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Wayne University Enlisted Men's Alumni Association: The Weekly Chit-Chat

 Collection
Identifier: WSR002176
The first letter collected here is "The Weekly Chit-Chat #38," dated April 27, 1944; the last is "The Chit-Chat #56," dated June 23, 1945.

Dates

  • 1944 - 1945

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 OS)

Abstract

This collection consists of newsletters sent to student athletes and former student athletes of Wayne University serving in the military during World War II. The newsletters, written and compiled by George B. Sherman of the university's Athletic Department, collected information and anecdotes submitted by servicemen affiliated with athletics at Wayne, as well as reports on the progress of Wayne's sports teams. The newsletter was originally titled "The Weekly Chit-Chat," until Sherman renamed it "The Chit-Chat" in November 1944, acknowledging that he had been unable to maintain a weekly schedule. The first letter collected here is "The Weekly Chit-Chat #38," dated April 27, 1944; the last is "The Chit-Chat #56," dated June 23, 1945.

History

This collection consists of newsletters sent to student athletes and former student athletes of Wayne University serving in the military during World War II. The newsletters, written and compiled by George B. Sherman of the university's Athletic Department, collected information and anecdotes submitted by servicemen affiliated with athletics at Wayne, as well as reports on the progress of Wayne's sports teams. The newsletter was originally titled "The Weekly Chit-Chat," until Sherman renamed it "The Chit-Chat" in November 1944, acknowledging that he had been unable to maintain a weekly schedule.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

Donated by Homer Strong.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Casey Westerman on March 26, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Wayne University Enlisted Men's Alumni Association: The Weekly Chit-Chat
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Casey Westerman.
Date
2014-03-26
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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