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Overview of the John McDougal Atherton papers
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: John McDougal Atherton papers,
    Dates: 1934-1943
    Collection Number: 90025
    Creator: Atherton, John McDougal, 1918-1942.
    Collection Size: 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder (0.5 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Diaries, letters, certificate, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to activities of the American destroyer Meredith in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during World War II, and to the sinking of the Meredith and the death of J. M. Atherton during the Solomon Islands campaign. Includes printed matter and miscellany relating to the commissioning of the destroyer escort Atherton, named in honor of J. M. Atherton, in 1943, and to various aspects of Atherton family history.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John McDougal Atherton papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Lieutenant (junior grade), United States Navy; signal officer, U.S.S. Meredith, 1941-1942.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Diaries, letters, certificate, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to activities of the American destroyer Meredith in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during World War II, and to the sinking of the Meredith and the death of J. M. Atherton during the Solomon Islands campaign. Includes printed matter and miscellany relating to the commissioning of the destroyer escort Atherton, named in honor of J. M. Atherton, in 1943, and to various aspects of Atherton family history.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
    Meredith (Destroyer)
    Atherton (Destroyer escort)
    United States. Navy.