Muriel Bunker papers
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A native of Marquette, Muriel Bunker served as a medic in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and was stationed in the United States, England, France, and Germany between 1943 and 1945. Before the war, Bunker had been a nurse's aide at the Newberry State Hospital in Newberry, Michigan. She was in Reims, France when Germany surrendered to the Allies. After the war ended, she was posted to General Eisenhower’s headquarters in Germany. Following the war, Muriel worked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a telephone operator, trainer, and supervisor.
The collection contains letters to and from Bunker while she served in the Women's Army Corps. Most of the correspondence is from Muriel to her parents Anna and Paul Bunker. Other correspondence includes letters between Muriel and her brother Earl, from Muriel to her Aunt Min and Uncle Ed Anderson, and from friends of Muriel and Earl Bunker to their parents Anna and Paul Bunker. The bulk of the collection is dated between 1942 and 1945. Besides the correspondence, the collection includes a few photographs, news clippings, flyers, and an interview with Bunker conducted by Sonya Chrisman on May 23, 2007.
The Library of Congress also has an oral history interview with Muriel Bunker that can be accessed here.
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