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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)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence to and from Major General 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 chronologically by material type:

  • Series 1, Correspondence from Howard McCormick to Peggy McCormick, 1943-04-16-1945-08-10
  • Series 2, Correspondence from Howard McCormick to Peggy McCormick, 1946-1958
  • Series 3, Correspondence from Howard McCormick with Mrs. W.A. Griffin, 1944-1953
  • Series 4, Correspondence from Howard McCormick with his parents, 1944-1945
  • Series 5, Correspondence from To Howard McCormick from friends, 1943-1975
  • Series 6, Correspondence from Peggy McCormick to Howard McCormick, 1943-1949
  • Series 7, Correspondence from Peggy McCormick with family and friends, 1943-1972
  • Series 8, Correspondence from William S. Griffin to Clara Griffin, 1940-1951
  • Series 9, Correspondence between Clara Griffin and her family, 1941-1953
  • Series 10, Correspondence from Mary Beth Griffin to Clara Griffin, 1942-1944
  • Series 11, Correspondence from Howard E. McCormick, Jr. to Howard E. McCormick, Sr., 1967-1967
  • Series 12, 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, Dog tag for Howard McCormick, Jr.
  • Series 20, Awards, 1968-1984
  • Series 21, Newspapers and news articles, 1945-1995

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the family of Howard and Peggy McCormick, donated by Cheryl Biancamano.

Title
Finding Aid for the Howard E. McCormick Second World War and Cold War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Sharon Clairemont
Date
December 19, 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States