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Guide to the Papers of Clinton Gardner, 1942 - 1945

Manuscript MS-1109

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Clinton Gardner, 1942 - 1945

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1109

Collection Dates:

1942 - 1945

Size of Collection:

2 boxes (3 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Contains one damaged World War II helmet, correspondence scrapbooks and photographs relating to Gardner's war service. Includes accounts of D-day, life in a military hospital, and the administration of the Buchenwald prison camp.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication and Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Contains one damaged World War II helmet, two correspondence scrapbooks and photographs relating to Gardner's war service. The letters chronicle Gardner's time in the Army during WWII and include accounts of D-day, life in a military hospital, and the administration of the Buchenwald prison camp. The damage to the helmet was incurred by shrapnel on Gardner's landing at "Utah Beach", Normandy. Photographs contain images of Buchenwald prison, areas around Malmedy, Belgium as well as the effects of war on urban and rural areas.

Biography

Clinton C. Gardner (1922-). Dartmouth class of 1944. Author, former owner of Shopping International, Executive Officer of the military government team that took charge of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp soon after its liberation, and an executive director of several NGO's related to East- West understanding and peace issues.

Related Material

DOH-175

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1942-1945

Contains two World War II family correspondence scrapbooks with letters and photographs home from Gardner.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: 1945

Contains one damaged World War II helmet.

Access Restrictions

Unrestrcited

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.