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Lester C. Harling Papers, 1927-1977

Collection Overview

Title: Lester C. Harling Papers, 1927-1977

ID: A/104

Creator: Harling, Lester C. (1889-1961)

Extent: 4.0 Folders

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of a typed manuscript on the causes of World War I by Prof. Harling, newspaper clippings, and some honorary materials including a certificate signed by Gov. Allan Shivers and Secretary of State John Ben Shepperd making Harling an Honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy. There is a mock-court martial from Harling's veterans association in Leon Springs protesting Harling's "fraudulent enlistment in the Navy" while still a PFC in the U. S. Army. There is also information on Mrs. Harling, especially about her being stranded with a tour in Russia while traveling through Asia in 1962.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Box and Folder Listing

Folder 1: "The World War." Typed manuscripts with handwritten revisions [written between 1927 and World War II]Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Texas Navy, [1941-1951]Add to your cart.

The Story of the Texas Navy.

Honorary Admiral commission in the Navy of Texas [Printed and signed. Includes signatures of Gov. Allan Shivers and Sec. of State, John Ben Shepperd].

Certificate for Registration Day, October 16, 1940.

Mock Court-martial.

Folder 3: Obituaries for Lester C. Harling. Newspaper clippings, May 23 and 24, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Thelma Jagoe HarlingAdd to your cart.

Letter with newspaper clippings about tour of Asia, 1962 [photocopies].

Newspaper clipping, 1977.