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The bulk of the collection consists of 23 letters by James W. Davis (1965-1968) from Vietnam, to his wife, Janet W. Davis, Miami, Florida (Series I). Letters from Janet W. Davis home from Europe in 1951 and Hong Kong and Bangkok in December of 1958 (Series II), help to fill in biographical information. Series II contains four letters from various people to either James or both James and Janet. The collection also consists of news clippings and ephemera sent home by James in his letters (Series IV). James did not place a date on his letters, only the day and time. Dates were determined by a few attached envelopes and/or events described when possible. Ephemera and news clippings had been removed from some envelopes prior to purchase.

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Collection Size

1 box, .33 cu. Ft.

Publication Date

December 2016


Air America, letters, aerial operations


History | Military History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS – 202: James W. Davis Letters