Finding Aid for the Henry A. Turner Second World War correspondence 2017.384.w.r

Andrew Harman
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Henry A. Turner Second World War correspondence
Creator: Turner, Henry Aurthur, Seaman First Class, 1922-1996
source: Sims, Normajean Andrews
Identifier/Call Number: 2017.384.w.r
Physical Description: .025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date: 1945 December 24
Abstract: This collection contains one correspondence and two copied photographs of S1/C Henry A. Turner, USN sent to his sister during the Second World War.
Language of Material: English .
Container: WWII 24
Container: 6
Container: 1

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Normajean Sims, "Your Niece (Billy Jo)"

Biographical / Historical

Seaman First Class Henry Aurthur Turner, United States Navy (10/28/1922 - 1/8/1996) is an African American sailor born in Dover, Oklahoma to Rufus and Estella, and lived in Topeka, Kansas as well as Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was later a member of the American Legion Jordan Patterson Post #319 and retired from the Department of Menninger Foundation (according to donor). The donor, Normajean Sims, is the daughter of S1/c Turner's sister, Leona M. Andrews.

Preferred Citation

[Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Henry A. Turner Second World War correspondence (2017.384.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
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Content Description

This collection contains one letter from S1/C Henry A. Turner, USN to his sister Leona M. Andrews in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the Second World War. The letter was written on Christmas eve 1945 from Guam and discusses sending home money and hoping to leave soon. Also included are two photocopies of black and white photographs of S1/C Turner with written descriptions on the backsides. One photograph is of Turner in uniform at Great Lakes Naval Base, Illinois originally sent as a postcard to his sister Leona, and the other is overseas with another serviceman, apparently play-sparring with rifles, originally sent on a postcard to his niece, the donor, Normajean Sims.

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

World War (1939-1945) -- Pacific campaign -- Guam
Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
World War (1939-1945) -- Christmas
Sims, Normajean Andrews