Jerome Epstein C0262
Published by George Mason University Libraries
Born in 1925, Epstein enlisted in the U.S. Army, August 10, 1943, and went into active service, January 3, 1944. He was sent to Italy and served for seven months as a radio operator in the Northern Appennines and the Po Valley. He was awarded two bronze service stars.
Although his papers, comprising eight linear feet, document both his civilian and military careers, his World War II military letters, numbering several hundred, are of the greatest interest. However, letters from his parents are also interesting in that they are a record of life back home during World War II. We learn, for example, that the Plaza Hotel in New York was "dreary and dark," a reference perhaps to blackouts during the war. The papers include photographs correspondence, scrapbooks, notebooks, audiotapes, 8mm film reels, and military badges.
Organized by subject.
Access is limited due to the unprocessed nature of the collection.
There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from Jerome Epstein papers must be obtained from Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.
Special Collections Research Center holds other collections that document World War II and postwar United States history, including the Leonard H. Clark military history collection and the Mary Elsie Fox photograph collection.
Epstein, Jerome, 1925-1967
World War, 1939-1945.
Jerome Epstein papers, #C0262, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.
Donated by L. Claire Kincannon in 2015.
This collection is unprocessed.