Nine PBS–U.S. Navy Lieutenant J.G. Jean Schwarting Anderson was a WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II. A St. Louis native, she wrote extensive letters back home to family. On a recent episode of Living St. Louis, Ruth Ezell spoke with Phyllis Carlyle, Anderson’s daughter, to explore Anderson’s life and the legacy of the letters Anderson left to SHSMO. Heather Richmond, SHSMO archivist, also talks to Ezell about the SHSMO World War II Letters collection.
Register online now for the sixty-third annual Missouri Conference on History to be held virtually on March 10-12. The conference, hosted by the State Historical Society of Missouri, brings together scholars, teachers, and other professional historians to share in the presentation of research, to exchange information on teaching and curriculum, to consider ways to promote the welfare of the profession and general interest in history, and to discuss other concerns common to all historians.