John Albert Lang, Jr. Collection (#962), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
October 23, 2003, (unprocessed) 5 items, 0.01 cubic feet; Collection (1975-1977) compiled by History Prof. I. B. Holley, Jr. of Duke University, including research correspondence and Holley's Dictionary of North Carolina Biography entry for Lang, whose career included teaching English at Georgia Military Academy; and serving as president of the National Student Federation, as assistant to the director of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Education, as state administrator of the National Youth Administration for North Carolina, as an officer in the U. S. Army Air Corps in Alaska, North Africa, and Sicily during World War II, 1942-1946; as Administrative Assistant to Rep. Charles B. Deane (D-NC), 1946-1947 and to Rep. Robert E. Jones (D-AL), 1957-1961; as Deputy for Reserve and ROTC Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, 1961-1971; as an Air Force reserve major general; and finally as Vice Chancellor of East Carolina University and Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, 1971-1974). Donor: I. B. Holley, Jr.
Source of acquisition
Gift of I. B. Holley, Jr.
Encoded by Mark Custer, February 15, 2008
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Box 1 Folder a Item 2
Bambauer, Ruth Lang (Gardner) (John A. Lang, Jr.'s sister) Letter to Prof. I. B. Holley, Jr. (2/9/1976) providing biographical and personal details of her brother's life and including photocopies from published sources that mentioned him. Holograph & Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 17 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 3
Lang, Catherine Gibson (Mrs. John A. Lang, Jr.) Letter to Prof. I. B. Holley, Jr. (12/11/1975) providing genealogical and biographical information for her husband's biography. Holograph. 1 item. 3 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 4
McColl, Eldon L. Deputy Administrative Assistant, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Air Force, Letter to Prof. I. B. Holley, Jr., Dept. of History, Duke University (11/12/1975) regarding the disposition of Lang's papers when he left the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force in August 1971, and providing details of his service in the office, 1961-1971, and providing references of individuals with further information. Typescript signed. 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 5
Thomas, Ned. Letter to Prof. I. B. Holley, Jr., Dept. of History, Duke University (5/29/1976), regarding incidents that occurred when he and Lang were traveling around the US "carrying the DOD / Air Force message to interested groups." Typescript signed. 1 item 2 p