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Collection Number: 05431

Collection Title: George Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence, 1935-1970s and undated

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 435 items)
Abstract George Johnston (known as Max) was a private in the United States military who traveled with a military band during World War II. Johnston married Evelyn Carde Smith in 1943. The collection is primarily correspondence between Private George Johnston (known as Max) and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston, who seems to have lived in Clayton, N.C. Most of these letters were written during their courtship, when Max traveled with a military band during World War II and performed at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Pensavola, Fla. Topics include family affairs, finances, and Max's travels. Also included are greeting cards from family members congratulating the couple on their marriage and later on the birth of their daughter.
Creator Johnston, George.



Johnston, Evelyn Carde Smith.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence #5431, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired from J. Douglas Mattox in June 2009 (Acc. 101132).
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 Johnston (known as Max) was a private in the United States military who traveled with a military band during World War II. Johnston married Evelyn Carde Smith in 1943.

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The collection is primarily correspondence between Private George Johnston (known as Max) and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston, who seems to have lived in Clayton, N.C. Most of these letters were written during their courtship, when Max traveled with a military band during World War II and performed at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Pensavola, Fla. Topics include family affairs, finances, and Max's travels. Also included are greeting cards from family members congratulating the couple on their marriage and later on the birth of their daughter.

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Contents list

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About 435 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1935 #05431, Series: "George Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence, 1935-1970s and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

Correspondence, 1936-1938 #05431, Series: "George Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence, 1935-1970s and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3-8

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Correspondence, 1940 #05431, Series: "George Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence, 1935-1970s and undated." Folder 3-8

Folder 9-20

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Correspondence, 1941 #05431, Series: "George Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence, 1935-1970s and undated." Folder 9-20

Folder 21-26

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Correspondence, 1942 #05431, Series: "George Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence, 1935-1970s and undated." Folder 21-26

Folder 27

Correspondence, 1943-1947 #05431, Series: "George Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence, 1935-1970s and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

Evelyn Johnston get-well cards, 1953 #05431, Series: "George Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence, 1935-1970s and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

Correspondence, 1970s and undated #05431, Series: "George Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence, 1935-1970s and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

Correspondence, undated #05431, Series: "George Johnston and Evelyn Carde Smith Johnston Correspondence, 1935-1970s and undated." Folder 30

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Processing Information

Processed by: Matt Dailey and Rachel Shope, March 2011

Encoded by: Matt Dailey, June 2011

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