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Pistone (Stephen) Korean War Correspondence
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  • Content Description
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Stephen Pistone Korean War correspondence
    source: Macola, Carolyn
    creator: Pistone, Stephen
    creator: Pistone, Shirley
    Identifier/Call Number: 2015.091.w.r
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet (3 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1951-04-15-1952-07-23
    Physical Description: Some water damage
    Abstract: This collection contains the letters of Cpl. Stephen Pistone, US Army, and his wife Shirley during the Korean War.
    Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives
    Container: Korea 1
    Container: 11-13

    Content Description

    This collection contains the correspondence between Cpl. Stephen Pistone, US Army, and his wife, Shirley during the Korean War. Stephen was stationed in Korea with the Special Service. Shirley writes from Redwood City, California.
    In her letters she keeps her husband informed about the daily goings-on at home. She talks about her job at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, how the family is doing, and the plans she has for their future (buying a home and starting a family).
    This collection also contains letters written to Shirley from Stephen. In these letters Stephen is mainly concerned with plans for their (his and Shirly's) upcoming wedding. He also discusses his expectaions of what married life should be. They pre-date the letters written by Shirley.
    In addition, there is a letter to Stephen from his sister Vilma who writes of her dislike for her sister-in-law, Shirley. This letter was in an envelope postmarked September 19, 1951.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Carolyn Macola. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Stephen Pistone Korean War correspondence (2015.091.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Korean War, 1950-1953.
    Correspondence -- Korean War -- 1950-1953
    Macola, Carolyn