Guide to the W.F. Clingman World War II Journal, 1945

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: W.F. Clingman World War II Journal
Dates: 1945
Identification: SC/WFC
Creator: Clingman, W.F.
Physical Description: 0.04 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: W.F. Clingman, a United States Coast Guard officer, kept this handwritten journal from September 22nd to October 3rd, 1945 while assisting in minesweeping operations in the Kii Channel (Kii Suido) in Japan after the end of World War II. In the journal, Clingman describes in detail his experiences in Japan, writing about the minesweeping process, the weather, his interactions with the local Japanese people, his observations of Japanese culture and the local scenery, literature, and his desires to return to the United States.
Note:
This collection was purchased with funds generously donated by Gus and Erika Manders.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Jessica Geiser, 2014

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], W.F. Clingman World War II Journal , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

The W.F. Clingman World War II Journal is a handwritten bound journal composed by United States Coast Guard officer W.F. Clingman in 1945. In the journal, Clingman describes in detail his experiences in Japan, writing about his work assisting a minesweeping operation, the weather, his interactions with the local Japanese people, his observations of Japanese culture and the local scenery, literature, and his desires to return to the United States.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Item 1

Bound Handwritten Journal, 1945