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John J. Smolka collection

John J. Smolka collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: John J. Smolka collection
Creator: Smolka, John J., 1911-
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1982
Bulk Dates: 1941-1944
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms2704
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John J. Smolka served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a diary and journals kept during World War II. Smolka records weather, and daily activities in the United States Marine Corps recording recreational activities on the Marine base at Mt. Martha Balcombe, Australia, and on the island of Puvuvu. The collection also contains an autobiographic sketch in which Smolka recounts his life until 1968.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John J. Smolka collection, ms 2704, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Journals (accounts)
Soldiers -- United States.
United States. Marine Corps
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1941-1944
12 Australia Record , 1943
13 Russell Islands Record , 1944
11Autobiographical sketch, 1968