Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Unit of Service: Photographic Interpretation Squadron II (Interpron II); USS Bryce Canyon (AD 36)
  • Location of Service: College Park, Maryland; Virginia; Iowa; Glenview Air Base, Illinois; Kwajalein Island (Marshall Islands); Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands);Guam (Mariana Islands); Pacific Theater
  • Highest Rank: Photographer's Mate First Class

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More Resources

[ Card granting entry to the commissioning ceremony for the U.S.S. Bryce Canyon (AD-36) ]
[ Wallet card proclaiming Leary a member of the Exalted Order of the Golden Dragon ]
[ Photocopy of Honorable Discharge Certificate ]
[ Letter to Mother 3/15/1944 ]
[ Letter to Mother 3/18/1945 ]

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[ Letter to Mother 4/4/1944 ]
[ Fifty Centavos Note, post-war Japanese scrip ]
[ Military currency, Ten Yen note ]
[ Five Pesos note, post-war Japanese scrip ]
[ Ten Yuan note from China, dated 1942 ]

About this Item

Title

  • Joseph K. Leary Collection

Names

  • Barton, Chester
  • American Legion Post 174, (Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Post)
  • Leary, Joseph K.

State of Birth

  • MD

Home State

  • MD

Headings

  • -  Leary, Joseph K.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Unit of Service: Photographic Interpretation Squadron II (Interpron II)
    • Location of Service: College Park, Maryland; Virginia; Iowa; Glenview Air Base, Illinois; Kwajalein Island (Marshall Islands); Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands);Guam (Mariana Islands); Pacific Theater
    • Highest Rank: Photographer's Mate First Class
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1946
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Unit of Service: USS Bryce Canyon (AD 36)
    • Dates of Service: 1950-1952
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 12/1/2003)
  • Manuscript: Creative works [7 items] -- Handwritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [3 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1950)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [4 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1973 - 2003)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [3 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1944)
  • Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected 2003)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [48 items] -- Photograph (collected 1943 - 1952)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Handwritten document (collected 1944)
  • Manuscript: Regimental/unit histories [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1951)
  • Artifact: Artifact [4 items] -- Foreign currency (collected [1945 - 1952])

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/15804

Cite as

  • Joseph K. Leary Collection (AFC/2001/001/15804), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Barton, Chester, American Legion Post 174, and Joseph K Leary. Joseph K. Leary Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.15804/.

APA citation style:

Barton, C., American Legion Post 174 & Leary, J. K. (1942) Joseph K. Leary Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.15804/.

MLA citation style:

Barton, Chester, American Legion Post 174, and Joseph K Leary. Joseph K. Leary Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.15804/>.