Finding Aid for Gary Whiteley Korean War Correspondence 2015.075.w.r

Lauren Menges
Center for American War Letters Archives
03-08-2016
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
speccoll@chapman.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Gary Whiteley Korean War Correspondence
source: Whiteley, Gary
creator: Gendaszek, Robert J.
creator: Horner, John
Identifier/Call Number: 2015.075.w.r
Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1953-01-1953-08
Physical Description: The collection is in fair condition. A few pages are delicate and should be handled with care. Some minor tears in the letters. The newspaper clipping has a small tear and is housed in a plastic sleeve.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries
Container: Korea 1
Container: 7

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gary Whiteley

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series by author of correspondence to the recipient, Gary Whiteley.

Preferred Citation

[Item title], Gary Whiteley Korean War correspondence (2015.075.w.r), Center for American War Letters, Chapman University, CA.

Content Description

This collection contains letters received by Gary Whiteley from Sgt. Robert J. Gendaszek of the 2nd squad of Fox company, first platoon, 5th Regimental Combat Team, and from Pfc. John Horner of Headquarters company, second battalion, 5th Regimental Combat Team. Gary Whiteley was in the sixth grade in Fowler, CA when he sent a Christmas box through the Gift Lift program, sponsored by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Gendaszek and Horner began corresponding with Gary after they received his package. The correspondence consists mainly of Gendaszek and Horner asking Gary about his daily life. They offer brief descriptions of their duties in the service. Sgt. Gendaszek was a squad leader and Pfc. Horner served as a switchboard operator. Also included in the collection is a newspaper clipping describing the gift program and Gary's first correspondence with Sgt. Gendaszek.

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

Korean War, 1950-1953.
Military
United States. Army.
Whiteley, Gary

document-box Korea 1, folder 1

Series 1, Correspondence from Sgt. Robert J. Gendaszek 1953-01-22-1953-03-20

Scope and Contents

This series consists of three letters written by Sgt. Robert J. Gendaszek to Gary Whiteley of Fowler, CA. Correspondence was initiated by the Gift Lift program of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
document-box Korea 1, folder 1

Series 2, Correspondence from Pfc. John Horner 1953-04-11-1953-08-09

Scope and Contents

This series consists of five letters written by Pfc. John Horner to Gary Whiteley of Fowler, CA. Correspondence was initiated by the Gift Lift program of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.