Interview with Margaret Anne Cummings


Interview with Margaret Anne Cummings about her experience as a military wife during World War II, and post-war life with her husband Franklin. Cummings discusses moving to "the country" while her husband served (she does not specify which branch of service) out of state and overseas, the birth of their daughter, and Franklin's service as a cook during the war in Europe. She also discusses the service of other friends and family, and the finances of the family during wartime. Cummings went on to teach in the Kansas City, MO, school district from 1958-1981.

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Video Recording
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This project was funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library.
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Veteran's Oral History Project, VHP-VHS-001

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