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John Menefee Diary

Identifier: SC 01332

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Scope and Contents

Contains a diary that was also used as an autograph album and service record for Corporal John Menefee of Purcellville, Virginia. Menefee was a member of the Quartermaster Camp stationed in Stockton, California. The diary was given out to service members during World War II as part of the "My Life in the Service" series. The diary is divided into sections for identification of the owner, service record, citations and awards, my buddies in the service, officers I have met, civilians I have met, and a section for daily experiences in the service. Most of these sections have been filled out by Menefee and other service members. In the diary, Menefee mentions his daily routine while stationed at Sheppards Field, Texas in 1944. He talks about watching films related to war battles, drills, being assigned to the motor pool, and other activities. According to his service record, Menefee began his service at Camp Lee, Virginia in August of 1942 and left the service from For Bragg, North Carolina in February 1946.


  • Creation: 1942-1945


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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, January 2012. Accession 2012.022

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository