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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Anthony A. Barone Second World War correspondence
    Creator: Barone, Anthony A., Jr.
    Creator: Rollo-Barone, Corinne
    source: Micheli, Adrienne
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.289.w.r
    Physical Description: 1 Linear feet (1 carton)
    Date (inclusive): 1942 May 21 - 1945 September 30
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence from Private First Class Anthony A. Barone, United States Army, to his fiancee, Corinne Rollo (Barone) during the Second World War.
    Condition Description: Scrapbook in bad condition with newspaper clippings, letters, and photos falling out and edges fraying and falling off
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 126
    Container: 1-4
    Container: 1-4
    Container: WWII 127
    Container: 1-8
    Container: 5-12
    Container: WWII O-F 9
    Container: 1
    Container: 13

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Corinne Rollo Barone, Adrienne Micheli, and Dino Micheli


    This collection is arranged chronologically by material type:
    • Series 1, Correspondence to Corinne and Marion Rollo
    • Series 2, Correspondence to Anthony A. Barone
    • Series 3, Correspondence to the Rollo family
    • Series 4, Photographs
    • Series 5, Military documents
    • Series 6 Newspaper clippings
    • Series 7, Ephemera
    • Series 8, Realia

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Anthony A. Barone Second World War correspondence (2017.289.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 Private First Class Anthony A. Barone Jr., USA to his fiancee Corinne Rollo (Barone) during the Second World War. Barone was stationed in the European Theater of Operations as part of Company C, 23rd Armored Engineers Battalion, 3rd Armored Division, US Army. Barone is unclear in his letters when he is in combat, but his letters from late December to early January 1944-45 indicate he is involved in a "quickie." He urges Corinne not to worry about him. Evidence points to this "quickie" being the Battle of the Bulge. Most of his letters to Corinne point to their impending marriage, and he often asks her to pray for both their sakes as the war progresses. Barone also wrote to his sister-in-law Marion and writes to his family. The collection also contains more than 40 photographs of Barone and his companions during the war, as well as many clippings from newspapers and magazines.

    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

    United States -- Army -- European Theater of Operations
    World War (1939-1945) -- Germany
    World War (1939-1945) -- Concentration camps
    United States -- Army -- Armored Division, 3rd.
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    World War (1939-1945)
    Micheli, Adrienne