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Guide to the Francis M. Wulbern Papers
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Biographical Information:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Francis M. Wulbern Papers
    Dates: 1922-1945
    Identification: MS-0273
    Creator: Wulbern, Francis Marion, 1898-1976
    Physical Description: 5.00 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Francis Marion Wulburn served in the Marine Corps between 1930 and 1943. During this time he was stationed in Nicaragua; the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia; an instructor at Quantico, Virginia; and at the Army's Engineer Amphibian Command at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. He also served as Commandant of the Marine detachments aboard the Battleships of the Atlantic Fleet at the outbreak of the war, and as a staff member of the Commander of Central Pacific Operations.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    United States. Marine Corps -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
    United States. Marine Corps -- Officers -- Biography -- Sources

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers

    Geographic Name:

    Nicaragua -- Military relations -- United States -- Sources
    United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Sources
    United States -- Military relations -- Nicaragua -- Sources

    Personal Name:

    Wulbern, Francis Marion, 1898-1976 -- Archives

    Topical Term:

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources
    World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Sources

    Administrative Information



    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Francis M. Wulbern Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of correspondence, telegraph messages, classroom materials, official publications pertaining to administrative procedures, tactics, and equipment specifications, as well as photographs and certificates of Francis Wulbern. Of particular interest are the letters of General Altamirano of the Sandinistas and of the U.S. Commander of the Northern Area in Nicaragua in 1930. Also included are telegraph messages announcing the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the German and Italian declarations of war, and ship-to-ship communications during convoy runs to Iceland from the US during the winter of 1941/1942. There is also an extensive collection of field manuals that cover many aspects of amphibious and small unit operations.