Puckett Family Papers

The Puckett Family Papers consist primarily of correspondence between Beth Norvell Puckett, a Greensboro resident, and her husband Lewis Puckett, who was stationed overseas with the U.S. Navy for over a year and a half during the latter part of World War II. This collection is rich in letters that document, in extensive detail, the single parent life that World War II thrust upon millions of women. Beth Puckett assumed the position of head of the household, raising their two children, Sherry and Stephen, during her husband’s absence. The correspondence also documents the importance of extended family, which for Beth meant her parents, Joy and D.W. Norvell, who lived nearby and ran the D.W. Norvell Tent Manufacturing Company.