Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: A method of correspondence developed during World War II that allowed US civilians and military personnel abroad to communicate. The system was based on letter-sheets designed to fold into envelopes, and which allowed only for brief texts. After mailing, V-Mail letters were reviewed by censors, photographically reduced on microfilm, and sent to processing centers overseas where facsimiles were reproduced at one-quarter their original size. These facsimiles were then delivered to the addressee. The system allowed for the reduction of shipping space needed for war materials, and speeded delivery by air rather than by sea.
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Marjorie Bowen papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 454
Overview: The Marjorie Bowen Papers consist of the literary and personal papers of the British writer Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, who published hundreds of works of fiction, historical fiction, and history, as well as reviews and opinion pieces, in the first half of the twentieth century. The collection primarily contains manuscripts, typescripts, and printed versions of her writings, with photographs, press cuttings, and some correspondence files that include letters from authors Samuel Clemens...
Dates: 1810-1998, bulk 1900-1951