WWII LETTERS DISCOVERED AT THE GAY-KIMBALL LIBRARY

From the Issue: 
December 2011
A treasure trove of letters including several v-mails written between 1942-1944 to Gay Kimball Librarian, Annie Clark, along with several lists of Troy citizens in the armed forces for that time period were recently discovered at the Library.  The letters were solicited by the Librarian and Library Trustees, George Ripley, A. H. Hanscom and J. T. Hawkins, to keep a record of all the Troy residents who were in the military and where they were stationed.  This correspondence ranges from short postcards to multi-page letters describing living conditions, weather and state of mind.

Now, these letters are now available to everyone!!  Easily find them by clicking on the link found on the Library’s web page – www.troylibrary.us.  There are many surnames familiar to current Troy residents, so don’t be surprised to find one of your relatives wrote the Library a letter.  The accessibility of this collection of letters was made possible by the hard work of a wonderful volunteer who scanned all the documents, and Library staff who uploaded them.  To see the original copies and the two directories that have not yet been scanned, please stop by the Gay Kimball Library during our regular hours.