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Dewar family papers

Identifier: c-00492

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of 22 letters from Sgt. Donald M. Dewar, stationed with the United States Air Force in the Netherlands East Indies, to his mother, Jennie (Mrs. Neil A.) Dewar and sister Marion in Flint, Michigan, in 1944 and 1945. These letters reflect the day-to-day life of the military bases fairly remote from the actual fighting, and contain no references to actual warfare.

The balance of the correspondence consists of letters, notes, and cards from Mrs. Dewar's friends and acquaintances, both in Michigan and other states. Some of these appear to be fellow members of the Flint chapter of the Women's Auxillary of the United Spanish War Veterans (see collection c.501).

Five newspaper clippings complete the collection.


  • Creation: 1922 - 1948
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1944 - 1948

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.


0.25 Cubic Feet (, 6 folders)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Gift of Melvin E. Banner, 1975-12-22.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Dewar Family Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
June 1976
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US