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Jack C. Woodliff Korean War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2017-582-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence from Army Cpl. Jack C. Woodliff to his parents, Clarence R. and Helen E. Woodliff, during the Korean War. Woodliff served as a mimeograph operator with the 10th (X) Corps. Woodliff worked in the Adjutant General's section in operations. In an April 1953 letter, Woodliff wrote that the section was responsible for distribution of classified and unclassified material in the 10th Corps and its units.

This collection also includes two pamphlets describing the operations and history of X Corps as well as various ephemera and realia, including a medal.


  • 1952 August 17-1954 August 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.

Biographical / Historical

Army Corporal Jack Charles Woodliff served as a mimeograph operator with the 10th (X) Corps during the Korean War.

Woodliff was born in Jackson, Michigan on August 22, 1931. His parents, Clarence and Helen Woodliff, also had an older daughter, Norma Jean.

In about 1937, the family moved to San Diego. Woodliff attended Sweetwater Union High and graduated in 1950.

Woodliff served in Korea from January 2, 1953 to May 1, 1954. After leaving the service, Woodliff worked at several places in the San Diego area. He eventually moved to Monrovia, California in 1961 and started working for Advanced Structures. According to the donor, Woodliff retired from the company in 1996.

Woodliff died on June 12, 2016.


0.275 Linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection contains correspondence, realia, and ephemera from Cpl. Jack C. Woodliff, USA, who served as a mimeograph operator with the 10th (X) Corps in the Korean War. There are also pamphlets describing the operations and history of the X (10th) Corps.


This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date. Series 1: Correspondence from Jack C. Woodliff -- Series 2: Correspondence to Jack C. Woodliff -- Series 3: Military Documents -- Series 4: Realia -- Series 5: Ephemera

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Madelline Woodliff.

Condition Description

1 Pamphlet has back cover loose

Legal Status

Chapman does not hold the IP rights to this collection.
Finding Aid for the Jack C. Woodliff Korean War correspondence
Rob Strauss
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States