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Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
letter
Place made:
United States: Hawaii, Oahu, Pearl Harbor
Associated place:
United States: Hawaii, Oahu, Pearl Harbor
Date made:
1941-12-08
Description:
Typewritten letter from Beth Slingerland to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Haskell, written on December 8, 1941, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mrs. Slingerland's husband, John, was a crane operator at Pearl Harbor and he was at work on the day that Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. In this follow up to her letter dated December 7, Mrs. Slingerland describes what she learned from her husband when he returned home that night after the bombing, as well as describing what she has witnessed the day after the bombing from her home in the hills above Pearl Harbor. She includes one hand-written note. The letter is two pages, typed, on onion skin paper and includes the original envelope.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Communication, letter writing  Search this
Related event:
Pearl Harbor, Attack on  Search this
World War II  Search this
ID Number:
2015.0208.02
Catalog number:
2015.0208.02
Accession number:
2015.0208
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Slingerland Pearl Harbor Letters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1764651