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Somethin' to Write Home About: Dear Daddy

An exhibit featuring letters from the Regional History Center Collections

Dear Daddy


Five-year-old Scott Bennett, son of NIU Biological Sciences Professor Jack Bennett, writes to his father to tell him the exciting parts of his travels. Although a child’s letter may seem overly simplistic, it shows that even basic reiterations of experiences like a “big train . . . go bounce-bounce” can be viewed as important from the author’s perspective.


Faculty Papers, UA 5, Jack Bennett, Box 8, Folder 7