University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert C. Hunter Diaries, 1940, 1943-1945



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hunter, Robert C., b. 1915.
Title: Hunter, Robert C., Diaries
Dates: 1940, 1943-1945
Abstract: The Robert C. Hunter Diaries, 1940, 1943-1945, describe Hunter’s social activities with his family and friends in Ohio, his duties as a member of the Hamilton, Ohio, Fire Department, and activities as a U.S. Navy medic training in the U.S. and on duty in the South Pacific during World War II. Entries in the diaries discuss eating dinner or seeing movies with friends and family, buying presents and writing letters, hospital and military bases where he worked, his own illnesses, and witnessing bombings.
Accession No.: 2009-289
Extent: 4 vols.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Robert C. Hunter (b. March 12, 1915) was a fireman in Hamilton, Ohio, and served as a U.S. Army and Navy medic during World War II on maritime bases in New York and in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He married Alma McQueen (b. January 20, 1915), with whom he had a son, Douglas (b. January 19, 1939).


Scope and Contents

The Robert C. Hunter Diaries, 1940, 1943-1945, describe Hunter’s social activities with his family and friends in Ohio, his duties as a member of the Hamilton, Ohio, Fire Department, and activities as a U.S. Navy medic training in the U.S. and on duty in the South Pacific during World War II. Entries in the diaries discuss eating dinner or seeing movies with friends and family, buying presents and writing letters, hospital and military bases where he worked, his own illnesses, and witnessing bombings.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hunter, Robert C., b. 1915 -- Archives.
Hunter family.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Navy -- Medical care.
United States. Navy -- Hospital corpsmen.
United States. Navy. Hospital Corps.
Hamilton (Ohio). Fire Dept.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.
Places
Hamilton (Ohio)
New York (N.Y.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert C. Hunter Diaries, 1940, 1943-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, August 2010


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2.325/A6 Diaries, 1940, 1943-1945