A Guide to the Fredric Nova MacMillan Papers, 1943-1946, 1952, 1993, 1998, 2010
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Fredric Nova MacMillan (1922-1998) grew up in Erie and Meadville, Pennsylvania, in the United States. In 1943, he graduated with a B.A. in economics from Allegheny College in Meadville. Upon graduation, MacMillan joined the U.S. Navy on the destroyer escort ship USS Pavlic, serving as a lieutenant during World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater. and during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. During his naval service, MacMillan received numerous medals and awards, including the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star, the American Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. After resigning his commission in 1955, MacMillan joined General Motors, retiring as Regional Manager for the AC Delco Division in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1983. He married Marilyn and had three children: Gregory MacMillan, Laurie Jean MacMillan Condrasky, and Ellen Swartz.
The Fredric Nova MacMillan Papers, 1943-1946, 1952, 1993, 1998, 2010, document the U.S. naval career of MacMillan. The collection contains photographs of MacMillan during service, his 1942 selective service card, his discharge papers for 1946 and 1952, a 1993 transmittal of awards and medals from the navy to MacMillan, and obituaries for MacMillan from 1998. Additionally, the papers include his 1943 diploma from Allegheny College in Latin and a 2010 biographical sketch on MacMillan by his daughter Laurie Jean MacMillan Condrasky.
This collection is open for research use.
Fredric Nova MacMillan Papers, 1943-1946, 1952, 1993, 1998, 2010, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, September 2010
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