Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Nancy Lee Moss letters

Abstract

The Nancy Lee Moss letters (dated 1917-1925; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters to Nancy, in West Virginia, from her boyfriend and brother while they served in the US Army during World War I.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Nancy Lee Moss letters
Creator
Moss, Nancy Lee, 1894-1985
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Family.
Letters.
Long-distance relationships.
Love-letters
Man-woman relationships -- United States -- 20th century
Marriage
Military life.
Ocean travel
Soldiers -- Correspondence
World War, 1914-1918.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0403: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Nancy Lee Moss letters, 1917-1925, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Nancy Lee Moss (1894-1985) was born in West Virginia to Hubert Moss (b. 1845) and Jennie Lee (1872-1952). In 1925, she married Charles E. Rollyson (1889-1943), a World War I veteran and superintendent of a coal mine. No other biographical information available.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Nancy Lee Moss letters (dated 1917-1925; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters to Nancy, in West Virginia, from her boyfriend and brother while he served in the US Army during World War I. The collection also contains letters from her husband while he travelled for business trips. The letters discuss the trip overseas, irritation at the slow rate the Army moves at, the possibility of the two men running into each other, and how much they miss her and home. The letters from her husband discuss his business trips, opinions on his method of travel - railroads - and how he misses her.
The Nancy Lee Moss letters are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Letters to Nancy Lee Moss, 1917-1918

  • Box WH-22, folder 1
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