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B.L. Pemstein Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 200

Scope and Content

The collection primarily is comprised of correspondence written in 1943-1944 by B.L. "Bunny" Pemstein, a young Jewish Navy recruit stationed at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Key West during World War II. The letters are addressed to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Pemstein, in Worcester, Massachusetts. The letters provide valuable information about life at a South Florida Naval station during the war. Pemstein discusses his training and work as a hospital corpsman, his off duty activities, baseball, his dating of Waves and other women, and the war itself. Some of the letters include enclosures such as photographs and news clippings, as well as copies of "The Scalpel," the newsletter for the Naval Hospital.

Dates

  • 1943-1944

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

0.4 Linear feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence of B.L. "Bunny" Pemstein, a young Jewish Navy recruit stationed at Key West during World War II.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Related Material

The Naval Historical Collection of the Naval War College in Rhode Island holds a set of Bernard L. Pemstein Papers comprised of correspondence sent from the Training Station in Newport and from the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA, in 1943.

Title
A Guide to the B.L. Pemstein Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Dept. Staff
Date
July 2007
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755