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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Robert Gordon and family Second World War and post-war correspondence
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.392.w.r
    Physical Description: 1.3 Linear feet (2 cartons)
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1962
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence between from Pvt. Robert M. Gordon, USA and his family during and after the Second World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 158
    Container: 1-5
    Container: 1-5
    Container: WWII 159
    Container: 1-5
    Container: 6-10
    Container: WWII 160
    Container: 1-20
    Container: 11-30

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Gary Gordon.


    This collection is arranged in chronological order.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Robert Gordon and family Second World War correspondence (2017.392.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 correspondence from 2nd Lt. Robert M. Gordon, USA and his family during and after the Second World War. Also included are correspondence from Robert's brother PFC Russell D. Gordon, USA and various authors. The correspondence in this collection was written to their parents, William and Faustina Gordon in Medford, Massachusetts.
    Some of the letters were also written by Robert during his postwar military career from various places including Okinawa, Japan; Paris, France; and Eritrea in East Africa. This collection also contains photographs and background information concerning the letters.
    Items of interest include a letter postmarked May 13, 1955 that discusses an atomic bomb test.

    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

    Nuclear Energy History
    Nuclear energy -- History
    Atomic bomb -- United States -- History
    Atomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    World War (1939-1945)
    World War (1939-1945) -- Japan
    Okinawa Island (Japan) -- History, Military.
    Paris, France