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Roger Sherman McCollester papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1792

Scope and Contents

The majority of the papers consist of letters (originals; typed transcripts; and edited, typed transcripts) from McCollester to his parents, 1942-1945, documenting his war experiences. There are also several writings by McCollester about his war service, and a history of the Baldwin family of Connecticut, written in 1840.

Dates

  • 1840-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1942 - 1944

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creator(s) for unpublished works they have authored or otherwise produced. After the lifetime of the creator(s), copyright passes to Yale University whether such works are at Yale or physically located elsewhere in the world. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roger Sherman McCollester, 2001.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1792

Overview

The majority of the papers consist of letters (originals; typed transcripts; and edited, typed transcripts) from McCollester to his parents, 1942-1945, documenting his war experiences. There are also several writings by McCollester about his war service, and a history of the Baldwin family of Connecticut, written in 1840.

Biographical / Historical

Roger Sherman McCollester was born on August 13, 1923. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, Class of 1941, he attended Yale University. In 1942, he interrupted his studies to enlist in the Aviation Cadet Corps of the United States Army Air Force. He was a crew commander in the 724th Squadron of the 451st Bomb Group and flew forty combat missions over the Balkans, southern Germany and Austria, northern Italy, and southern France. He received an air medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After his discharge, he returned to Yale in July, 1945 and completed his studies for a B.A. in International Relations and Economics (associating with the Class of 1945). He worked on Wall Street in investment banking and mutual funds from 1951 to 1974. From 1977 to his retirement, he was a pension consultant and insurance agent.
Title
Guide to the Roger Sherman McCollester Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Christine Weideman
Date
August 2001
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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