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Found In The Archives: A Christmas Letter Recipe

Today we offer you a Christmas Letter we came across in our Anthony J. Stanonis Collection.

The Anthony J. Stanonis Collection contains correspondence, daily calendars, diaries, journals, pocket notebooks, photograph albums and scrapbooks related to travel, tourism and daily life as recorded by the creators of the items.  Albums and scrapbooks related to travel cover regional and cross-country trips in the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe by automobile, train, plane and boat. The date range of the collection spans from 1890 to 1987, but the bulk of the traveling ranges from the 1930s to the 1960s. All items were bought by Anthony J. Stanonis from eBay for academic research related to travel and tourism.

When you take holiday themed stationary

+ a pinch of foul language (and questionable grammar)

+ a hand drawn cartoon (and holly identified as spinach)

You get = A festive holiday letter between friends

christmas letter

The letter reads:

Dear Duke,

You are sweet. So I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and the Happiest Damn New year you most ever had.


To look at this and other letters, scrapbooks, and travel diaries from the Stanonis Collection please visit the Special Collections and Archives Booth-Bricker Reading Room, Monday-Friday from 9:00-4:30.