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Kenneth L. Wright papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 6068

Scope and Contents

Collection of letters written by Veramay Spencer to her boyfriend, US Army soldier Kenneth L. Wright. Topics discussed in letters include Veramay’s daily routine back home, her frustration of knowing Wright was so far away and the war. Also included are photographs of Wright in his military uniform and with friends.


  • 1953 - 1955


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.


0.84 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains the correspondence of Veramay Spencer and her U.S. Army boyfriend Kenneth Wright beginning in the year of 1953 and ending in 1955. It also includes letters from his mother Mrs. Carl C. Wright and friends that he met while serving for the Army. Several letters from his girlfriend Veramay Spencer contain newspaper clippings of happenings back home such as beauty pageants and daily current events. Many of the final letters are Christmas cards from friends to Wright upon his return to his hometown of Riverside. It is apparent that Veramay Spence and Kenneth Wright continued to date after his return to the United States. Collection contains black and white photographs of Wright while serving in the army.


Purchased from The Bookshop, April 19, 2014.

Finding aid for the Kenneth L. Wright papers
Stephanie Cipres
2015 April
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Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

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