Jim Mooney Letters
Scope and Contents
The Jim Mooney Letters consist of photocopies of 35 letters Mooney wrote to his brother Charles, mostly while he was serving in the United States Navy during World War II. The letters describe military life both in training and while at sea in the Pacific theater. Three letters written to his brother before the war discuss Mooney's baseball career and interests.
- Mooney, James Irving, 1906-1979 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The letters are open for research.
0.10 linear feet
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Method of Acquisition
The Jim Mooney correspondence was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by his nephew, Jack Mooney, on June 15, 1995, accession number 1995-039.
Existence and Location of Originals
Jack Mooney retained possession of the originals.
Ned Irwin completed processing, and the letters were opened to researchers in March 1997.
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- United States--History--World War, 1939-1945 Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- United States. Navy -- History -- World War, 1939-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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