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Jack Carr Papers, 1943-1945

Manuscript Collection #1242

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

Title: Jack Carr Papers
Creator: Carr, Jack Ladd
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: This collection contains 539 letters (1943-1945) written by Jack Ladd Carr (1924-2010) to his family in Pennsylvania while he was stationed in Fort Jackson (South Carolina) for basic training, in Camp San Luis Obispo and Camp Pendleton in California, and the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Carr joined the U.S. Army in March 1943 and returned to the United States in December of 1945. He was involved in attacks on Anguar Island and took part in Operation Forager.
Extent: 1.25 Cubic feet, 3 archival boxes, consisting of correspondence

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

Accessions Information

June 4, 2014, (unprocessed), 1.25 cu. ft.; This collection contains 539 letters (1943-1945) written by Jack Ladd Carr (1924-2010) to his family in Pennsylvania while he was stationed in Fort Jackson (South Carolina) for basic training, in Camp San Luis Obispo and Camp Pendleton in California, and the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Carr joined the U.S. Army in March 1943 and returned to the United States in December of 1945. He was involved in attacks on Anguar Island and took part in Operation Forager. Purchased from Between The Covers of Gloucester City, NJ.

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

Jack Carr Papers (#1242), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Acquisition Information

  • Purchased from Between The Covers of Gloucester City, NJ

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

Jack Ladd Carr (1924-2010) was born in Philadelphia, PA, on July 17, 1924. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 4, 1943, during World War II, went throught basic training in Fort Jackson (South Carolina), was stationed at Camp San Luis Obispo and Camp Pendleton in California, and then served in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, he graduated from St. John's College in 1950, completed post-graduate work at Temple University in urban planning, worked as director of the Planning Department for Annapolis, MD, and held high leadership positions involving statewide historical, cultural, and art programs in Maryland. He married Lois Green on July 28, 1963, and died in Annapolis, MD, on January 10, 2010.

Sources: Find A Grave: Jack Ladd Carr

Fold3 by Ancestry: Jack Carr

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

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

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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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