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Daniel K. Hargan Papers, 1942-1945

Manuscript Collection #700

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

Title: Daniel K. Hargan Papers
Creator: Hargan, Daniel K.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1942-1945) including correspondence, letters, references routine, restrictions and entertainment, etc.
Extent: 0.055 Cubic feet, 21 items, consisting of correspondence.

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

Accessions Information

May 22, 1995, Correspondence (1942-1945) of U. S. Navy enlisted man. Gift courtesy of Friends of ECU Library.

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

Daniel K. Hargan Papers (#700), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Friends of ECU Library

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Seaman 2nd Class Daniel K. Hargan (b. 1923) of Rochester, New York, began service in the Navy in 1942. Most of his tour of duty was in the Atlantic aboard the USS YMS 66, an auxiliary motor minesweeper, headquartered in the Panama Canal Zone.

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

Correspondence in the collection consists of letters from Daniel K. Hargan. References are made to routine, restrictions, and entertainment on board ship and in port; uncertainty about leaves and personal relationships; and difficulties with the mail. A cursory description of Cristobal, Panama, is given.

Also included are miscellaneous letter referring to Victory Parade broadcasts and letter-censoring.

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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