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  Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
 Decade: 1940-1949
[Birthday Card to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 24, 1945]

[Birthday Card to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 24, 1945]

Date: December 24, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: A card addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere on her birthday. It reads: "When someone has a friend like YOU/Steady, kind, staunch and true/A friend who can always understand/And gladly lends a helping hand./Then what a pleasure to express/Best wishes for your happiness/And what a pleasure to extend/Birthday greetings to you, my friend." It is signed "Miss Sallie." It has purple flowers on the front, as well as the words "Birthday Greetings to You."
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Certificate Presented to Clara Evans Willis]

[Certificate Presented to Clara Evans Willis]

Date: February 5, 1946
Creator: United Services Organization
Description: Certificate awarded to Clara Evans Willis for her work with the USO during World War II. It reads: "In Recognition of Meritorious Service in USO War Work, this certificate is presented to Mrs. J. T. Willis. February 5, 1946." It is signed by the chairman and the president of the United Services Organization.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Clara Willis in Clinton, Missouri]

[Clara Willis in Clinton, Missouri]

Date: July 25, 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Clara Willis standing in front of a house in Clinton, Missouri. A car is parked on the far left side of the photo.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Clara Willis Reading a Letter]

[Clara Willis Reading a Letter]

Date: August 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Clara Willis standing on the porch of her home, reading a letter from John Todd Willis, Jr.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Hester Beck at Her College Graduation]

[Hester Beck at Her College Graduation]

Date: 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Hester Mae Beck in her cap and robe at her college graduation at Baylor University in 1945. She is holding her diploma in front of her, and smiles at the camera.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Hester Beck Outside Theater]

[Hester Beck Outside Theater]

Date: [1940..1950]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Hester Beck outside what appears to be a movie theater. She holds something in her hands, and smiles at the camera.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Home of Clara and John T. Willis, Sr.]

[Home of Clara and John T. Willis, Sr.]

Date: June 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the home of Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. at 2025 Colcord Avenue taken in June of 1943. The photo shows the porch and sidewalk leading up to the porch.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[John Todd Willis, Jr. at Fort Dix]

[John Todd Willis, Jr. at Fort Dix]

Date: [1942-12..1943-01]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of John Todd Willis, Jr. standing in the snow at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in his army uniform. Trees and houses are visible behind him.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Letter from Clara Evans Willis to John C. Lattimore, January 6, 1943]

[Letter from Clara Evans Willis to John C. Lattimore, January 6, 1943]

Date: January 3, 1943
Creator: Willis, Nancy Clara Evans
Description: Letter from Clara Willis to John C. Lattimore on January 6, 1943, lamenting the entrance of Lattimore and Clara Willis's son Todd into the army, and their subsequent departure from Waco. She goes on to mention the weather in Grand Rapids, where Lattimore is stationed, and discusses the weather in Waco. She mentions that her son is on leave in Richmond, Virginia, and expresses her pride in Lattimore's entrance into the army.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Letter from James M. Kendrick to Clara Willis, July 18, 1944]

[Letter from James M. Kendrick to Clara Willis, July 18, 1944]

Date: July 18, 1944
Creator: Kendrick, James M.
Description: Letter from James M. Kendrick to Clara Willis on July 18, 1944, asking after her health. He suggests car rides as a means of convalescence, going on to say that he believes he's outgrown them and he hasn't been sick in a while. He goes on to describe the rain and the effect it's had on his tent and the ground where he's stationed. He asks after Clara's son Todd, imagining him in Rome sight-seeing. He tells his aunt to get his mother to settle down, and asks after the rest of the family.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
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