Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Clinton S. Quin, Jr. World War II Letters, 1944-1946 MS 559

creator Author (aut) Quin, Clinton S., Jr, 1923-
Title: Clinton S. Quin, Jr. World War II letters
Dates: 1944-1946
Identification: MS 559
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Sketch

Clinton Simon Quin Jr. was born May 8, 1923, the son of Bishop and Mrs. Clinton S. Quin. He graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1941 and entered Rice Institute later that year. At Rice, he was a member of the Naval Reserve Officers training Corps and was called to active duty in 1944. At the war’s end he returned to Rice and graduated in 1947.

Scope and Contents

These letters, written to Quin's sister, Derby, cover his call to active duty in 1944, and training as a communications watch officer in Norfolk, Virginia, in preparation for his assignment to Landing Ship Tank (LST) 573. Within the constraints of wartime censorship, the letters describe shipboard life, the latter part of the war in the Pacific, and post-war occupation duties in the Far East.


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permision to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Index Terms

World War (1939-1945)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Clinton S. Quin Jr. World War II Letters Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Quin family, March 2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: 1944

Box Folder
1 1 Letters 3 February – 5 September 1944
2 Letters 8 September – 31 December 1944

Series II: 1945

Box Folder
1 3 Letters 5 January – 29 April 1945
4 Letters 9 May – 29 October 1945

Series III: 1946

Box Folder
1 5 Letters 6 November 1945 – 3 May 1946

Series IV: Transcriptions

Box Folder
1 6 Transcription of WWII letters 1944-1946
7 CD with transcription of WWII letters 1944-1946