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"I swore to myself many, many times that if I were spared, the rest of my life would be all for you." (Letter to Betty, 9/20/1945).

   Ralph Samuel Jaffe
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Ralph Jaffe in uniform, Newport, RI [n.d.]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Service Location: Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Meade, Maryland; Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Manila (Philippines); Pacific Theater
Rank: Private First Class
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Drafted into the Army at the age of 37, Private First Class Ralph Samuel Jaffe departed his home in Rhode Island for basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in late 1944. Keeping up with his cohort, some of whom were nearly 20 years younger, proved immensely physically and emotionally challenging. Also difficult was the separation from his wife, Betty, and his two children, and the loneliness and lack of connection he felt as an older man among teenagers. The nearly 600 letters that he exchanged with Betty offer perspective not only on his experience, but also on Betty’s, as she coped with managing the family hardware store back in Rhode Island.

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Daily News Digest [4/6/1945] Daily News Digest [4/23/1945] 
  
 Personal Correspondence (560 items)
Letter to his wife from Ralph Jaffe [12/21/1944] Letter to Ralph from Betty [12/20 - 12/23/1944] Letter from Jaffe's daughter Rita [12/27/1944]
Letter to his wife from Ralph Jaffe [12/22/1944] Letter to his wife from Ralph Jaffe [12/23/1944] Letter to Ralph from Betty [12/23 - 12/25/1944]
Letter to his wife from Ralph Jaffe [12/24/1944] Letter to Ralph from Betty [12/25 - 12/26/1944] Letter to his wife from Ralph Jaffe [12/25/1944]
Letter to his wife from Ralph Jaffe [12/26/1944] Letter to Ralph from Betty [12/26 - 12/27/1944] Letter from Jaffe's daughter Rita, written on a store receipt [12/28/1944]
Letter to his wife from Ralph Jaffe [12/27/1944] Letter to his wife from Ralph Jaffe [12/28/1944] Letter to Ralph from Betty [12/27 - 12/28/1944]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [12/29/1944] Letter to Ralph from Betty [12/29 - 12/30/1944] Letter to his wife from Ralph Jaffe [12/29/1944]
Letter to his wife from Ralph Jaffe [12/31/1944] Hallmark anniversary card for Jaffe and his wife from their children [1/1/1945] Anniversary card from Betty to Ralph [1/1/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [12/30/1944 - 1/1/1945] Letter to Betty [1/1/1945] Letter to Betty [1/2/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/1 - 1/2/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/2 - 1/3/1945] Letter to Betty [1/3/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/3 - 1/4/1945] Letter to Betty [1/4/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/4 - 1/5/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/5/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/5/1945] Letter to Betty [1/5/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/7/1945] Letter to Betty [1/6/1945] Letter to Betty [1/7/1945]
Letter to Betty [1/7/1945] Letter to Betty [1/7/1945] Letter to Betty [1/7/1945]
Letter to Betty [1/7/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/8/1945] Letter to Betty [1/8/1945]
Letter to Betty [1/9/1945] Letter to Betty [1/9/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/9/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/10/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/11/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/12/1945]
Letter to Betty [1/12/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/13/1945] Letter to Betty [1/13/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/14/1945] Letter to Betty [1/14/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/15/1945]
Letter to Betty [1/15/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/16/1945] Letter to Betty [1/16/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/17/1945] Letter to Betty [1/17/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/18/1945]
Letter to Betty [1/18/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/18/1945] Letter to Betty [1/19/1945]
Letter to Betty [1/20/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/20/1945] Letter to Betty [1/21/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/21/1945] Letter to Betty [1/22/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/22/1945]
Letter to Betty [1/23/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/23/1945] Letter to Betty [1/25/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/24/1945] Letter to Betty [1/26/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/25/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/26/1945] Letter to Betty [1/27/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/27/1945]
Letter to Betty [1/28/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/28/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/28 - 1/29/1945]
Letter to Betty [1/29/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/30/1945] Letter to Betty [1/30/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [1/31/1945] Letter to Betty [1/31/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/1/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/1/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/2/1945] Letter to Betty [2/2/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/3/1945] Letter to Betty [2/3/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/4/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/4/1945] Letter to Betty [2/4/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/5/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/5/1945] Letter to Betty [2/5/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/7/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/7/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/8/1945] Letter to Betty [2/8/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/9/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/9/1945] Letter to Betty [2/9/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/10/1945] Letter to Betty [2/10/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/11 - 2/12/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/11/1945] Valentine's Card to Ralph from Betty [2/14/1945] Letter to Betty [2/12/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/13/1945] Valentine's Day card for Betty [2/14/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/13/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/14/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/14/1945] Letter to Betty [2/15/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/15/1945] Letter to Betty [2/16/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/16/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/17/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/17/1945] Letter to Betty [2/18/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/18/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/18/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/17 - 2/18/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/19/1945] Letter to Betty [2/20/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/20/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/21/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/21/1945] Letter to Betty [2/22/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/21 - 2/22/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/22/1945] Letter to Betty [2/23/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/23/1945] Postcard from Jaffe's son, Stanley [2/24/1945] Letter to Betty [2/24/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/24/1945] Letter to Betty [2/25/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/25/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/26/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/26/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/26/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/27/1945] Letter to Betty [2/27/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/28/1945]
Letter to Betty [2/28/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [2/28/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/1/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/1/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/1 - 3/2/1945] Letter to Betty [3/2/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/3/1945] Letter to Betty [3/3/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/3 - 3/4/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/4/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/4 - 3/5/1945] Letter to Betty [3/5/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/6/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/6/1945] Letter to Betty [3/7/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/7/1945] Letter to Betty [3/8/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/8/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/9/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/9/1945] Letter to Betty [3/10/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/10/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/11/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/12/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/12/1945] Letter to Betty [3/12/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/13/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/13/1945] Letter to Betty [3/13/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/14 - 3/15/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/14/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/15/1945] Letter to Betty [3/15/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/17/1945] Letter to Betty [3/16/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/17 - 3/18/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/17/1945] Letter to Betty [3/18/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/19/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/19 - 3/20/1945] Letter to Betty [3/19/1945] Letter to Betty [3/19/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/20/1945] Letter to Betty [3/21/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/21/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/21 - 3/22/1945] Letter to Betty [3/22/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/22/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/23/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/23/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/23/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/25/1945] Letter to Betty [3/25/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/24 - 3/25/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/27/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/27 - 3/28/1945] Letter to Betty [3/26/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/27/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/28 - 3/29/1945] Letter to Betty [3/28/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/28/1945] Letter to Betty [3/29/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/29/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/30/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/30/1945] Letter to Ralph Jaffe from Mr. and Mrs. Louis Occas [3/26/1945]
Letter to Betty [3/31/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [3/30 - 3/31/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/1/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/1/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/1 - 4/2/1945] Letter to Betty [4/2/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/2 - 4/3/1945] Letter to Betty [4/3/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/4/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/4/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/5/1945] Letter to Betty [4/5/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/6/1945] Letter to Betty [4/5/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/7/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/6/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/7 - 4/8/1945] Letter to Betty [4/7/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/9/1945] Letter to Betty [4/8/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/9/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/9/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/10/1945] Letter to Betty [4/10/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/10 - 4/11/1945] Letter to Betty [4/11/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/12/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/12/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/12 - 4/13/1945] Letter to Betty [4/13/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/14/1945] Letter to Betty [4/14/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/14 - 4/15/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/16/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/16/1945] Letter to Betty [4/17/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/17/1945] Letter to Betty [4/18/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/18/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/18/1945] Letter to Betty [4/18/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/19/1945]
Letter from Jaffe's daughter Rita, concerning the death of President Roosevelt [4/13/1945] Letter to Betty [4/20/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/20/1945]
Letter from Jaffe's daughter Rita [4/21/1945] Letter to Betty [4/21/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/21/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/22/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/21 - 4/22/1945] Letter to Betty [4/23/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/22 - 4/23/1945] Letter to Betty [4/23/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/23 - 4/24/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/24/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/25/1945] Letter to Betty [4/24/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/25 - 4/26/1945] Letter to Betty [4/25/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [4/27/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/26/1945] Letter to Betty [4/27/1945] Letter to Betty [4/28/1945]
Letter to Betty [4/29/1945] Telegram to Betty [5/2/1945] Letter and Mother's Day card to Betty [5/13/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/12 - 5/13/1945] Letter to Betty [5/14/1945] Letter to Betty [5/14/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/14/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/14 - 5/15/1945] Letter to Betty [5/15/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/15 - 5/16/1945] Letter to Betty [5/16/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/16 - 5/17/1945]
Letter to Betty [5/17/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/17 - 5/18/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/18 - 5/19/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/19/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/20 - 5/21/1945] Letter to Betty [5/20/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/21 - 5/22/1945] Letter to Betty [5/21/1945] Letter to Betty [5/21/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/22 - 5/23/1945] Letter to Betty [5/22/1945] Letter to Betty [5/22/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/24/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/24 - 5/25/1945] Letter to Betty [5/23/1945]
Letter to Betty [5/24/1945] Letter to Betty [5/24/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/25 - 5/26/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/27/1945] Letter to Betty [5/28/1945] Letter to Betty [5/28/1945]
Letter to Betty [5/28/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/28/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/28 - 5/29/1945]
Letter to Betty [5/29/1945] Letter to Betty [5/29/1945] Letter to Betty [5/29/1945]
Postcard from Jaffe's daughter Rita [5/30/1945] Telegram to Betty [5/30/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/29 -5/30/1945]
Letter to Betty [5/30/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/31/1945] Letter to Betty [5/31/1945]
Letter to Betty [5/31/1945] Letter to Betty [5/31/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [5/31/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/1/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/3/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/4/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/4/1945] Letter to Betty [6/4/1945] Letter to Betty [6/4/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/4 - 6/5/1945] Letter to Betty [6/4/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/5 - 6/6/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/6/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/7/1945] Letter to Betty [6/7/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/8/1945] Letter to Betty [6/8/1945] Letter to Betty [6/8/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/8 - 6/9/1945] Letter to Betty [6/9/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/9/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/9/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/9 - 6/10/1945] Letter from Jaffe's son, Stanley [6/10/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/10/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/10/1945] Letter to Betty [6/10/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/11/1945] Letter to Betty [6/10/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/11 -6/12/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/11/1945] Letter to Betty [6/11/1945] Letter to Betty [6/11-16/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/12 - 6/13/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/13/1945] Postcard from Rita Jaffe to Ralph [6/13/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/13 - 6/14/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/14/1945] Letter from Jaffe's daughter Rita [6/15/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/14 - 6/15/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/15 - 6/16/1945] Telegram to Betty [6/17/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/16 - 6/17/1945] Letter to Betty [6/17/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/17 - 6/18/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/17/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/18 - 6/19/1945] Letter to Betty [6/18/1945]
Father's Day card from Betty to Ralph [n.d.] Letter to Betty [6/18/1945] Letter to Betty [6/18/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/19 - 6/20/1945] Letter to Betty [6/19/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/20 - 6/21/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/20/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/21/1945] Letter to Betty [6/21/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/21 - 6/22/1945] Letter from Jaffe's daughter Rita [6/21/1945] Letter to Betty [6/21/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/22 - 6/23/1945] Letter to Betty [6/21/1945] Letter to Senator Green from unidentified writer [6/22/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/22/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/23 - 6/24/1945] Letter to Betty [6/22/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/25 - 6/26/1945] Letter to Betty [6/23/1945] Letter to Betty [6/23/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/24/1945] Letter to Betty [6/24/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/25 - 6/26/1945]
Telegram to Betty [6/25/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/26 - 6/27/1945] Letter to Betty [6/25/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/25/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/27 - 6/28/1945] Letter to Betty [6/26/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/28 - 6/29/1945] Letter to Betty [6/27/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/29 - 6/30/1945]
Letter to Betty [6/30/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [6/30 - 7/1/1945] Letter to Betty [7/1/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/1 - 7/2/1945] Letter to Betty [7/3/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/2 - 7/3/1945]
Letter to Betty [7/5/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/3 - 7/4/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/4 - 7/5/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/5 - 7/6/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/6 - 7/7/1945] Letter to Betty [7/8/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/7 - 7/8/1945] Letter to Betty [7/9/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/9/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/9 - 7/10/1945] Letter to Betty [7/11/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/10 - 7/11/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/11 - 7/12/1945] Letter to Betty [7/13/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/12 - 7/13/1945]
Letter to Betty [7/15/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/13 - 7/14/1945] Letter to Betty [7/16/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/14 - 7/15/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/16/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/16 - 7/17/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/17 - 7/18/1945] Letter to Betty [7/17/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/18 - 7/19/1945]
Letter to Betty [7/19/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/20 - 7/21/1945] Letter to Betty [7/20/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/21 - 7/22/1945] Letter to Betty [7/23/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/22 - 7/23/1945]
Letter to Betty [7/23/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/23 - 7/24/1945] Letter to Betty [7/24/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/24 - 7/25/1945] Telegram to Betty [7/25/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/25 - 7/26/1945]
Letter to Betty [7/25/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/26 - 7/27/1945] Letter to Betty [7/26/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/27 - 7/28/1945] Letter to Betty [7/27/1945] Letter to Betty [7/27/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/29 - 7/30/1945] Letter to Betty [7/28/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/30/1945]
Letter to Betty [7/29/1945] Letter to Betty [7/29/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/30 - 7/31/1945]
Letter to Betty [7/30/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [7/31/1945] Letter to Betty [7/31/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/1 - 8/2/1945] Letter to Betty [8/1/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/2 - 8/3/1945]
Letter to Betty [8/2/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/3 - 8/4/1945] Letter to Betty [8/3/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/4 - 8/5/1945] Letter to Betty [8/4/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/5 - 8/6/1945]
Letter to Betty [8/5/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/6 - 8/7/1945] Letter to Betty [8/6/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/7/1945] Letter to Betty [8/7/1945] Letter on business stationary from Jaffe's son, Stanley [7/3/1945]
Letter from Jaffe's son, Stanley [7/9/1945] Letter from Jaffe's son, Stanley [7/27/1945] Letter from Jaffe's son, Stanley [8/1/1945]
Letter to Betty [8/8/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/8 - 8/9/1945] Letter to Betty [8/9/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/9 - 8/10/1945] Letter to Betty [8/10/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/10 - 8/11/1945]
Letter to Betty [8/11/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/11 - 8/12/1945] Letter to Betty [8/12/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/13/1945] Letter to Betty [8/12/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/13/1945]
Letter to Betty [8/13/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/14/1945] Letter to Betty [8/14/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/14 - 8/15/1945] Letter to Betty [8/15/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/15 - 8/16/1945]
Letter to Betty [8/16/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/17/1945] Letter to Betty [8/17/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/17 - 8/18/1945] Letter to Betty [8/18/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/18 - 8/19/1945]
Letter to Betty [8/19/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/20/1945] Letter to Betty [8/20/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/20 - 8/21/1945] Letter to Betty [8/21/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/21 - 8/22/1945]
Letter to Betty [8/22/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/22 - 8/23/1945] Letter to Betty [8/25/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/23 - 8/24/1945] Letter to Betty [8/24/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/24 - 8/25/1945]
Letter to Betty [8/25/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/25 - 8/26/1945] Letter to Betty [8/25/1945]
Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/26 - 8/27/1945] Letter to Betty [8/27/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/27 - 8/28/1945]
Letter to Betty [8/28/1945] Letter to Ralph from Betty [8/29/1945] Letter to Betty [8/29/1945]
Telegram to Betty [8/30/1945] Letter to Betty [8/30/1945] Letter to Betty [8/31/1945]
Letter to Betty [9/1/1945] Letter to Betty [9/2/1945] Letter to Betty [9/3/1945]
Letter to Betty [9/4/1945] Letter to Betty [9/5/1945] Letter to Betty [9/6/1945]
Letter to Betty [9/7/1945] Letter to Betty [9/8/1945] Letter to Betty [9/8/1945]
Letter to Betty [9/9/1945] Letter to Betty [9/10/1945] Letter to Betty [9/11/1945]
Letter to Betty [9/12/1945] Letter to Betty [9/13/1945] Letter to Betty [9/14/1945]
Letter to Betty [9/15/1945] Letter to Betty [9/16/1945] Letter to Betty [9/15 - 18/1945]
Telegram to Betty [10/5/1945] Telegram to Betty [10/6/1945] Telegram to Betty [10/8/1945]
Telegram to Betty [10/9/1945] Letter to Betty [11/12/1945] Letter from Jaffe's daughter Rita [7/3/1945]
Letter from Jaffe's daughter Rita [7/6/1945] Letter from Jaffe's daughter Rita [7/17/1945] Letter from Jaffe's daughter Rita [8/1/1945]
Letter from A. L. Greenberg [12/27/1944] Letter to Jaffe from his father [12/28/1944] Form letter to Jaffe's wife from Charlie Davis [1/17/1945]
Postcard from Ralph Jaffe to his wife, advising her of his change of address [6/11/1945] Letter from Rabbi Jules Lipschutz [8/27/1945] Invitation to a "Sweet Sixteen" party for Betty Kosloff [12/2/1924]
Letter to Betty "Bess" Kosloff [5/29/1925] Letter from Rita; includes art work [2/11/1945] 
  
 Other Materials (13 items)
"This Week in Chapel Hill" program of activities 3/31 - 4/6/1945 Admittance card for a Passover seder [3/28/1945] Advertisement for Jaffe's business
Advertisement for Jaffe's business Training notes [?] labeled "Recovery Teams" Domain of the Golden Dragon membership card, with a 1945 calendar on the reverse
Ten centavo post-war Japanese scrip Note in red pencil on the reverse of a "Jaffe's" business receipt [n.d.] Three toll telephone and telegraph bills from ca. 1945
Envelope with writing in pencil on the front side Subscription form for a newspaper ca. summer 1945 Two advertisements for Jaffe's business
Advertisement for Jaffe's business  
  
 

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