- 5 linear foot and 1 oversize folder
- Samuel C. T. McDowell (1920-2007) was an American Army Air Force lieutenant in World War II. His wife, Julia Dudkewitz McDowell (1923-2001), was a tracing clerk in the Reproduction Department, Design Division at E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in the 1940s. This collection comprises letters exchanged by the serviceman and his spouse on the homefront in Delaware, on a nearly daily basis, during the period 1943-1945. During this time, Samuel was stationed domestically and deployed in the South Pacific in the U.S. Army Air Force Meteorology division and the 6th Photo Tech Squadron, while Julia lived in Milltown, Delaware. The collection also contains additional letters to the McDowells from their friends, family, and associates from 1937-1945.
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