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Henry A. Turner Second World War Correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 22, Folder: 6
Identifier: 2017-384-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains one letter from S1/c Henry A. Turner, USN to his sister Leona M. Andrews in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Second World War. The letter was written on Christmas eve 1945 from Guam and discusses sending home money and hoping to leave soon. Also included are two photocopies of black and white photographs of S1/c Turner with written descriptions on the backsides. One photograph is of Turner in uniform at Great Lakes Naval Base, Illinois originally sent as a postcard to his sister Leona, and the other is overseas with another serviceman, apparently play-sparring with rifles, originally sent on a postcard to his niece, the donor, Normajean Sims.

Dates

  • 1945 December 24

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.

Biographical / Historical

Seaman First Class Henry Aurthur Turner, United States Navy (10/28/1922 - 1/8/1996) is an African-American sailor born in Dover, Oklahoma to Rufus and Estella, and lived in Topeka, Kansas as well as Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was later a member of the American Legion Jordan Patterson Post #319 and retired from the Department of Menninger Foundation (according to donor). The donor, Normajean Sims, is the daughter of S1/c Turner's sister, Leona M. Andrews.

Extent

.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Normajean Sims, "Your Niece (Billy Jo)"
Title
Finding Aid for the Henry A. Turner Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
1/18/2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States