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Collection Number: 04877-z

Collection Title: George Cronin Papers, 1945-1946.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 30 items)
Abstract George Cronin was a private in the U.S. Army who was stationed in Korea in 1946 during the post-World War II occupation. Diary of George Cronin during his 1946 military assignment in Korea and letters written by Cronin while at various army bases throughout the United States. Letters are addressed to Cronin's friend Edward Martin of Wheeling, W.Va., May-September 1945. The diary and letters describe military life; the diary discusses life in Korea as Cronin experienced it during his free time. Other items include a bag with Korean writing on it, a list of men in Company B at Fort McClellan in Alabama, a list of words translated into Korean, and Cronin2 s discharge card. Also included are photographs taken by Cronin of sites and people in Korea.
Creator Cronin, George.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the George Cronin papers #4877, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Venetta Cronin of Dallas, Tex., in June 1997 (Acc. 97075).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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George Cronin was a private in the U.S. Army who was stationed in Korea in 1946 during the post-World War II occupation.

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Diary of George Cronin during his 1946 military assignment in Korea and letters written by Cronin while at various army bases throughout the United States. Letters are addressed to Cronin's friend Edward Martin of Wheeling, W.Va., May-September 1945. The diary and letters describe military life; the diary discusses life in Korea as Cronin experienced it during his free time. Other items include a bag with Korean writing on it, a list of men in Company B at Fort McClellan in Alabama, a list of words translated into Korean, and Cronin2 s discharge card. Also included are photographs taken by Cronin of sites and people in Korea.

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