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Draft card for William Lindsay White of New York City, New York. The card dates to 1942 and provides information like place of residence and physical description, including race, height, weight, and complexion. White received this card when he registered for the Selective Service System. At the time White registered, all American men between the ages of 18 and 45 were required to register for service in the military, for a time period lasting the duration of the war plus six months. White was the son of well-known newspaper editor William Allen White of Emporia, Kansas, and was an author, reporter, and newspaper editor in his own right. Though he did not serve in the military during World War II, he reported on the war, most notably filing nationally-syndicated reports from Finland, the Netherlands, and London during the Blitz.

Date: 1942

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Item Number: 309466
KSHS Identifier: 2002.60.282

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