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Richard Fred Ring Second World War collection

 Collection — Box: WWII 19, Folder: 1-7, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: 2017-627-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence from and concerning Chief Motor Machinist Mate Richard Fred Ring, United States Naval Reserve during the Second World War. This collection also contains various photos, newspaper clippings, cards, and patches along with notes from the writer about the materials which serve as background information. Ring lived in Seattle with his parents until he joined the Navy as an Apprentice Seaman. He quickly rose through the ranks, and served overseas in England, participating in the invasion of France, and after the war, he was deployed to Hawaii and from there to the Pacific to assist in post-war activities.


  • 1942 October 29-1946 January 31

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 respondsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.


0.25 Linear feet (7 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, military documents, ephemera, and realia pertaining to the military service of Chief Motor Machinist Mate, United States Naval Reserve, Richard Fred Ring during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date. Series: Series 1. correspondence from Richard Fred Ring--Series 2. photographs--Series 3. clippings, newspapers--Series 4. documents, military--Series 5. ephemera--Series 6. information, biographical--Series 7. realia

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives

Finding Aid for the Richard Fred Ring Second World War correspondence
In Progress
Lorraine Shaller
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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