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James Nelson (Snakey) McNutt Second World War collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2017-321-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence from 1st Lieutenant James Nelson (Snakey) McNutt, U.S. Army, to his wife Moydale Neuman McNutt during the Second World War. This collection also includes two diaries written by McNutt (1944-45), a copy of a discharge certificate, the book "Seek, Strike, Destroy: The History of the 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion" which includes accounts from McNutt's diaries, and a CD containing relevant information pertaining to what was written in the letters and diaries and photos.

Dates

  • 1941 February 11-1945 October 31

Physical Description

Many letters are breaking along folds and are in several pieces therefore are placed in individual paper folders. Both of the diaries are separated from their spines.

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

James Nelson "Snakey" McNutt wa born August 7, 1917 and died December 2, 1979. He married Moydale Neumann Oct. 14, 1941. They had two children, Thomas Carlton McNutt and Gaye Lynn McNutt. -- James (Snakey) McNutt obituary with photographs: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71879170 -- History of 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion: http://www.tankdestroyer.net/units/battalions600s/223-636th-tank-destroyer-battalion -- Obituary for Moydale McNutt - http://www.garmanycarden.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2626543&fh_id=13280 -- Excerpts from letters to Moydale: http://www.texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org/36division/mcnutt/mcnutt41.htm

Extent

2 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Overview

This collection contains correspondence from Lt. James Nelson (Snakey) McNutt, USA, to his wife Moydale Neuman McNutt during the Second World War. It also includes two diaries written by McNutt as well as the book, Seek, Strike, Destroy which featured McNutt's diaries and digital media containing information pertaining to what was written in the letters and diaries and photos.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type and date. -- Series 1: Correspondence -- Series 2: Diaries -- Series 3: Book -- Series 4: Gaye McNutt digital material -- Series 5: Ephemera

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gaye McNutt

Physical Description

Many letters are breaking along folds and are in several pieces therefore are placed in individual paper folders. Both of the diaries are separated from their spines.
Title
Finding aid for the James Nelson McNutt Second World War correspondence
Author
Sharon Clairemont
Date
October 5, 2017
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