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Raymond Jensen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 7067

Content Description

The Raymond Jensen papers, 1943-1945, consist of more than 500 letters written by Raymond Jensen to his wife Doris and other family members, and from Doris to Raymond, during Raymond's service in the United States Navy during World War II. The letters from Raymond to Doris were written while Raymond was in boot camp in Farragut, Idaho; and stationed in Chicago, and College Station, Texas all while attending courses to become a radio technician. All of these letters (the bulk of the collection) date from 1943. The few letters from 1944 and 1945 were written by friends. The letters provide a picture of life in the military and on the home front during World War II. The letters from Doris provide interesting insights into the roles of women working during the War and the rationing of goods.

Dates

  • 1943 - 1945
  • Majority of material found in 1943

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical note

After completing courses for the Navy's Radio Tech Primary School, Raymond Jensen served in the Radio Materials School on Treasure Island in San Francisco, where he was stationed for the bulk of his time in the service. He spent most of his time working as an electrician for the Navy, and he, his wife, and growing family lived in Navy housing there.

Extent

2.58 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Raymond Jensen papers, 1943-1945, consist of more than 500 letters written by Raymond Jensen to his wife Doris and other family members, and from Doris to Raymond, during Raymond's service in the United States Navy during World War II. The letters provide a picture of life in the military and on the home front during World War II. Raymond Jensen served in the Radio Materials School on Treasure Island in San Francisco, where he was stationed for the bulk of his time in the service. He spent most of his time working as an electrician for the Navy, and he, his wife, and growing family lived in Navy housing there.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed.
Title
Finding aid for the Raymond Jensen papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2018 August
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States