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Carter McLennon Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 5 Oct 2009

Biographical History

Colonel Carter R. McLennan (1894-1961) was a United States army officer who fought in World War II. Part of his service was spent on Negros Island in the Philippines. In 1945 he received the Distinguished Service Cross for action against enemy forces on Dec 18, 1941, in recognition of "outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty."

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Carter R. McLennan Papers consist of several diaries from 1940-1946; also in the collection are a few Civil War letters.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection has not been processed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions:

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has several collections relating to military history. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


McLennan, Carter R.

Corporate Bodies

United States. -- Army. -- Infantry Regiment, 57th.


World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.


Negros Island (Philippines)

Genres and Forms



Armed Forces -- Officers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Carter R. McLennan Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Carter R. McLennan, 1964.

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