Charles Pearson papers, 1920-1944 Rauner Manuscript MS-895

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Title:

Charles Pearson papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-895

Collection Dates:

1920-1944

Size of Collection:

5 linear ft., 4 boxes

Abstract:

Charles Pearson, 1920-1944. Dartmouth College Class of 1942. The collection contains scrapbooks, correspondence, periodicals and ephemera related to his time at Dartmouth College and in the US Navy during World War II.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Charles Pearson contain two large scrapbooks from his college years as well as correspondence, newspaper clippings, periodicals, and other athletic, academic, and personal ephemera. Of note are letters addressed to Sally Neidlinger (daughter of Lloyd K. Neidlinger, Dean of Dartmouth College) written while Pearson was at Dartmouth College, naval aviation school and the Pacific theater during World War II.

Biography

Charles Milton Pearson was born in 1920. He came to Dartmouth College in 1938, and graduated with the class of 1942. He was a member of the Dartmouth Squadron which started training at Squantum Naval Air Base one month after graduation in June 1942. He later trained at Jacksonville and at Lee Field, in Florida, where he was commissioned and assigned to an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He was reported missing in action on March 30, 1944 while serving on the aircraft carrier Enterprise.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1920-1944

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Photographs: Childhood and High School, 1920-1939
  • Folder: 2, Photographs: Dartmouth, 1939-1941
  • Folder: 3, Photographs: US Navy, 1941-1944
  • Folder: 4, Newspaper Clippings, 1941
  • Folder: 5, Unfoldered photographs and certificates from Dartmouth and Navy years, 1939-1944

Box: 2, 1938-1941

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Scrapbook (1938-1941); Two audio cassette copies of valedictory address

Box: 3, 1941-1942

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Scrapbook (1941-1942); Phonograph album of valedictory address (78 rpm); Undergraduate Fire Squad badge; Pocket mirror

Box: 4, 1938-1944

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence - Charles Pearson, 1941-1942
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence and Papers - Curtis Pearson, undated
  • Folder: 3, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, 1939
  • Folder: 4, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, October 7, 1939
  • Folder: 5, Dartmouth Football Program, October 14, 1939
  • Folder: 6, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, October 21, 1939
  • Folder: 7, Princeton Athletic News, November 11, 1939
  • Folder: 8, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, November 18, 1939
  • Folder: 9, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, September 28, 1940
  • Folder: 10, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, October 5, 1940
  • Folder: 11, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, October 12, 1940
  • Folder: 12, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, November 2, 1940
  • Folder: 13, Dartmouth Football Program, October 19, 1940
  • Folder: 14, Harvard Athletic Association News, October 26, 1940
  • Folder: 15, Princeton Athletic News, November 9, 1940
  • Folder: 16, Dartmouth Football Program, November 16, 1940
  • Folder: 17, Dartmouth Football Program, November 23, 1940
  • Folder: 18, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, September 27, 1941
  • Folder: 19, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, October 11, 1941
  • Folder: 20, Dartmouth Football Program, October 25, 1941
  • Folder: 21, Dartmouth Athletic Council News, November 1, 1941
  • Folder: 22, Princeton Athletic News, November 8, 1941
  • Folder: 23, Dartmouth Football Program, November 15, 1941
  • Folder: 24, Dartmouth Football, vols. IV and V, 1941-1942
  • Folder: 25, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, November, 1941
  • Folder: 26, Dartmouth Pictorial, 1938
  • Folder: 27, Dartmouth Commencement Programs, 1941-1942
  • Folder: 28, Sports Illustrated, December 19, 1966
  • Folder: 29, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, January, 1967
  • Folder: 30, Correspondence: Sally Neidlinger, 1941
  • Folder: 31, Correspondence: Sally Neidlinger, 1942
  • Folder: 32, Correspondence: Sally Neidlinger, January-May, 1943
  • Folder: 33, Correspondence: Sally Neidlinger, June-December, 1943
  • Folder: 34, Correspondence: Sally Neidlinger, 1944
  • Folder: 35, Correspondence: Sally Neidlinger, undated

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