Soldier, U.S. Army, c. 1950-1953.
The papers of Harry L. Davis contain correspondence, memorabilia, printed materials, photographs, and other items mostly pertaining to Davis’s service as a soldier in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan during the Korean War.
Size: 10 linear inches (about 1,600 pages).
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government her copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their duties are in the public domain. The copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Randy Sowell and Jim Armistead (2020).
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Harry L. Davis was from Kansas City, Missouri. He volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1950. Following his training, he served as an Infantryman in both Korea and Japan from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. Davis was honorably discharged with no disability.
The papers of Harry L. Davis include letters he wrote to his family during his service in the U.S. Army, primarily during the Korean War, and other items mostly relating to his military service.
Davis’ letters to his family make up most of the collection. Dating from 1950 to 1952, the letters describe his experiences as a soldier while serving during the Korean War. Davis wrote several letters during his military service at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, and his basic training began at Camp Cooke, California. The others were written while he was in Korea and Japan. The rest of the collection - consisting of envelopes, photographs, postcards, and programs - pertains for the most part to Davis’ wartime military service. There are eight World War II era ration booklets included in the collection.
This collection also includes a “Printed Materials” folder containing a wide range of printed matter dealing directly or indirectly with the Korean War. This material includes maps, newspaper articles, unit newsletters, a "Safe Conduct" pass, propaganda leaflets, cartoons, and foreign currency.
|SUBJECT FILE, 1942-1952
Correspondence, printed materials, and other items. Arranged alphabetically by folder title, and thereunder chronologically.
- Correspondence, 1947
- Correspondence, 1950
- Correspondence, 1951 [1 of 6]
- Correspondence, 1951 [2 of 6]
- Correspondence, 1951 [3 of 6]
- Correspondence, 1951 [4 of 6]
- Correspondence, 1951 [5 of 6]
- Correspondence, 1951 [6 of 6]
- Correspondence, 1952 [1 of 4]
- Correspondence, 1952 [2 of 4]
- Correspondence, 1952 [3 of 4]
- Correspondence, 1952 [4 of 4]
- Correspondence, Miscellaneous
- Miscellaneous – Military Identification Card and Meal Ticket
- Printed Material
- World War II Materials