The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Barlow letters

MSS-219

Size: .5 linear ft.

Provenance: Received from Leo Barlow

Access: Open

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Processing Note: 

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by:  Tamara Jones, Oct. 2006

 

Biographical Sketch

William Barlow served as an infantryman during World War II and was primarily stationed in the Philippines and South Pacific from 1944-46.  His brother Leo served in the United States Marine Corps from 1950-53 and was stationed in Korea and Japan in 1951.         

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters written by William Barlow and his brother Leo to their family during their time in the service. Both sets of letters are divided by year (and, in the case of the William Barlow letters, by month), with the brothers´┐Ż location at the time also noted. Letters with unknown years, dates, and/or locations are contained in separate folders. The Leo Barlow collection also contains some miscellaneous materials.

 

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item

 

 

 

 

 

William Barlow letters

 

 

 

 

 

1944

1

1

Camp Atterbury, Indiana & Camp Roberts, California

 

 

1945

1

2

January (Camp Roberts)

1

3

February (Camp Roberts & Batangas, Philippines)

1

4

March/April (Fort Ord, California)

1

5

May (Philippines)

1

6

June/July (Mindanao, Philippines)

1

7

August/September (Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines)

1

8

October (Davao City/Mindanao)

1

9

November (Davao)

1

10

December (Davao; Leyte; & Samar, Philippines)

 

 

1946

1

11

January (Samar, Leyte, & Manila)

1

12

February (Batangas)

1

13

March (Batangas)

1

14

April (Batangas)

1

15

May (Batangas)

1

16

June (Batangas)

1

17

July (Batangas)

1

18

August (Batangas)

1

19

September (Batangas)

1

20

Year/date/location unknown

 

 

 

 

 

Leo Barlow letters

 

 

 

1

21

1950 (Parris Island, South Carolina/Camp Pendleton, California)

1

22

1951 (Masan; An-Dong; Pusan, Korea/Honshu, Japan)

1

23

1952 (Washington, D.C./Carderock, Maryland)

1

24

1953 (Carderock, Maryland)

1

25

Year/date/location unknown

1

26

Miscellaneous

 

Last Updated: 1/3/12