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Coronet Magazine Military History Project Records

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: --
Date: Jan 1978

Biographical History

Coronet Magazine was published from October 13, 1936 to March 1971 and ran for 299 issues.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Coronet Magazine Military History Project Records consists of correspondence and World War II material.

Correspondence consists of letters, postcards and other correspondence sent home by American soldiers in five wars -- Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and Korea. There is also a Civil War diary for the year 1892 and extensive collections of letters from a World War I private and a World War II officer, as well as a small amount of memorabilia.

World War II in Europe items include a Nazi flag, a Nazi history book, aerial photographs, maps and newspapres/news clippings (e.g., 8 Dec 1942 with headline "JAPAN STARTS WAR.").

A small number of military pamphlets relating to Nuclear war complete the collection.

Arrangement of the Collection

Correspondence is arranged chronologically by war. World War II in Europe material is arranged alphabetically by type of material.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Access to audiorecordings requires advance notice to produce a use copy.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also Coronet Magazine Records.

Subject Headings

Associated Titles

Coronet -- Archives.


Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives.
Military history -- United States.
Nuclear warfare -- Pamphlets.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.


United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.

Genres and Forms

Aerial photographs.
Maps (documents)
Sound recordings.
Tape reels.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Coronet Magazine Military History Project Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Esquire, Inc., 1961-62.

Table of Contents


World War II in Europe

Nuclear war