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G. N. Garland World War II-era Scrapbooks


George Napoleon (G. N.) Garland (1925 - 2009) compiled three scrapbooks between 1939 and 1941. Most of the material chronicles events from World War II, but some of the clippings, especially from the first scrapbook, are of a more general nature.This collection contains three scrapbooks.

Title

G. N. Garland World War II-era Scrapbooks

Collection Number

PC.7017

Date(s)

1939 - 1941

Abstract

George Napoleon (G. N.) Garland (1925 - 2009) compiled three scrapbooks between 1939 and 1941. Most of the material chronicles events from World War II, but some of the clippings, especially from the first scrapbook, are of a more general nature.

This collection contains three scrapbooks.

Creator

Garland, George Napoleon (G.N.)

Repository

Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


George Napoleon (G. N.) Garland (1925 - 2009) was born in Winston-Salem and lived in Canton following the death of his father in1929. After his mother remarried, the family of three lived at 15 Kendall Street in West Asheville. G. N. attended Charles B. Aycock School, where he played football and was manager of his school team.

Between 1939 and 1941, Garland compiled three scrapbooks of articles that appeared in the  Asheville Citizen and other newspapers and published sources. Most of the articles detail events of World War II, although a few articles are about other topics such as sports and criminal activity.

Garland served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1968. He died in 2009 and is buried in the Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, in Rabun County, Georgia.


G. N. Garland World War II-era Scrapbooks, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C., USA.


Donated by the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society.


  • World War, 1939 - 1945
  • Scrapbooks
  • Clippings.