Finding Aid for the Francis J. Greechan Post-Second World War correspondence collection 2016.046.w.r

Lauren Menges
Center for American War Letters Archives
September 21, 2017
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
speccoll@chapman.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Francis J. Greechan Post-Second World War correspondence
creator: Greechan, Francis J., 1928-1997
source: Kulp, Ann
Identifier/Call Number: 2016.046.w.r
Physical Description: 0.3 Linear Feet (5 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1946-10-1951-08
Abstract: This collection contains the correspondence, postcards, photographs, and ephemera of Private Francise J. Greechan, United States Army, before and during the Korean War.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives
Container: Korea 1
Container: 14-18

Content Description

This collection contains 49 correspondence written by Private Francis J. Greechan, United States army, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Greechan, leading up to and during the Korean War. It also contains postcards, photographs, and ephemera.

Biographical / Historical

Greechan was born in Allentown, PA, in 1928 and remained there caring for his parents for the duration of his life. Greechan was a Private in the 51st Field Artillery, Battalion A, United States Army. He died on July 6, 1997.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type and date. Series 1: Correspondence -- Series 2: Postcards -- Series 3: Photographs -- Series 4: Ephemera

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. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ann Kulp. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.

Preferred Citation

[Item title, Box number, Folder number], Francis J. Greechan Korean War correspondence (2016.046.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Access Information

Chapman does not hold the IP rights to this collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Korea (South) -- Pusan
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Correspondence -- Korean War -- 1950-1953
United States. Army.
United States -- Army -- Pacific Theater of Operations
Kulp, Ann

document-box Korea 1, folder 1-2

Series 1. Correspondence 1946-10-1951-08

Physical Description: .15 Linear Feet(2 folders)

Scope and Contents

This series contains 49 letters from Francis (Frank) Greechan to his parents, Daniel and Margaret Greechan in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Greechan first served at the end of WWII and then served again in the Korean War. He describes life in service, training, guard duty, target practice, and social activities. He writes that he misses his parents and life in Allentown very much. In the spring of 1947, Greechan spent time in a hospital in Pusan for kidney trouble.
document-box Korea 1, folder 3

Series 2. Postcards

Physical Description: .08 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contains 13 souvenir postcards depicting Fort Bragg and South Korea.
document-box Korea 1, folder 4

Series 3. Photographs

Physical Description: .08 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contains 54 photographs depicting life in service in the South Pacific.
document-box Korea 1, folder 5

Series 4. Ephemera

Physical Description: .08 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contains ephemeral materials from Greechan's time in service. Items are three miniature discharge papers, a pamphlet about the US Army transport ship "General Simon B. Buckner," a handout including an illustration of the Buckner and a list of points of interest in San Francisco Bay, and a letter from the commander of the Buckner to all soldiers on board.