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Walter Edward Smith Korean War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Korea 1, Folder: 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2015-039-w-rd

Scope and Contents

This collection is available online in Chapman University's Digital Commons: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/wesmith_collection/

This collection contains one four-page letter from Walter Edward Smith to Shirley "Shirl" Smith, written aboard the USS Platte (AO 24) during the Korean War. Smith described a bombardment of the shore by the USS New Jersey, which wass close enough to make the Platte shudder with each shot.

The collection also includes a brief congratualtory note from the commander of the Platte, congratulating the crew on a job well done during a trying time.

Dates

  • 1953 June 14

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

0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains one four-page hand written letter from Walter Edward Smith to his wife Shirley Boone Smith while aboard the USS Platte (AO 24) during the Korean War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Shirley Boone Smith
Title
Finding Aid for the Walter Edward Smith Korean War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Taylor Dipoto
Date
8/12/2015
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