The Kightlinger Collection (M 106) in Meyer Library’s Special Collections and Archives is a collection of letters, greeting cards, and photos that document the lives of Kenneth and Myra (McDaniel) Kightlinger during World War II. The couple moved to California in November 1942, but they came back to Missouri in February 1943 when Kenneth was drafted into the Army. He served in the 20thArmored Division as a tank commander while Myra lived in Springfield, Missouri, and worked as a waitress at the Seville Hotel Coffee Shop. The couple lived on East Avenue for 58 years and owned Kightlinger Market at 2300 East Avenue for many years. This collection’s processing is nearing completion, and it will become a digitization project in the future, to be included in our Digital Collections. For more information, contact Special Collections and Archives.