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1946

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Oberursel (Germany) - On temporary duty near Frankfurt. Saw Sig Holden; is now in charge of two ski lodges in Bavaria.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Aug. 11

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Would like 120 film for Christmas. Toured Berchtesgarten with 50 soldiers.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Nov. 16

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Promotion in the works. Is selecting men to go to Third Army Basketball Officiating School. Letter written on a letter from Ernest Binns complaining that Joe had written so seldom he thought he must be injured.

Joseph Langland Papers

1946 Feb. 8

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Munich (Germany) - Sending a printed menu for dinner and supper from the officers' mess: "From this menu you might judge we eat in style. Actually, we do. But I do not really enjoy it much."

Joseph Langland Papers

1946 Jan. 14

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Munich (Germany) - Inspected ski lodge at Bayrischyell, a former SS ski lodge under Hitler.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 13

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Germany - Mother's Day, and American holiday. Visit to Bad Berks resort, saw three American nurses while GIs are not allowed to speak to women; boys with a radio started dancing.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 July 30

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Langland family

Augsburg (Germany) - Is now assigned to Military Government work, "my biggest mission is the welfare, the happiness, and the useful education and occupation of the leisure time of the enlisted men. So I am doing everything from opening beer bars, sponsoring dances, umpiring and scheduling all sorts of athletic events, arranging travel tours of southern Bavaria..." Account of his activities ... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1946 Jan. 22

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Munich (Germany) - Will not be home until some time in March. Does not know any longer what he wants to do when he gets home: Iowa may still be a possibility, has been encouraged to work in journalism, funds for teaching creative writing are limited; Dana will wish him back but not until Fall, and they cannot afford the lapse. Similar doubts about finding a permanent home: where would it be? Got sick on ... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Dec.

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Wonders what Judy things of Iowa now. Has become official historian for Bavaria, temporarily assigned to write official reports on military government policies.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Nov.

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Sending a request from a German woman to get into the house to retrieve potatoes: "It is so choice I have saved it for the record. I let her get into the house once to secure some things, and then on it was a flat 'no.' If the Germans have one characteristic it is this, give them and inch and they'll take a mile. That is the way they individually act!"

Joseph Langland Papers