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Special Collections Highlight

Central Men & Women in Military Service
Lucy Jeston Hampton

Lucy Jeston Hampton (1887-1965) taught history at UCO from 1910-1958. During WWII, she created files for the students from UCO fighting in the war. These files (The Central Men & Women in Military Service) contain letters, postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, official documents, and informational forms. In total she documented 1,901 students.

Central Service Form

Central Men & Women in Military Service Form

Hampton used this form to gather information on the students in service. It was sent to students, family members, and placed in the newspaper in an effort to ensure an accurate record of every student serving was preserved in the campus museum. These records are now housed in the UCO Archives and Special Collections.

 

Eugene A. Hunt

Central Men & Women in Military Service

WWII Postcard 

From: Eugene A. Hunt

Date: August 25, 1943

"I am in the Coast Guards. I like military life here but miss Blanch very much. I am receiving the regular operative seaman training. Should like to go across but they assign a person to wherever they are need. - Eugene A. Hunt"

 

Donald Powers

Central Men & Women in Military Service

WWII Postcard 

From: Donald Powers

Date: September 12, 1942

"Dear Mom:

Have wanted to write you for a long time, but the army just keeps us too busy. I have been flying a month and sure do like it, but it’s hard work, and they sure wash lots of us out, but haven’t got me yet. Wish I could reserve a room in Thatcher this winter. Hope you have a house full. Regards to everyone. - Love, Donald"

Joseph Kolb

Central Men & Women in Military Service

WWII Postcard 

From: Joseph Kolb

Date: September 7, 1943

"Dear Miss Hampton,

Would you please send me the information blank for former Centralites in the Service of the Country. I’d appreciate it. Sincerely, - Joseph C. Kolb"

Lawrence Hon

Central Men & Women in Military Service

WWII Postcard 

From: Lawrence Hon

Date: February 25, 1943

"I keep being reminded of you because so many things I’ve seen here that you told us about in your classes – the Eng. Love for bright flowers to offer a contrast to the greyness of the fog, shortened -forearmed men, outdoor toilets – just to mention a few. Have visited London, where experienced air raids, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool … So many Centralites mention you in their letters, giving you credit for phrases they use such as “distance is gone,” “world capital,” etc. Gratefully yours - Hon."

Marvin Mason

Central Men & Women in Military Service

WWII Postcard 

From: Marvin Mason

Date: December 2, 1942

"Dear Miss Hampton,

Sorry I haven’t written you in quite some time. I have been going to Petty Officers school. I like it fine. I will complete my training in two weeks. I don’t know where I’ll go but I guess anywhere will be o.k. Tell all the fellows to study. Lots of history. Take it from me it comes in handy. - Marvin Mason"

Charles Neiswender

Central Men & Women in Military Service

WWII Postcard 

From: Charles Neiswender

Date: N/D

 

Robert L. Martin

Central Men & Women in Military Service

WWII Postcard 

From: Robert L. Martin

Date: December 1943

Rex Shedrick

Central Men & Women in Military Service

WWII Postcard 

From: Rex Shedrick

Date: December 1944

Eugene A. Hunt

Central Men & Women in Military Service

Letter Envelope 

From: Eugene A. Hunt

Date: October 23, 1943

Herbert Nelson Stevens

Central Men & Women in Military Service

From: Herbert Nelson Stevens

Dix Francs Note, 1942

Front Side

Herbert Nelson Stevens

Central Men & Women in Military Service

From: Herbert Nelson Stevens

Dix Frances Note, 1942

Back Side

James D. Gray

Central Men & Women in Military Service

Baby Announcement

From: James D. Gray

Date: May 9, 1944

Royce Singleton

Central Men & Women in Military Service

Baby Announcement

From: Royce Singleton

Date: April 11, 1944


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