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Jeanne Monefeldt and Mary Paroissin correspondence and photographs

 Collection — Box: MS-051 001
Identifier: MS-051

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters, postcards, and photographs regarding the lives of the pen pals ranging from 1924 to 1985. The letters, which were regularly written mostly in French by the pen pals until Jeanne's death in 1985, document several major historic events and people, including Charles Lindbergh's visit to France and World War II. Additionally, the correspondence captures the daily lives of two women living in the 20th century.


  • 1924-1988


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

Jeanne Brill Monefeldt was born circa 1906, and lived Philadelpha and Chattanooga. Throughout most of her life, she corresponded with her French pen pal Mary Dupuy Paroissin, who was born on 1907 December 3 in Montmarault, France.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Edward Monefeldt, Jeanne Monefeldt's husband, to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 30 April 1987.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.



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Collection Area Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Manuscript Collections Collection Area

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Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA
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