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McGuire Collection of Letters from Black Soldiers

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-051
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of 109 photocopies of letters from Black soldiers during World War II. They were used in Dr. Phillip McGuire’s book, Taps for a Jim Crow Army, published in 1983. The letters contain the many maltreatments Black soldiers dealt with during their service, including the complaints they made and corresponding consequences they suffered for speaking out. Maltreatments included but were not limited to use of racial slurs, corporal...
Dates: 1941-1946 (photocopies), 1983; Majority of material found within 1941-1946 (photocopies)

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  • Subject: African American veterans X
  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945 X
  • Subject: United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans X
  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives X