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McGilvray Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.021

Scope and Contents

Letters home to Gatesville, Texas from two brothers, Cam and Burl McGilvray who served in the Army and Marines respectively during World War II. Cam McGilvray was in the Army Officer Candidate School No. 1 in Fargo, North Dakota.  Burl McGilvray was stationed overseas and returned in April 1943 to the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California due to a heat stroke complication. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, song lyrics and postcards.

Dates

  • 1942-1943

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Burl McGilvray was from Gatesville, Texas and served in the Marines during World War II. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Purchase.
Title
Guide to the McGilvray Family Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
Date
2010-03-05
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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