Finding Aid for the Noel Adams Second World War correspondence 2014.036.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: Noel Adams Second World War correspondence
Identifier/Call Number: 2014.036.w.r
Identifier/Call Number: 156
Physical Description: 0.05 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1945 November 7 - 16
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence from Noel Adams, USMM to his wife shortly after the Second World War.
Language of Material: English .
Container: WWII 1
Container: 1
Container: 1

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jeannie Adams


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Preferred Citation

[Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Noel Adams Second World War correspondence (2014.036.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
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Scope and Contents

This collection contains three letters from Noel Adams, United States Merchant Marines to his wife [name unknown] shortly after the Second World War. The correspondence was written aboard the all-purpose cargo ship SS Golden Racer and describes the islands of Tinian and Iwo Jima, as well as their climates and war torn environments.
Of particular interest is Noel's description of the treatment of Japanese war prisoners and local Korean and Okinawan civilians, serving as longshoremen.
Also of interest, Noel makes mention of the name Oppenheimer, which is believed to refer to J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the Atomic Bomb.

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) -- Conscript labor -- Korea
World War (1939-1945) -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands)
World War (1939-1945) -- Prisoners and prisons
World War (1939-1945) -- Military operations, Naval -- American
World War (1939-1945)
World War (1939-1945) -- Campaigns -- Northern Mariana Islands -- Tinian.
Battle of Iwo Jima (Japan : 1945)
Adams, Noel
Adams, Jeannie