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This correspondence was written to and from Marion and Pauline Beatty during World War II. Pauline married Marion, a Kansas state legislator, on October 25, 1939. At Winter General Hospital in Topeka (now Topeka Veteran's Administration Medical Center), Pauline became the assistant registrar at a time when the first patients from World War II were flown in from Africa. In 1942, Marion was assigned to the judge advocate branch of the U.S. Army, and the two moved to Washington, D.C. In 1943, Pauline became the office manager of the Petroleum Industry War Council, a quasi-government agency established by the American Petroleum Institute whose function was to facilitate the movement of oil to the fighting front. In March 1945, Marion served as a judge of a military government court in Augsburg, Germany. Pauline worked with German children's groups through the Army Red Cross liaison and attended the Nuremberg military trials for a week. Pauline was a member of a group of military wives who were the first non-military women from the West to tour Prague and the western part of Czechoslovakia. Following the trials, the two returned to Topeka in October 1947. Pauline became active in Democratic Party politics, campaigning for Marion, who was elected Shawnee County District Judge.

Date: 1942 - 1945

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Marion and Pauline Beatty correspondence - Correspondence: 1942-1945

Item Number: 316424
Call Number: Beatty Collection
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 316424

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