This correspondence concerns the use of convicted criminals as soldiers in the U.S. military. Mrs. W.A. Chambers asks Governor Schoeppel if he had considered using convicts as soldiers because they "already know the word discipline." Governor Schoeppel's secretary W.F. Turrentine responds by explaining that such men have already been accepted in the military and granted a military pardon in exchange for their service during World War II.
Creator: Chambers, W. A., 1910-1990
Date: October 07, 1943-October 12, 1943
This item can be used to provide students with some insight into the home front during World War II. In particular, this correspondence demonstrates that all avenues of manpower were explored during the conflict.
11th Grade, Benchmark 2, World War II home front (indicator 6)
Item Number: 217115
Call Number: Governor's Records, Governor Andrew Schoeppel, Box 63, Folder 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217115
Collections - State Archives - Governor's Records - Schoeppel, Andrew F.
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930-1945 (US_Benchmark 2) - World War II home front (Indicator 6)
Date - 1940s - 1943
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Schoeppel, Andrew F.
Military - Wars - World War II - Homefront
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Schoeppel, Andrew Frank, 1894-1962
Places - Cities and towns - Emporia
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Lyon
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - World War II, 1939 - 1945
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters