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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0044 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 May 1943 Pagination: 6 p. ; 21.7 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Written at 2:30 PM. Sylvia encloses a clipping with her photo that is part of the news put out by SCMWA [State, County and Municipal Workers of America]. Talks about playing "Rosie the Riviter." Said she is going to be involved in directing another play. Tells him about visiting a client for work, and talks politics.

Background Information: "Rosie the Riviter"- Cultural icon representing the American women who worked in war factories during World War II.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Dies, Martin, 1900-1972
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorJournalismPhotographyArt, Music, Theater, and FilmPolitics

Sub Era: World War II

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