William A. McCormick correspondence
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William A. McCormick correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McCormick, William A.
Title: William A. McCormick correspondence
Dates: 1937-1944
Extent: 0.07 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 1261

Biographical/Historical Note

William A. McCormick began his army career in 1937. On March 25, 1938 he was honorably discharged from the Cascadian Company 5463 at Camp Applegate, Oregon. Because of ill health, he did not reenlist until 1942. He served in the European theater of the war and the last known information on him indicated he was in England in 1944 suffering from ill health.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, including letters, telegrams, postcards, and V-mail, from William A. McCormick to his family. McCormick was station in Europe during World War II, and this correspondence gives his perspective on army life, his health, and his impressions of the war. Some of the correspondence has been sent via V-mail (Victory mail).


Index Terms

Correspondence.
Letters (correspondence)
McCormick, William A.
Postcards.
Telegrams.
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], William A. McCormick correspondence, MS 1261, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Thomas Collum, 1977.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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11-17Correspondence. William A. McCormick to family. From Camp Applegate, Oregon, 1937-1938
 

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118Newsletter. Camp Applegate, Oregon, 1938 March 25
5th anniversary newsletter.
 

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119Postcard. William A. McCormick to mama, 1940 August ( 1.0 p. )
 

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120Letter. William A. McCormick to mama, 1942 November 19 ( 1.0 p. )
Somewhere in Africa.
 

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221-50Correspondence. William A. McCormick to family. From stations in Europe, 1943-1944