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Jack Landrum papers

Jack Landrum papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jack Landrum papers
Creator: Landrum, Jack Marion, 1924-2014
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1987
Language: English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: ms3947
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Georgia native Jack Landrum enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, and trained as a medical corpsman before assignment to sea duty on the aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Antietam. He served in the Pacific Theatre before hostilities with Japan ended in 1945, received honorable discharge, and returned to Georgia where he enrolled at Mercer University. Shortly after being discharged from wartime active military duty, he joined the U.S. Navy Reserve, serving as a Lieutenant and ultimately attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He wrote an account of his memoirs of service in the Navy as an enlisted man and as a reserve officer entitled "Memories of Service in the United States Navy," which he finished in 2013.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of documents created during Jack Landrum's service in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Naval Reserve. These documents include forms, orders, certificates, and other related material. Also included is a manuscript of "Memories of Service in the United States Navy," a memoir about his career in the military. Also included are photographs of Mr. Landrum, his wife, and several U.S. Navy groups, newsletters, and certificates.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jack Landrum papers, ms3947, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Aircraft carriers -- United States.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Naval operations, American.
U.S.S. Antietam
United Sates. Naval Reserve
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Application for Armed Forces identification card, 1984; 1987
 
12Fitness report receipts, 1952-1974
 
13"Memories of Service in the United States Navy"
 
14"Memories of Service in the United States Navy" drafts
 
15"Memories of Service in the United States Navy" manuscript notebook
 
16Naval Reserve Information Security Program National Seminar printed material, 1973
 
17Navy Honorable Discharge certificate (copy), 1946
 
18-15Navy documents, 1942-1975
 
116Navy documents, undated
 
117Correspondence
 
118Certificates
 
119Photographs
 
120Photographs - groups
 
121Photographs - U.S.S. Antietam
 
122U.S.S. Antietam history and reunions
 
123Clippings
 
124Newsletters
 
oversized_folder
1Unit photograph - U.S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois - signed on reverse, 1943 March 25
 
1Georgia State Guard certificate - Luke Thomas Landrum, 1943 October 14