Finding Aid for the Albert J. Sedlacek Korean War correspondence collection 2016.126.w.r

Lauren Menges
Center for American War Letters Archives
9/9/2016
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
speccoll@chapman.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Albert J. Sedlacek Korean War correspondence
creator: Sedlacek, Albert J.
source: Sedlacek, Joan Palmer
Identifier/Call Number: 2016.126.w.r
Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1953-04-28-1953-11-28
Abstract: This collection contains two correspondence from Corporal Albert J. Sedlacek, US Army, during the Korean War.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives
Container: Korea 1
Container: 8

Content Description

This collection contains two correspondence and one postcard written by Corporal Albert J. Sedlacek, U.S. Army, to his fiancée, Joan Palmer, during the Korean War.
Sedlacek crossed the Pacific on board the U.S. Naval ship Marine Lynx en route to Korea. In the letter dated April 28, 1953, he describes his daily routine during the two-week trip. In the letter dated November 28, 1953 he describes his experience during the fire in Pusan, Korea which destroyed 3,000 homes and left 28,000 people homeless.

Biographical / Historical

Albert J. Sedlacek was born July 7, 1932 in Manhattan, New York City, NY. He married Joan Palmer and they had a son, Albert J. Sedlacek, Jr. He died on November 3, 2002, and is buried at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina.

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.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joan Palmer Sedlacek.

Preferred Citation

[Item title, Box number, Folder number], Albert J. Sedlacek Korean War correspondence (2016.126.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Correspondence -- Korean War -- 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Korea (South) -- Pusan
Sedlacek, Joan Palmer