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


Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 721. Letters (Click on "Additional Files" for typescripts) of James A. Dale, Sr., Louisville, Kentucky, written to Barbara “Bobbie” Dearing while stationed at the U.S. Naval Amphibious Base at San Diego, California. He describes his military and recreational activities and writes affectionately in anticipation of their future together as husband and wife. Includes a biography of Dale and his family (Click on "Additional Files").


United States History

James Arthur Dale Sr. biography.pdf (251 kB)
James A. Dale biography

Letters to Bobbie July 1951-April 1952.pdf (1073 kB)
Jim Dale letters to Bobbie Dearing, July 1951-April 1952

Letters to Bobbie April-June 1952.pdf (450 kB)
Jim Dale letters to Bobbie Dearing, April-June 1952



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