The following sources informed my research relating to the love letters in this collection. These books and digitized archives are helpful in closer consideration of World War II, gender and sexuality, and silences in the historical record.
Bailey, Beth L. From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
Kennedy, David M. Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Leder, Jane Mersky. Thanks for the Memories: Love, Sex, and World War II. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2006.
Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/ (accessed January 5, 2016)
Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995.
U.S. National Library of Medicine Digital Collections. https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/ (accessed April 5, 2016)
Yellin, Emily. Our Mother's War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II. New York: Free Press, 2004.