Edward C. James papers

Edward C. James papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Unknown
Title: Edward C. James papers
Dates: 1942-1965
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 document boxes
Coll. Number: ms3047

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Clark James, Jr., was a veteran of World War II and the Korean war, a graduate of the University of Georgia (BSA 1948, MS 1962), and a native of Connecticut. During World War II he was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (Troop A, 3rd Cavalry); Camp Atterbury, Indiana (Co. A, 331st Infantry); Aviation Cadet camps in California, New Mexico and Texas (2509th AAF); and saw combat in the Pacific with the Army Air Forces. He also served a six month tour of combat in the Korean War, where he was stationed at Kadena Base on Okinawa (307th Bomb Wing) and Anderson Air Force Base on Guam.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters written by Edward James to his wife Elizabeth Harrell James in Fitzgerald, Georgia, before and after they were married. The letters give details of the camps, towns where he was stationed, his bombardier training, and the bombing missions. He gives descriptive details of the Okinawan people, houses, crops, and typhoons. The letters to his wife are both romantic and sexually explicit. During World War II many of his letters discuss his future plans of owning a farm.

Index Terms

James, Edward Clark, Jr., b. 1920
James, Elizabeth Harrell
Korean War, 1950-1953--Veterans.
Military education--United States.
Okinawa Island (Japan).
United States. Air Force.
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Edward C. James papers, ms3047, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1942
2Correspondence, 1943-1944
3Correspondence, 1945 March-May
3Correspondence, 1945 June 1-14
5Correspondence, 1945 June 15-30
6Correspondence, 1945 July 1-14
7Correspondence, 1945 July 15-31
8Correspondence, 1945 August
9Correspondence, 1945 September 1-14
10Correspondence, 1945 September 15-30
11Correspondence, 1945 October 1-10
21Correspondence, 1952 April
2Correspondence, 1952 June
3Correspondence, 1952 July
4Correspondence, 1952 August
5Correspondence, 1952 September
6Correspondence, 1952 October
7Correspondence, 1952 November
8Correspondence, 1952 December 1-16
9Correspondence, 1952 December 17-31
10Correspondence, 1953 January
11Correspondence, 1965
12Correspondence, undated
13Empty envelopes
14Miscellaneous items