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Geer (Andrew) papers M2257
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Description
The collection contains 10 typed manuscripts of Andrew Geer's books, issues of magazines where his stories were published, and many newspaper clippings about his work. The photographs show him in the military, as a civilian, as an author, and in private life. The large quantity of personal letters includes those to his wife both prior to and after their marriage. The collection includes photographs and a scrapbook about Sergeant Reckless, the beloved decorated war horse of the USMC, as well as Geer's manuscript of his published book called Reckless. The collection includes the manuscript and storyboard of Geer's book turned movie, The Seachase, starring a stellar cast including Johm Wayne and Lana Turner.
Background
Andrew C. Geer first served in North Africa with the American Field Service, and then in the United States Marine Corps in both WWII and Korea, eventually being promoted to Captain. He wrote books and published stories in various magazines. His most acclaimed published books were The New Breed: the story of the U. S. Marines in Korea; The Sea Chase, a drama set in WWII which was made into a movie starring John Wayne and Lana Turner; and Reckless: Pride of the Marines, about a decorated war horse who won two purple hearts.
Extent
10.6 Linear Feet 12 MB, 2 half boxes, 4 flat boxes
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish
Availability
Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.