Roy William Wallace, Jr. papers
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Roy William Wallace, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Wallace, Roy William, Jr.
Title: Roy William Wallace, Jr. papers
Dates: 1922-1952, undated
Quantity: 1.82 linear ft. (1 document case; 1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS844

Biographical/Historical Note

Roy W. Wallace, Jr. served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Major, Captain, and First Lieutenant. Wallace later served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his heroic achievement against Japanese forces on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, in 1942. In 1943, Wallace served as judge advocate in the cases of several Marine Corps privates: James A. Gray & Robert L. Nowell, Harold D. Phillips, Clinton T. Bishop, Virgil T. Kellum, and Richard A. DeCost, all charged for various offenses.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material pertaining to the cases in which Wallace served as judge advocate (trial correspondence and proceedings), materials relating to Wallace's Marine service, including payrolls, notice of relief from active duty, home address roster of staff officers, Marine dance invitation, etc., drafts of the historical monograph, The New Britain Campaign, personal items relating to business, notes on the trials at which he served, letters to family and friends, and newspaper clippings of interest to Wallace. The collection also includes two scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings of articles and poems, programs, and other memorabilia.

Index Terms

Bishop, Clinton T.
DeCost, Richard A.
Gray, James A.
Judge advocates
Kellum, Virgil T.
Nowell, Robert L.
Phillips, Harold D.
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Roy William Wallace, Jr. papers, MSS 844, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1992

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Correspondence/proceedings, case of James A. Gray & Robert L. Nowell, 1943
2Correspondence/proceedings, case of Clinton T. Bishop, 1943
3Correspondence/proceedings, case of Harold T. Phillips, 1943
4Correspondence/proceedings, case of Richard A. DeCost, 1943
5Correspondence/proceedings, case of Virgil T. Kellum, 1943
6Personal notes and commentary on trials and newsclippings, 1942-1943, undated
7Correspondence and drafts of The New Britain Campaign, 1952, undated
8Presidential notice - presentation of Bronze Star Medal to First Lt. Roy W. Wallace, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, circa 1942
9Military items relating to Marines service, 1942-1945
10Correspondence and notes, undated



MSS OS Box 2.2931Scrapbook, 1922-1929
2Scrapbook, 1934, 1943, undated