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Anthony A. Barone Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2017-289-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence from Private First Class Anthony A. Barone Jr., USA to his fiancee Corinne Rollo (Barone) during the Second World War. Barone was stationed in the European Theater of Operations as part of Company C, 23rd Armored Engineers Battalion, 3rd Armored Division, US Army. Barone is unclear in his letters when he is in combat, but his letters from late December to early January 1944-45 indicate he is involved in a "quickie." He urges Corinne not to worry about him. Evidence points to this "quickie" being the Battle of the Bulge. Most of his letters to Corinne point to their impending marriage, and he often asks her to pray for both their sakes as the war progresses. Barone also wrote to his sister-in-law Marion and writes to his family. The collection also contains more than 40 photographs of Barone and his companions during the war, as well as many clippings from newspapers and magazines.


  • 1942 May 21-1945 September 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.


1 Linear feet (1 carton)

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This collection contains correspondence from PFC Anthony A. Barone, USA, to his fiancee, Corinne Rollo (Barone) during the Second World War.


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

Series -- Series 1 - correspondence from Tony A. Barone -- Series 2 - correspondence to Tony A. Barone -- Series 3 - correspondence to the Rollo family -- Series 4 - photographs -- Series 5 - documents, military -- Series 6 - clippings, newspapers -- Series 7 - ephemera -- Series 8 - realia

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Corinne Rollo Barone, Adrienne Micheli, and Dino Micheli

Condition Description

Scrapbook in bad condition with newspaper clippings, letters, and photos falling out and edges fraying and falling off

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.

Finding Aid for the Anthony A. Barone Second World War correspondence
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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