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Don R. Booth Korean War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2014-043-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 275 war correspondence from Donald R. Booth to his younger brother Bob and his parents, Maude and Floyd Booth from 1950 to 1953. Booth joined the United States Marine Corps at the beginning of the Korean War and served most of his enlistment at Camp Pendelton, California. Don Booth began teaching at Chapman University in 1959 as a professor of business and economics before retiring in 2013.


  • 1950 September 5-1982 March 31
  • Majority of material found within 1950 September 5-1954 January 10

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.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)


Approximately 275 correspondence written by cCpl. Donald Booth,USMC, also a Chapman University Professor, to his parents and younger brother during his enlistment during the Korean War, 1950-1953.


The Don Booth Korean War Correspondence are housed in two blue 6.5"x15"x10" boxes. Ten legal folders contain the letters, which are arranged chronologically. Letters of an unknown date and miscellaneous material is collected in the back of the last folder.
Finding Aid for Donald Booth Korean War correspondence
Daniel Levy
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States