Finding aid created by: --
Date: Jan 1978
|7 Aug 2008||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|Mar 2016||rehoused, flattened, inventory expanded substantially (MS)|
Overview of the Collection
|Title:||Coronet Magazine Military History Project Records|
|Quantity:||4.5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Correspondence and memorabilia to, from, and about soldiers (Civil War through Korea)|
|Language:||Majority in English, one book in German|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Coronet Magazine was published from October 13, 1936 to March 1971 and ran for 299 issues.
The Coronet Magazine Military History Project Records consists of correspondence and World War II material.
Correspondence consists of letters, postcards and other correspondence sent home by American soldiers in five wars -- Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and Korea. There is also a Civil War diary for the year 1892 and extensive collections of letters from a World War I private and a World War II officer, as well as a small amount of memorabilia.
World War II in Europe items include a Nazi flag, a Nazi history book, aerial photographs, maps and newspapres/news clippings (e.g., 8 Dec 1942 with headline "JAPAN STARTS WAR.").
A small number of military pamphlets relating to Nuclear war complete the collection.
Correspondence is arranged chronologically by war. World War II in Europe material is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Access to audiorecordings requires advance notice to produce a use copy.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
See also Coronet Magazine Records.
Coronet -- Archives.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives.
Military history -- United States.
Nuclear warfare -- Pamphlets.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Genres and Forms
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Coronet Magazine Military History Project Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Esquire, Inc., 1961-62.
World War II in Europe
|Box 1||Miscellanous writings - includes a diary and "Soldier's Pocketbook"|
|Oversize 3||Memorabilia - buttons from uniform of Grand Army of the Republic|
|World War I|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous 1918 - Garton S. Churchill, Floyd B. Bremerman, Russell Mustard, Leonard Pratt, Robert Bloomingdale and others; includes photographs and postcards|
|Box 1||Snyder, John G. 1917-1920 - letters to his father in Illinois; includes photographs|
|World War II|
|Box 1||Churchill, S. Garton 1942-1946 - New York City attorney who wrote a serialized letter to soldiers on his mailing list, arranged as "volumes" bu him; contains both letters he wrote and letters sent to him by others (2 volumes)|
|Box 2||Churchill, S. Garton 1942-1946 - New York City attorney who wrote a serialized letter to soldiers on his mailing list, arranged as "volumes" bu him; contains both letters he wrote and letters sent to him by others (1 volume)|
|Box 2||Gifford, Jr., Eli G. ("Biz"), Captain 1940-1945 (3 folders)|
|Box 3||Miscellaneous 1942-1945 (3 folders)|
|Box 3||Casey, Charles - letter from Casey, possibly transcribed by his mother Helen Long Casey as it is on her stationery, with notes at the end that talk about her son's death; also two letters from Casey's commanding officers|
|Box 4||Breslau, Roger C. 1969-1970 - Air Force major and surgeon; letters to and from former patients and friends in the military|
|Box 4||Farris, George K. 1966 - letters to his parents|
|Box 4||Foley, John B. 1965-1966 - letters to Betsy Cran of Chicago and from Tony Puglio|
|Box 4||Kempner, Marion Lee 1942-1966 - bound volume of letters from Lt. Kempner, self-published by his parents after his death as "Letters from Sandy" (Stinehour Press, Lunenberg, VT)|
|Box 4||Unidentified, Tom to Janalee 1968-1970|
|Box 5||Recording, "Dave Matloff #1" Sep 1967 1 3" reel (ID#: coronet_mil_001)|
|Box 5||Recording, "Dave Matloff #2" Dec 1967 1 3" reel (ID#: coronet_mil_002)|
|Box 5||Recording, "Dave Matloff #3" May 1968 1 3" reel (ID#: coronet_mil_003)|
|World War II in Europe|
|Box 4||Aerial photographs|
|Tube 1||"Graphic history of the 29th" - one sheet with cartoons and humorous captions regarding the adventures of the 29th Infantry in Europe|
|Tube 1||Maps - large military-issue maps of areas in France and Germany, some with handwritten annotations and markings, including one hand-annotated as "Omaha Beach"|
|Oversize 3||Memorabilia - large Nazi banner, 2 framed photographs|
|Oversize 1||Breaching the Siegfried Line (2 volumes)|
|Oversize 1||Defenses of Brest - includes large oversize foldout map; various other items laid in|
|Oversize 1||Mission accomplished|
|Oversize 1||Normandy to the Elbe|
|Oversize 4||News clippings|
|Oversize 3||Photobook, Deutschland Erwacht (Germany Awakens), Cigaretten Bildendienst, Altona-Bahrenfeld 1933 - Third Reich propaganda book containing dozens of printed and tipped-in photos as well as a very large (4') foldout photo of a rally in Nuremberg; an early publishing effort by the Nazi Party shortly after Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor|
|Oversize 1||Scrapbook, postcards|
|Oversize 2||Scrapbook, postcards|
|Box 4||Pamphlets, military|