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"To Be a Marine" by Henry Aplington


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Aplington, Henry

Aplington served as an officer in the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines during World War II and fought in the South Pacific.

The collection consists of a typescript copy of Aplington's unpublished autobiography "To Be a Marine" and two related letters he wrote to Princeton professor Samuel Hynes. His manuscript begins while he is a student at Princeton University in 1939 and follows his military training and action in the Pacific (Quadlacanal and Guam) through September 1944.

AM 1999-4.

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '15 in 2013.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

Open for research/

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Letters from Aplington to Prof. Hynes, 1988-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Typescript of Second Draft, 1986-1989. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

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