|Creator:||Smolka, John J., 1911-|
|Title:||John J. Smolka diaries|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of three diaries of John J. Smolka from 1940-1944. All three diaries relate to his experiences in the United States Marine Corps from his training in 1940 to his duty in World War II. The collection contains a diary (1940-1944) containing brief accounts of Smolka's day to day activities, a diary (January - May 1943) containing recreational activities on the Marine base at Mt. Martha Balcombe, Australia, and a diary (May - October 1944) documenting recreational activities at Puvuvu (Russell Island). The collection also contains a 44-page autobiographic sketch in which Smolka recounts his life until 1968.|
John J. "Johnny" Smolka (1911- ), joined U.S. Marines in 1940, radio operator and later recreation director, stationed at Mt. Martha Balcombe in Australia and Puvuvu (Russell Island) during World War II.
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Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
John J. Smolka diaries. MS 2704. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.