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Gordon, Claude McCoy, Jr. (Second World War correspondence)
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Biographical / Historical
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  • Content Description
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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Claude McCoy Gordon, Jr. Second World War correspondence
    Creator: Gordon, Claude McCoy, Jr.
    source: Gordon, Laurence M.
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.116.w.r
    Physical Description: .5 Linear feet (7 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1944 - 1945
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence written by Captain Claude McCoy Gordon, Jr., U.S. Army, to Jessie McBrayer Gordon during the Second World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 66
    Container: 1-7
    Container: 1-7

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Laurence M. Gordon


    This collection is arranged chronologically by material type:
    • Series 1, Correspondence from Claude Gordon, Jr. to Jessie McBrayer Gordon
    • Series 2, Biographical information

    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

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Claude McCoy Gordon, Jr. Second World War correspondence (2017.116.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    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.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1939-1945)
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    World War (1939-1945) -- Philippines.
    World War (1939-1945) -- Pacific Area
    World War (1939-1945) -- Japan
    Gordon, Laurence M.