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Joseph Balk Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 14, Folder: 4
Identifier: 2017-210-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one correspondence and one blank postcard from Private Joseph Balk, U.S. Signal Corps, U.S. Army, to Ruth Greene during the Second World War. In the letter, he replies to letters sent to him and acknowledges receiving care packages. Balk married Greene a few months after this letter was written.

Dates

  • 1942 December 30

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

Source: donor

Joseph Balk was born in St. Louis, MO. in May 1921. He lived in St. Louis area all his life and attended St. Louis Public School, Ranked Tech. College and Washington University.

He was a member of the Signal Corps attached to General Patton's 3rd Army. He landed at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, and was in the Battle of the Bulge.

Extent

.025 Linear feet (1 folder)

Overview

This collection contains one correspondence and one blank postcard from Pvt.Joseph Balk, USA, to Ruth Greene during the Second World War.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joseph Balk.

Legal Status

Donor irrevocably transfers, conveys, and assigns to Chapman University all Intellectual Property Rights for the Donated Materials. For more information, consult original donation form.
Title
Finding Aid for the Joseph Balk Second World War correspondence
Status
Under Revision
Author
Lee Feldman
Date
10/21/2017
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States