Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Fox Family World War II Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fox Family
Title: Fox Family World War II Collection
Dates: 1935-1945
Accession No.: MA06-07
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Claude L. Fox - Born in Dallas, Texas on January 15, 1921 and graduated from Dal-Tech High School where he graduated in 1939. He worked for Titche-Goettinger as a clerk until he enlisted in the U.S. Army September 1943 when he was initially sent to Camp Wolters Reception Center in Texas. Claude Fox was then sent to Camp Kohler in Sacramento, California; which was then the Army Signal Corps training site. He completed his training at Camp Crowder, Missouri and was then sent to Chicago, Illinois where he received electrical training from AT&T. Claude went on to serve 30 months in the China-Burma-India theatre as a Wire Chief. When he returned from the war, he married Evelyn Virginia Jones of Fort Worth, Texas. He then lived in Fort Worth working as an electrician until he passed away on November 26, 1998.

Thomas R. Fox - Graduated from Dal-Tech High School in 1941. Joining the Army in 1943, he was sent to Shepherd Field at Wichita Falls, Texas for basic training and later to Peabody College at Nashville, Tennessee for additional training in the Army Air Corps. Thomas Fox served three years in the Army Air Corps, with one of those years in Guam as a pilot. When he returned to Dallas he finished his Law degree at SMU and married Nelle Burley.

Claude B. "C.B." Fox - Father of Claude and Thomas Fox.

Kate Fox - Grandmother of Claude and Thomas Fox.

Eva Perry - Aunt of Claude and Thomas Fox.

Betty Joe Perry - Cousin of Claude and Thomas Fox.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters sent home by Claude and Thomas Fox while in the U.S. Army, personal items belonging to Claude Fox, and various published newspapers and newsletters. Correspondence from Claude Fox covers July 1942 through April 1943 to his family at 4119 Cedar Springs, Dallas Texas. Correspondence from Thomas Fox covers March through April 1943 to 4119 Cedar Springs, Dallas Texas. The newspapers within the collection are newsletters printed within the U.S. for distribution overseas, the Harrisonian, and Newsletters printed by the soldiers overseas in the China - Burma - India Theatre.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Fox Family - Dallas, Texas
Organizations:
United States Army
Places:
Camp Wolters, Texas
Camp Kohler, California
Camp Crowder, Missouri
AT&T School, Chicago Illinois
Sheppard Field, Texas
Peabody Collage, Nashville Tennessee
Titles:
Fox Family World War II Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA06.7 Fox Family World War II Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Bryan McKinney


Bibliography

"Open House Held for Engaged Couple", Dallas Morning News, August 14, 1946, Pg. 14

"Thomas Rial Fox and Mrs. Burley will wed Sept. 11", Dallas Morning News, September 4, 1947, pg.12

"Obituary, Claude Fox", Fort Worth Star Telegram, December 1, 1998, Metro pg 6

MA 84.8 Dal-Tech High School Collection, Box 7 Yearbooks; 1939 & 1940


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
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1 1 Register



 
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1 2 Correspondence - Claude Fox July 9th & 14th 1942



 
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1 3 Correspondence - Claude Fox August 5th, 17th, 24th & 31st 1942



 
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1 4 Correspondence - Claude Fox September 3rd, 24th, 25th & 27th 1942



 
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1 5 Correspondence - Claude Fox October 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 12th & 13th 1942



 
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1 6 Correspondence - Claude Fox October 15th, 16th, 20th & 21st 1942



 
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1 7 Correspondence - Claude Fox October 23rd, 26th, 27th, 29th & 30th 1942



 
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1 8 Correspondence - Claude Fox November 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th & 15th 1942



 
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1 9 Correspondence - Claude Fox November 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th,29th & 30th 1942



 
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1 10 Correspondence - Claude Fox December 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 14th & 16th 1942



 
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1 11 Correspondence - Claude Fox December 18th, 20th, 21st & 22nd 1942



 
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1 12 Correspondence - Claude Fox December 26th, 28th, 29th& 31st 1942



 
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1 13 Correspondence - Claude Fox January 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 14th 1943



 
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1 14 Correspondence - Claude Fox January 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th 1943



 
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1 15 Correspondence - Claude Fox February 1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th & 15th 1943



 
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1 16 Correspondence - Claude Fox February 16th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th& 28th & 1943



 
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1 17 Correspondence - Claude Fox March 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th & 15th 1943



 
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1 18 Correspondence - Claude Fox March 17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 27th & 30th 1943



 
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1 19 Correspondence - Claude Fox April 1st, 5th, 6th, 10th, 17th, 19th, 20th & 21st 1943



 
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2 1 Correspondence - Thomas Fox March 1943



 
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2 2 Correspondence - Thomas Fox April 1943



 
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2 3 Correspondence - Sherley Wright November 22, 1942



 
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2 4 Correspondence - Abner Mortimer February 1943



 
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2 5 Correspondence - Misc. Envelopes



 
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2 6 Personal Effects - Claude Fox Dallas Public School Certificate



 
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2 7 Personal Effects - Claude Fox Address Books & Note Books



 
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2 8 Personal Effects - New Testament & Red Cross Home Nursing



 
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2 9 Personal Effects - Oak Lawn Methodist Church Material



 
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2 10 Personal Effects - Photograph of Claude Fox



 
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2 11 Personal Effects - Claude Fox New Arrival Information & Red Cross Literature



 
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2 12 Personal Effects - Claude Fox Pay Stubs



 
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2 13 Personal Effects - Claude Fox Signal Corps Document



 
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2 14 Personal Effects - Claude Fox Overseas & Ship Information



 
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2 15 Personal Effects - Claude Fox Misc. Notes to Claude Fox



 
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2 16 Periodical - Pointers Pup, July 28, 1943



 
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2 17 Periodical - Dal Tech Exes News, May-June 1945



 
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2 18 Periodical - Round Up, May 24; 31 1945



 
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2 19 Periodical - Jungle Jargon, June 1, 20 Aug 15 1945



 
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2 20 Periodical - Indian Blues, May 30, June 9, 16, 23 July 15, 28 1945



 
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2 21 Periodical - The Harrisonian, June 14-July 26 1945



 
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2 22 Periodical - SEAC June 14, 1945



 
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2 23 Periodical - Foreign Language Materials.