MSS Finding Aids

Publication Date



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


Finding aid only for Manuscrips Small Collection 3172. Letter, 18 February 1944, of William F. McIlvaine to Pauline Purdue, Bowling Green, Kentucky. From Camp Polk, Louisiana, he writes flirtatiously, teasing her about her girlfriends and of visiting Kentucky to see her and not the “pretty horses.” The letterhead from Camp Polk includes depictions of Armored Forces equipment and operations.


Military History | United States History



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.