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Guide to the Elizabeth M. Karcher Postcard MSS.3282

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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 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-03-03T12:40-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Elizabeth M. Karcher Postcard

Unit ID:

MSS.3282

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

1943 February 19

Abstract:

Postcard from Elizabeth ("Betty") M. Karcher in Alhambra, California, on 19 February 1943, to her family in Battle Creek. Michigan, telling them that she would be starting an aircraft drafting course the following month.

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Preferred Citation:

Elizabeth M. Karcher Postcard, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2011

Biographical/Historical note

Elizabeth ("Betty") M. Karcher was the only child of Lonn J. and Lela M. Karcher, born 11 August 1913, in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 1943, she applied for an aircraft drafting course with Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Aircraft Company in Pasadena, California. She died on 31 January 1997 in Sedona, Arizona.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a postcard from Elizabeth ("Betty") M. Karcher in Alhambra, California, on 19 February 1943, to her family in Battle Creek. Michigan, telling them that she would be starting an aircraft drafting course the following month. She also explains that upon starting the course she would become an employee of a company called Vega Aircraft, a subsidiary of the Lockheed Aircraft Company responsible for much of its parent company's production in World War II. She says that she has to pass a physical exam, an intelligence test, and be accepted by a Vega interviewer.

Postcard Box SC0066 Folder 3282.01