Finding Aid for the Louis E. Kearney Second World War correspondence 2015.059.w.r

Norm Lee
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Louis E. Kearney Second World War correspondence
source: Gravino, Dorothy
source: Nugent, R.E., Lieutenant General
Identifier/Call Number: 2015.059.w.r
Identifier/Call Number: 1232
Physical Description: 0.24 Linear Feet (3 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1943-1951
Abstract: This collection contains letters, photographs and and photocopied correspondence from LtCol. Louis E. Kearney, USAAF during the Second World War.
Condition Description: Most material is in good condition. Two letters were sleeved due to brittle paper.
Language of Material: English .
Container: WWII 6
Container: 2-4
Container: 1-3

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dorothy Gravino.


This collection is arranged by author and material type. Series 1. Correspondence from Louis E. Kearney, -- Series 2. Correspondence to Louis E. Kearney -- Series 3. Photocopies, correspondence

Preferred Citation

[Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Louis E. Kearney Second World War correspondence (2015.059.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 four letters from Lieutenant Colonel Louis E. Kearney, United States Army Air Force to his wife Harriett Kearney during the Second World War. These letters focus on how much Kearney misses and loves his wife. He writes about God, faith in heaven and the belief in an everlasting life. Other topics include living in hotels before overseas deployment, being issued his overseas equipment and receiving the Bronze Star medal in May of 1945.
Also included in this collection are three mounted photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Kearney, one letter from Lieutenant General R.E. Nugent, United States Army Air Force and four photocopies of the original Kearney correspondence contained.

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)
World War (1939-1945) -- Homefront
World War (1939-1945) -- Equipment and supplies
Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
Gravino, Dorothy
Kearney, Louis E., Lieutenant Colonel -- Correspondence
Nugent, R.E., Lieutenant General