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The Resource The whole damned world : New Mexico Aggies at war, 1941-1945 : World War II correspondence of Dean Daniel B. Jett, Martha Shipman Andrews, editor ; with an introduction by Richard A. Melzer

The whole damned world : New Mexico Aggies at war, 1941-1945 : World War II correspondence of Dean Daniel B. Jett, Martha Shipman Andrews, editor ; with an introduction by Richard A. Melzer

Label
The whole damned world : New Mexico Aggies at war, 1941-1945 : World War II correspondence of Dean Daniel B. Jett
Title
The whole damned world
Title remainder
New Mexico Aggies at war, 1941-1945 : World War II correspondence of Dean Daniel B. Jett
Statement of responsibility
Martha Shipman Andrews, editor ; with an introduction by Richard A. Melzer
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Daniel B. Jett, the Dean of Engineering from 1938 to 1947 at what was known then as the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later NMSU), carried on a personal correspondence with hundreds of his former students during World War II. Known affectionately as "Dad" Jett, Dean Jett was beloved by his students. During the war years, Jett composed class newsletters and wrote scores of letters to each of the men and women of the School of Engineering who served overseas or stateside. His tireless energy and enthusiasm boosted morale among those serving as soldiers or nurses, as well as those at home fighting to keep the school on an even keel during hard times. Jett's students wrote to him as well. These letters provide indelible insights into the lives of young men and women involved in cataclysmic world events. The letters reveal a nostalgia for the college, infused with hope for returning to the school when the war ended
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/8173
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D811.5
LC item number
.J47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The whole damned world : New Mexico Aggies at war, 1941-1945 : World War II correspondence of Dean Daniel B. Jett, Martha Shipman Andrews, editor ; with an introduction by Richard A. Melzer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aggies go to war -- Finding a job to do -- Flyboys -- Engineers -- Coeds at war -- Overseas duty : Europe and Africa -- China-Burma-India -- The Aleutians, South and Central Pacific, and Japan -- Civilian war work -- The cost of war -- Homecoming
Control code
265731739
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 371 pages
Isbn
9781890689384
Lccn
2008043611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Richard Melzer's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, 1 May 2009. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)265731739
Label
The whole damned world : New Mexico Aggies at war, 1941-1945 : World War II correspondence of Dean Daniel B. Jett, Martha Shipman Andrews, editor ; with an introduction by Richard A. Melzer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aggies go to war -- Finding a job to do -- Flyboys -- Engineers -- Coeds at war -- Overseas duty : Europe and Africa -- China-Burma-India -- The Aleutians, South and Central Pacific, and Japan -- Civilian war work -- The cost of war -- Homecoming
Control code
265731739
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 371 pages
Isbn
9781890689384
Lccn
2008043611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Richard Melzer's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, 1 May 2009. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)265731739

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