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Guide to the LaVerne Stoner Letters MSS.2068

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

March 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-20T12:15-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

LaVerne Stoner Correspondence

Unit ID:

MSS.2068

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (58 letters, 254 pages)

Dates:

1937-1949

Abstract:

Letters written by and to LaVerne Stoner of Seattle, King County, Washington, between 1937 and 1949. The bulk of the letters were written by LaVerne to her husband, Henry T. Stoner, during his tours of duty in the U.S. Navy aboard various ships.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of 58 letters written by and to LaVerne Stoner of Seattle, Washington, between 1937 and 1949. The letters are arranged first by Outgoing (arranged by date) followed by those Incoming (arranged by correspondent, then by date). The bulk of the letters are written by LaVerne to her husband, Henry T. Stoner, while he was in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Brazos (1937-1939), the U.S.S. Yorktown (1945), and the U.S.S. Chipola (1949). These letters mainly relate the almost daily events of friends and family in Seattle. Two of the incoming letters are from her mother (name unknown) in Seattle urging LaVerne to come back to Seattle while she is pregnant.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2008

Preferred Citation:

LaVerne Stoner Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2005

Biographical/Historical note

LaVerne Stoner (maiden name unknown) lived in Seattle, King County, Washington, and Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri, while her husband, Henry T. Stoner, served in the United States Navy on various ships, including the U.S.S. Brazos (Oiler A04) in the late 1930s, the U.S.S. Yorktown (Aircraft Carrier CV10) in 1945 and the U.S.S. Chipola (Oiler A063) in 1949. They married on October 19, 1937, and had at least one son, Richard, born in 1939.

Source(s)

Hall, Wade H. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Correspondence - Outgoing (1937 October 27 - 1938 February 21) Box SC0010 Folder 2068.01

Correspondence - Outgoing (1945 August 14 - 1949 October 11) Box SC0010 Folder 2068.02

Correspondence - Incoming Box SC0010 Folder 2068.03