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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Wendell Wilcox Diary, 1944-1945



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wilcox, Wendell
Title: Wilcox, Wendell, Diary
Dates: 1944-1945
Abstract: Comprised of a typescript, the Wendell Wilcox Diary, 1944-1945, documents Wilcox’s experiences in a Japanese prison camp in Los Baños, Philippines, during World War II.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Hong Kong in 1927, Wendell Wilcox lived in the United States, China, and the Philippines as a child. At the start of World War II, Wilcox resided in the city of Manila with his mother, father, and grandmother. In July 1944, he and his father were detained in a Japanese prison camp in Los Baños. They were rescued by American paratroopers in February 1945.

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Scope and Contents

Comprised of a typescript, the Wendell Wilcox Diary, 1944-1945, documents Wilcox’s experiences in a Japanese prison camp in Los Baños, Philippines, during World War II. The diary describes the treatment of prisoners, including the hardships Wilcox and his father endured, American air raids, and food shortages in the prison.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wilcox, Wendell -- Archives.
Subjects
Los Baños Internment Camp.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Philippines.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Places
Los Baños (Philippines).
Manila (Philippines).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wendell Wilcox Diary, 1944-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2R301 Diary of Wendell Wilcox, July 1944 – February 1945

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