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This collection is archived in Manuscritps & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and full text of post-World War II pen pal letters and selected images from ciphering book of Collins Lanier from Manuscripts Collection 488. Collection consists chiefly of letters written to Deanna June (Linville) Lanier by friends and her family, particularly her mother Lena (Harris) Linville. Includes some interesting pen pal letters with a German child, 1948 to 1950. Includes genealogical material about the Lanier and Linville families. Also includes early Warren County, Kentucky material from brothers, Byrd Lanier and Collins Lanier, including a little correspondence, bills and notes, receipts, and property records.


United States History

MSS 488 Lanier letters.pdf (22274 kB)
Pen pal letters between Deanna Linville and Maria Eissengarthen

Hirsch922.jpg (109 kB)
Spirit of the Times Broadside

MSS 488 Prohibition Broadside.jpg (170 kB)
Prohibition Broadside

MSS 488 B5 F7 LANIER.pdf (1483 kB)
Linville Family Genealogy

MSS 488 LANIER.pdf (15838 kB)
Collins Lanier Ciphering Book