Papua New Guinea--History--20th Century
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
This collection includes letters, personal papers, manuscripts, books, maps, and artifacts from E. Thomas and Margaret Fitzell Tifft Gilliard. The letters are from before, during, and after World War II between friends and family of Thomas and Margaret. The bulk of the letters include correspondence with Therese "Teddy" "Butchi" Waelchli, Thomas's aunt. The personal papers are official military documents, non-military documents, and notes. There are family photographs, photographs taken while Thomas served with the 63rd Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, in the Pacific Campaign, and photographs from the many scientific expeditions they took.
This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Eva Romero Jacques who served with the Women's Army Corps as an Administrative Assistant at Sedalia Army Air Field in Warrensburg, MO, and then the Pacific Theater in New Guinea and the Philippines. The collection contains photographs, military classification cards, ephemera, and a newspaper article interview of Jacques.