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Noel Adams Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 1, Folder: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2014-036-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three letters from Noel Adams, United States Merchant Marines to his wife [name unknown] shortly after the Second World War. The correspondence was written aboard the all-purpose cargo ship SS Golden Racer and describes the islands of Tinian and Iwo Jima, as well as their climates and war torn environments.

Of particular interest is Noel's description of the treatment of Japanese war prisoners and local Korean and Okinawan civilians, serving as longshoremen.

Also of interest, Noel makes mention of the name Oppenheimer, which is believed to refer to J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the Atomic Bomb.

Dates

  • 1945 November 7 - 1945 November 16

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains correspondence from Noel Adams, USMM to his wife shortly after the Second World War.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jeannie Adams
Title
Finding Aid for the Noel Adams Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Norm Lee
Date
07/18/14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States