Judith C. Bennett Papers, 1944-1945 | Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives
Extent: 0.08 Linear Feet
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Scope and Contents: The bulk of this collection consists of letters dated 1944-1945 from Lt. Judith C. Bennett to her family in Corsicana, Texas, while she was stationed in New Guinea with the Women's Army Corps. The letters contain excellent descriptions about WAC life in New Guinea as well as the responsibilities of command. Several letters describe in detail the native culture, its dress and way of life. A few letters contain sketches of native dress, instruments, and customs. Also included in this collection are various invitations to military social events, bulletins from religious services, and a photograph of Bennett's unit in New Guinea.