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George V. Tudor Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-083-w-rd

Content Description

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

This collection contains correspondence written by Sgt. George V. Tudor, USMCR during the Second World War. Among the letter writers and recipients are; his sister, Mary Tudor Lavery; brother-in-law, Edward Lavery; mother, Sofia Tudor; Platoon Leader, First Lieutenant Cord Meyer, Jr. The letter dated July 8, 1944 was the last letter Sgt. Tudor wrote before his death. The collection also contains postmortem correspondence and other papers.

Inventory:
  • 155 correspondence, personal
  • 4 photographs
  • 3 memorial service papers
  • photocopies of service record
  • photocopy of death certificate
  • Cord Meyer Jr. biography
  • 1 copy of The Atlantic, January 1946
  • 1 CD
  • 3 typed letters
  • 1 card
  • 2 poems


Dates

  • 1933 August - 1947 June

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

Sergeant George Tudor, United States Marine Corps Reserves (11/15/1915 - 7/22/1944) was born in 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. He was killed in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 22nd Marines, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade in Guam, Marianas Islands on July 22, 1944.

Extent

0.65 Linear Feet (12 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains correspondence written by Sgt. George V. Tudor, USMCR during the Second World War. The collection also contains postmortem correspondence and other papers.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type and date.

  • Series 1: Correspondence from George Tudor
  • Series 2: Post Mortem Correspondence
  • Series 3: Historical Documents
  • Series 4: Service Documents
  • Series 5: Photographs
  • Series 6: Ephemera
  • Series 7: Poetry
  • Series 8: Publications


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dennis Lavery. Legacy Collection.
Title
Finding aid for the George V. Tudor Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
6/15/2016
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