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Howard E. McCormick Second World War and Cold War collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2017-538-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence to and from Major General Howard E. McCormick to his family during the Second World War and the Cold War. Most of the correspondence is from his World War service years, 1943 - 1946. The collection also contains correspondence of some family members. The collection includes ephemera, photographs, awards and military documents of McCormick's service.

Dates

  • 1943 February 16-1985 December 10

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

According to Social Security Death Index records Howard E. McCormick was born May 12, 1922 and died March 24, 2004. Peggy Jean Griffin McCormick was born April 24, 1924 and died in April 1992.

Biographical information about Howard McCormick's military career can be found at http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/106329/major-general-howard-e-mccormick/

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 cartons)

Overview

This collection contains correspondence to and from MG Howard E. McCormick to his family and friends during the Second World War and the Cold War. The collection also contains ephemera, photographs, and military documents of McCormick's service.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type, author and date. Series 1: Correspondence - Howard McCormick to Peggy McCormick, 1943-04-16-1945-08-10, -- Series 2: Correspondence - Howard McCormick to Peggy McCormick, 1946-1958 -- Series 3: Correspondence - Howard McCormick with Mrs. W.A. Griffin, 1944-1953 -- Series 4: Correspondence - Howard McCormick with his parents, 1944-1945 -- Series 5: Correspondence - To Howard McCormick from friends, 1943-1975 -- Series 6: Correspondence - Peggy McCormick to Howard McCormick, 1943-1949 -- Series 7: Correspondence - Peggy McCormick with family and friends, 1943-1972 -- Series 8: Correspondence - William S. Griffin to Clara Griffin, 1940-1951 -- Series 9: Correspondence - Clara Griffin with family, 1941-1953 -- Series 10: Correspondence - Mary Beth Griffin to Clara Griffin, 1942-1944 -- Series 11: Correspondence - Howard E. McCormick, Jr. to Howard E. McCormick, Sr., 1967-1967 -- Series 12: Correspondence - Howard E. McCormick professional military correspondence, 1945-1978 -- Series 13: Biographical material, 1943-1978 -- Series 14: Photographs, 1974-1976 -- Series 15: Ephemera, 1944-1978 -- Series 16: 406th Fighter Bomber Group reunion planning material, 1980-1981 -- Series 17: War College Thesis, 1961 -- Series 18: Catholic parish newsletters edited by Howard McCormick, 1960-1961 -- Series 19: Realia - Dog tag for Howard McCormick, Jr. -- Series 20: Awards, 1968-1984

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the family of Howard and Peggy McCormick.

Legal Status

Donor retains any copyright and related rights. For more information, consult original donation form.
Title
Finding Aid for the Howard E. McCormick Second World War and Cold War correspondence
Author
Sharon Clairemont
Date
December 19, 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