Finding Aid for the William Vasos Second World War correspondence 2015.123.w.r

Andrew Harman
Center for American War Letters Archives
6-7-2016
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
speccoll@chapman.edu

Note

Gift of Judith Vasos.


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: William Vasos Second World War correspondence
source: Vasos, Judith
Identifier/Call Number: 2015.123.w.r
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet (5 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1940-1945
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence written both to and from United States Navy Yeoman Third Class William Vasos and his wife Irene during the Second World War. Also included are newspaper clippings and various wartime and service ephemera.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries.
Container: WWII 2
Container: 30-36

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Judith Vasos.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type: Series 1: Correspondence from William Vasos--Series 2: Correspondence from Irene Vasos--Series 3: Correspondence to William and Irene Vasos--Series 4: Publications--Series 5: Ephemera and ephemera.

Preferred Citation

[Item title], William Vasos Second World War correspondence (2015.123.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written both to and from Yeoman 3/c William Vasos, USN and his wife Irene during the Second World War. Also included are newspaper clippings and various wartime and service ephemera. Inventory:
56 correspondence, personal 1940-1946
16 clippings
1 narrative
1 church service program
1 election war ballot card (and instructions)
1 Honorable Discharge card
1 liberty pass
1 dues payment receipt
1 patient bag inventory
1 bunk tag
1 disability claim form
1 Service Record booklet
3 misc. papers

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States Navy
Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
World War II
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Homefront
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
Vasos, Judith
Vasos, Willliam
Vasos, Irene

carton WWII 2, folder 1

Series 1, Correspondence from William Vasos 1944-04-1945-11

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series consists of correspondence from Yeoman 3/c William Vasos, USN to his wife, Irene Vasos, during the Second World War. Yeoman 3/c Vasos wrote his letters from stations during training and on the job in the United States in Illinois, Maryland, and Virginia. The series contains 19 letters and one postcard.
carton WWII 2, folder 2

Series 2, Correspondence from Irene Vasos 1944-04-1945-06

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series consists of correspondence from Irene Vasos to her husband, Yeoman 3/c William Vasos, USN during the Second World War. The series contains 16 letters.
carton WWII 2, folder 3

Series 3, Correspondence to William and Irene Vasos 1940-05-1946-02

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series consists of letters to Yeoman 3/c William Vasos and his wife, Irene Vasos, before and during the Second World War. The authors include both friends and family members, some of whom were service members in either the United States Army or Navy. The series contains 26 letters, including post-war correspondence from the military reserves and an unsigned fictional story.
carton WWII 2, folder 4

Series 4, Publications

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series includes various newspaper clippings, undated and from unknown news sources. Included are various details of other service members on their return from duty, leave, or death. The series contains 16 clippings.
carton WWII 2, folder 5

Series 5, Service Papers 1943-12-1946-03

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contains papers pertaining to the service and separation of Yeoman 3/c William Vasos, USN during and after the Second World War. Inventory:
1 honorable discharge card
1 receipt, AMVETS, $500 annual dues
1 liberty chit
1 paper slip, notes written in pencil
1 bag inventory
1 award of disability compensation or pension
1 pamphlet, service record, William Vasos
carton WWII 2, folder 6

Series 6, Ephemera 1943-1947

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contists of various wartime and postwar ephemera pertaining to Yeoman 3/c William Vasos, USN. Of particular note are his service record booklet and a letter from Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. Inventory:
1 empty envelope
1 paper slip, directions to "Defense House"
1 Official Election War Ballot--Via Air Mail
1 note, "As an American Citizen it is your duty to VOTE"
1 church service program
1 bung tag