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Harold J. Glickman Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 7, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: 2014-128-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written by 2Lt Harold J. Glickman to his sister, Frances Glickman Schweitzer, and mother, Leah Glickman from the South Pacific during the Second World War. Collection inventory:

3 V-mail,

2 letters,

2 photographs, portrait of 2LT Glickman and his headstone.

Dates

  • 1943 - 1943

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.

Biographical / Historical

The cover letter that accompanied this collection stated that Second Lieutenant Harold J. Glickman was killed by German bombers, a story remembered by the donor's wife told by the donor's mother. He was Jewish, born and raised in New York to Russian immigrants and lived in a Russian neighborhood. His sister lived in the Bronx during this correspondence. This is inaccurate as 2LT Glickman and the 9th General Hospital were deployed to the South Pacific for the duration of their existence during the war. The 9th General Hospital was a unit formed in New York out of doctors and nurses from New York medical institutions and Cornell University Medical that trained outside of Boston and was deployed to Australia, Guadacanal, and islands near Papua New Guinea. The named general hospitals were directly under the command of The Surgeon General as class II installations. These hospitals were then much freer to grow as professional medical centers with independent budgets and relative freedom from routine field military duties. The unit was disbanded in 1945. 2LT Glickman was killed on December 22, 1943.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Overview

This collection contains correspondence written by 2LT Harold J. Glickman to his sister, Frances Glickman Schweitzer, and mother, Leah Glickman, from the South Pacific during the Second World War. Also included are two photographs of 2LT. Glickman and his headstone.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type: Series 1: Correspondence--Series 2: Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Murray H. Schweitzer.
Title
finding aid for the Harold J. Glickman Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
6/8/2016
Description rules
dacs
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