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James H. McCarmack World War II letters

Guide to the James H. McCarmack World War II letters

Collection number: HMC-0919.
Creator: McCarmack, James H.
Title: James H. McCarmack World War II letters.
Dates: 1944-1945.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Letters written by a soldier stationed at Attu, Alaska.

Biographical note:
James H. McCarmack was stationed at Camp Earle, Attu Island, Alaska during World War II.  He was a soldier in the Headquarter Battery of the 42nd Coast Artillery Battalion.

Collection description:
This collection consists of four letters and a postcard written by U.S. Army soldier James McCarmack on Attu Island, to Marjorie McGillicuddy in New York City.  In the letters, dated April 1944 to June 1945, he inquires about family and friends and talks about the weather and daily life on Attu.

Arrangement: The letters are arranged in chronological order.

Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: James H. McCarmack World War II letters, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: Three letters were purchased at internet auction by the Archives in 2006. One letter was given to the Archives in 2013 by Jill Holmgren who also purchased the letter online. The postcard was donated by John Schlatter in 2018.

Processing information: This collection was described by Nicole Jackelen in 2007. The guide was updated in 2013 by Arlene Schmuland.

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