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James F. McMillan Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-168

Scope and Contents

Dr. Jack D. Ellis of The University of Alabama, Huntsville, found these eight diaries in a Wilmington Flea Market. Dr. Ellis felt the entries chronicled the life of a young man in those days of comparative cultural malaise and unconcern for the unfolding larger events in the world outside his personal center. As an example, his entry for December 7, 1941, makes only a brief mention of War, and no mention of Pearl Harbor. Although young McMillan was of draft age, he never again mentions his friends being in service, or the World War that changed lives forever.

Dates

  • Creation: 1940-1947

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is unprocessed. Contact staff at the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History (csencah@uncw.edu) for information on access to this collection.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Extent

1 Container (Contains 1 document box)

Language of Materials

English

Title
James F. McMillan Diaries
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Carroll R. Jones
Date
2000 August
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

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