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Edgar Ralph Rankin Papers, 1945-1950

(Manuscript Collection #130)

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Title: Edgar Ralph Rankin Papers
Creator: Rankin, E. R. (Edgar Ralph)
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1945-1950) including correspondence, military pamphlets with description of army forces, commentaries, letter of sympathy.
Extent: 0.086 Cubic feet, 69 items , including correspondence and military pamphlets.

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Accessions Information

June 8, 1970, 69 items; Correspondence (1946-1950). Gift of Mrs. Richard T. Fountain, Rocky Mount, N.C.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Edgar Ralph Rankin Papers (#130), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Richard T. Fountain

Processing Information

  • Processed by B. Hicks, October 1970

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Material in the collection pertains to the military service of Captain Edgar Ralph Rankin primarily during the period from 1946-1948 while he was stationed at Camp O'Donnell on Luzon Island--the Republic of the Philippines. Correspondence is addressed to his sister Mrs. R. T. Fountain and is concerned primarily with personal and family matters and with routine duty in the Philippines.

There are commentaries on his trans-Pacific voyage, descriptions and observations on the farming practices and life style of the Filipinos, and descriptions of the countryside surrounding Camp O'Donnell.

Also included is a letter of sympathy upon the death of ex-Lt. Gov. Richard T. Fountain and containing advice concerning the execution of his estate.

There are two military information pamphlets that contain a description of the organization of the Army Forces in the Pacific, an article on Australia, and one entire issue devoted to a study of the Soviet Union, its government and military capabilities.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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