The Jeanne Monefeldt and Mary Paroissin correspondence and photographs 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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Edward Monefeldt, Jeanne Monefeldt's husband, donated the Jeanne Monefeldt and Mary Paroissin correspondence and photographs collection to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 30 April 1987.
Jeanne Monefeldt and Mary Paroissin correspondence and photographs. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections. http://findingaids.library.utc.edu/repositories/2/resources/68 Accessed October 16, 2017.