. There are 3 letters written during the American Civil War that provide some opinions about the war. One group of 19 pages belonged to Ella...
    • McKinney Family Papers 1823-1923

    • Clark County (Ind.); Charlestown (Ind.); Memphis (Ind.); Jeffersonville (Ind.); New Albany (Ind.); Louisville (Ky.); Correspondence; Military pensions--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865; Receipts; Land sales; Land titles--Registration and...
    • The McKinney Family Papers span 100 years and at least three generations of the McKinney family. The collection starts in 1823 with the purchase of 3 acres in Charlestown, Indiana and ends in 1923 with a bill of sale for a Ford Touring car. The...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 2 Oct 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; United States. Navy--Military life; World War, 1939-1945--End
    • Henry is leaving the military and heading to California. He plans on staying on the west coast. He wants Frank to send his 45 pistol to a friend in California for him to pick up. He wants to have it for hunting. This letter is part of a 37 letter...
    • Smith Letter from Everett Elmer Smith; 3 May 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; V-mail; Food; Homesickness
    • Elmer talks about powdered eggs and how he wants to eat fresh eggs, butter, and milk when he gets home. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and Dorothy Smith between March and October 1945 during World War II. The...
    • Smith Letter from William F. Smith, 9 Jul 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; United States Navy in World War II. War in the Pacific; Peleliu Island (Palau); Squirrel hunting; Rain
    • William is at Peleliu Island. He talks about Frank setting his tobacco crop and how the price should be good because of shortages. He tells about the rain where he is. He says you can't tell a difference in the seasons. He wants to know about...
    • Smith Letter from William F. Smith, 25 Aug 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; United States Navy in World War II. War in the Pacific; Peleliu Island (Palau); Homesickness; Squirrel hunting; Tobacco
    • William is at Peleliu Island. He talks about it being tobacco cutting time and how he wishes he could be there to help. He wants to know about squirrel hunting season. He talks about Frank's coon dogs. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 8 Jul 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Nuremberg (Germany); Prisoner of war
    • Jimmy is near Nuremberg, Germany. He says it is really torn up from all the bombs. He doesn't like Germany. He really wants to go home and stop moving around. He got to see the Glen Miller Band. He is glad Gene Deppy is back home after getting out...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 9 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Homesickness
    • Jimmy really wants to go home. He says he should be allowed to go home because of all he has gone through. His living conditions are better and he gets ice cream three times a week. He talks about planting tobacco and it makes him homesick. His...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 17 May 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; Ration books; Honolulu (Hawaii); Dredge; Jobs
    • Henry is in Honolulu. He still wants to get a job on a dredge elsewhere. He wants to save more money and is thinking of getting a part time job driving a trolly. He asks Frank about his gun and going shooting. He sent them a coconut. Henry has his...
    • Smith Letter from Bert, 29 Mar 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; Philippine Islands; United States Army in World War II. War in the Pacific; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Solomon Islands--Guadalcanal; Fighter planes--Japanese--1940-1950
    • Bert is in the Philippine Islands now and discribes landing at Guadalcanal and making camp in a coconut grove. He discribes seeing Japanese planes being shot down. He wants to know about Frank's spring plowing.He tells how he has eaten enough...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 28 Apr 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; Moanalua Camp--Hawaii; Job; Guam; Ohio River
    • Henry is in Hawaii and has changed jobs from a mechanic to a truck driver. He wants to get a job on a dredge in a canal in Guam or Saipan. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and Dorothy Smith between March and October...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 3 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana—Charlestown; Honolulu (Hawaii); Ration books; Job; Money
    • Henry will be leaving Hawaii for a job on a dredge in a month. He says he sent his ration books to Frank. He talks about Marha Holloway. He also wants to know if Frank got the coconuts he sent. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 28 Mar 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; Big game hunting; Ohio River; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Moanalua Camp--Hawaii
    • Henry is in Hawaii and has read about the river being wild back home. He also has heard about the expantion DuPont is making to the Powder Plant in Charlestown, IN. He wants to get a job in the Philippines that is dangerous. This letter is part of...

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