John J. Smolka collection

John J. Smolka collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Smolka, John J., 1911-
Title: John J. Smolka collection
Dates: 1940-1944, 1968, 1982
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms2704

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a diary and journals kept by John J. Smolka from 1941-1944. In his diary, Smolka records weather, and daily activities in the United States Marine Corps (a note dated 1982 was inserted in the diary). The journals entitled Australia Record 1943 and Russell Islands Record 1944 record recreational activities on the Marine base at Mt. Martha Balcombe, Australia, and on the island of Puvuvu. The collection also contains an autobiographic sketch in which Smolka recounts his life until 1968.

Index Terms

Journals (accounts)
Soldiers--United States.
United States. Marine Corps.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

John J. Smolka collection, ms 2704, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1941-1944, 1982
Australia Record, 1943
Russell Islands Record, 1944
1Autobiographical sketch, after 1968