Muriel Bunker papers
MSS-159

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Bunker, Muriel
Title
Muriel Bunker papers
ID
MSS-159
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1942-1945
Date [inclusive]
1942-2007
Extent
1.0 box One metal edge box
Language

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item] in the Muriel Bunker papers, MSS-159, Central Upper Michigan and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical note

A native of Marquette, Michigan, Muriel Bunker served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and was stationed in the United States, England, France, and Germany between 1944 and 1945. Before the war, Bunker had been a nurse's aide at the Newberry State Hospital in Newberry, Michigan. She was in the Women's Army Corps for seven months and nine days, from March 21, 1944 and September of 1945.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains letters from Marquette, Michigan native Muriel Bunker written while she served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. Most of the correspondence is from Muriel to her parents. Other correspondence includes letters from Muriel to her sister; from Muriel to Aunt Min and Uncle Ed Anderson; from her brother Earl to Muriel; from soldiers to mother. The bulk of the collection is dated between 1942 and 1945. The collection includes a few photographs; news clippings; flyers; samples of V-mail; and a CD and typed transcript of an interview with Bunker conducted by Sonya Chrisman on May 23, 2007.

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Arrangement note

Collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 6/15/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  6/15/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bunker, Muriel--Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 of 1 

Box
17-06-05-02

To Muriel from Earl Bunker, brother May 4, 1943 - June 6, 1945 

To Mr./ Mrs. Bunker from Earl Bunker, son March 13, 1945 

To Mrs. Bunker from various soldiers: Nov 1944 - Jan 16, 1945 

Muriel to Sister: April 4, 1942 - May 15, 1943 

Muriel Letters to Mrs. Paul Bunker (Anna); Mother July 1, 1942 - May 1, 1945 

Muriel to Mr. Paul Bunker (Father) March 23, 1943 - April 13, 1945 

Muriel to Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Anderson (Aunt Min and Uncle Ed): Jan 22, 1943 - Jan 24, 1944 

Muriel to Mr./ Mrs. Paul Bunker: April 19, 1942 - Nov 27, 1943 (Father and Mother) 

To Mr./Mrs. Bunker: Continued Dec 3, 1943 - May 16, 1944 

To Mr./Mrs. Bunker: Continued May 6, 1944 - Aug 12, 1944 

To Mr./Mrs. Bunker: Continued Aug 10, 1944 - Dec 23, 1944 

To Mr./Mrs. Bunker: Continued Jan 16, 1945 - April 23, 1945 

To Mr./Mrs. Bunker: Continued May 1, 1945 - Sept 1, 1945 

News Clippings, Flyers, War Ration Books 

Photographs 

Interview with Muriel Bunker by Sonya Chrisman, May 23, 2007 

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