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Louis E. Kearney Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 6, Folder: 2-4
Identifier: 2015-059-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains four letters from Lt Col Louis E. Kearney, USAF written to his wife Harriett Kearney during the Second World War. These letters focus on how much Kearney misses and loves his wife. He writes about God, faith in heaven and the belief in an everlasting life. Other topics include living in hotels before overseas deployment, being issued his overseas equipment and receiving the Bronze Star medal in May of 1945.

Also included in this collection are three mounted photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Kearney, a letter from Lt Gen R.E. Nugent, USAF and four photocopies of the original Kearney correspondence contained in Series 1.

Dates

  • 1943 - 1951

Condition Description

Most material is in good condition. Two letters were sleeved due to brittle paper.

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

0.24 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Overview

This collection contains letters, photographs and and photocopied correspondence from Lt Col Louis E. Kearney, USAF.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by author and material type. Series 1. Correspondence from Louis E. Kearney, -- Series 2. Correspondence to Louis E. Kearney -- Series 3. Photocopies, correspondence

Condition Description

Most material is in good condition. Two letters were sleeved due to brittle paper.
Title
finding aid for the Louis E. Kearney Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Norm Lee
Date
05/24/2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States