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Nelson C. Price Collection, 1930-1949
GC 1051  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Nelson C. Price Collection, 1930-1949
    Dates: 1930-1949
    Collection Number: GC 1051
    Creator/Collector: Price, Nelson C.
    Extent: .8 linear feet
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Letters, drawings, occupation money, newspapers, printed propaganda, posters, photographs and maps relating to the Philippine Islands during and after the U.S. invasion in 1945.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Nelson C. Price Collection, 1930-1949. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Price was a schoolteacher in Yucaipa, California, when he was drafted in June 1941. He served as a Battalion Operations Sergeant while in the Philippine Islands in 1945. He became a First Lieutenant in 1950.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Letters, drawings, occupation money, newspapers, printed propaganda, posters, photographs and maps relating to the Philippine Islands during and after the U.S. invasion in 1945. Technical Sergeant (T/Sgt.) Nelson C. Price collected the materials from January to November 1945. Material relates primarily to POW camps (specifically Cabanatuan, Santo Tomas, and Los Banos) and Japanese military in the Philippines. There is a typescript of Price's unpublished work "One Hundred Days at Luzon," 1945, in which he records his experiences in the Philippine Islands. There are many original documents attached to the typescript, including letters, maps and photographs. Also included in the collection is a copy of Price's 1946 Master's thesis, "The Introduction of American Education to the Christian Provinces of the Philippine Islands."

    Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945--Philippines.