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Wheeler family collection

Identifier: MSS-0026

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters written to and from the Wheeler family and friends. The majority are correspondence between Betty and her mother, Becca Howell, while Betty lived within the United States and Europe. Some of Betty's letters are from her life before marriage. There are also some letters between Betty and extended family and friends as well as postcards from when Betty's parents took Bim to Canada. The collection also includes newspaper clippings of World War II and several enclosed photographs of the Wheeler Family, as well as Betty’s personal planners, and a scrapbook.

There are also some empty envelopes and partial letters that were found and kept within the collection.

This collection is arranged in

Series I: Pre-Marriage Series II: Pre-WWII Series III: WWII Series IV: Post-WWII, Series V: General Staff Series VI: Joint Chiefs of Staff Series VII: Post-Joint Chiefs of Staff


  • 1926 - 1973


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access. This collection is open to the public.

Conditions Governing Use

Towson University Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is the owner of the original materials and digitized images in our collections; however, the collection may contain materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials. Consult with SCUA to determine if we can provide permission for use.


4.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Wheeler family collection
Sara Cantler, revised by John Esh
Fall 2018, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Towson University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Albert S. Cook Library
8000 York Rd
Towson MD 21252 United States