Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John Jack Folkman letters

Abstract

The John Jack Folkman letters (dated 1950-1951; 0.11 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters that document the experiences of John Folkman while serving in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John Jack Folkman letters
Creator
Folkman, John R., 1929-2003
Extent
0.11 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Camp Pendleton (Calif.)
Family.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American
Letters.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0146: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: John Jack Folkman letters, 1950-1951, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John Jack R. Folkman (1929-2003) was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Ralph C. Folkman (1902-1990) and Ruth A. Hartzel (1902-1995). He had two older brothers, James E. (1926-1997) and Thomas C. (1928-2016). Folkman enlisted in the Marine Corps around 1950, and ended up deploying to Korea in 1951 where he served only a few miles from the front lines. He was in the communications section of H&S Co., 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division who were stationed in east-central Korea. Folkman was injured in action while deployed and received a purple heart. He returned to the United States in 1953, and upon leaving the military he returned to Cleveland, Ohio where he lived for the remainder of his life.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access The collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Letters from John Folkman, 1950-1951

  • Box 44, folder 4
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