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Jim Mooney Letters

 Collection — Box: H (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0470

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.


  • 1931-1946


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.

Processing Information

Ned Irwin completed processing, and the letters were opened to researchers in March 1997.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA