Goodknight Collection,1941-1944

Descriptive Summary

Title
Goodknight Collection,1941-1944
Creator
Goodknight Family
Extent
1 box,.5 c.f.
Subjects
Goodnight, Lillian Prewitt- Correspondence
Women genealogists--Correspondence
World War, 1939-1945--Hawaii
History--Societies, etc.
Patriotic societies--United States
Goodknight, Clifton Shealey
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Goodknight's hosted many young servicemen who were stationed in Hawaii and received many letters of gratitude from the men and their families back home. Lillian Goodknight was also a genealogist and member of the Kentucky and Missouri Historical Societies and the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Scope and Content
This collection contains letters written to Clifton Shealey and Lillian Prewitt Goodknight of Honolulu, Hawaii from friends in the States and servicemen and their families during World War II. Some of the letters discuss Lillian Goodknight's memberships and related activities.
Arrangement: Correspondence is arranged chronologically; other subgroups consist of genealogy, clippings, and miscellaneous writings.

Contents of the Collection

Letters, Dec. 13, 1941 - Mar. 9, 1943

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Letters, Mar. 12 - May 24, 1943

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Letters, May 26 - Sept. 16, 1943

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Letters, Sept. 20, 1943 - Apr. 2, 1944 and n.d.

  • Box 1, folder 4
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