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Roy William Wallace, Jr. papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS844

Scope and Content

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.


  • 1922-1952, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


1.82 linear ft. (1 document case; 1 oversize box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1992

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Roy William Wallace, Jr. papers
Josh Hogan
September 2013
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305