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Claude McCoy Gordon, Jr. Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 66, Folder: 1-7, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: 2017-116-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains approximately 230 correspondence written by CPT Claude McCoy Gordon, Jr., U.S. Army, to Jessie McBrayer Gordon during the Second World War. Correspondence begins in 1942, before Claude and Jessie married, and ends with his anticipated discharge in 1946. The bulk of the correspondence covers his service as an engineer in the Army Signal Corps in the Philippines and Japan. The collection also contains biographical material.

Dates

  • 1944 - 1945

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

In addition to the biographical material in Series 2, this obituary appeared in the Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/claude-m-gordon-jr-electrical-engineer/2012/10/22/d11caf1e-1c6c-11e2-ad90-ba5920e56eb3_story.html?utm_term=.6c2d72270e51

Extent

.5 Linear feet (7 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence written by Captain Claude McCoy Gordon, Jr., U.S. Army, to Jessie McBrayer Gordon during the Second World War.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically by material type:



  • Series 1, Correspondence from Claude Gordon, Jr. to Jessie McBrayer Gordon


  • Series 2, Biographical information


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Laurence M. Gordon

Title
Finding Aid for the Claude McCoy Gordon, Jr. Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Sharon Clairemont
Date
February 15, 2018
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