James Sweeney Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
Mss Coll Sweeney

Dates

  • 1933 – 1945 (Creation)

Extents

  • 8 Boxes (Whole)
  • 8.33 Linear Feet (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Arrangement

    Series I: Front Page History: Wolrd War II Collection

    Series II: Collection of World War II Memorabilia

  • Biographical / Historical

    James (Jim) Andrew Sweeney was born February 21, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up and attended school in Cleveland and graduated from Shaw High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1946, stationed in Tsingtao, China, until his honorable discharge in 1948. Under the GI Bill he attended John Carroll University for one year, then transferred to and graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1952. He joined the Dobeckman Packaging Co. which later was absorbed by DOW Chemical Company. After working in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, he was transferred to Los Angeles, CA in 1970. He loved traveling with Marylou, reading, golfing, collecting World War II memorabilia, spending time with his family and was often seen at the Elks Club. Jim was a faithfully devout parishioner at St John Fisher Church in Palos Verdes. He passed away at his home on March 24, 2015.

  • Custodial History

    This collection was donated to the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives by James and Marylou Sweeney.

  • Preferred Citation

    James Sweeney Collection, The Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives, Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH

  • Processing Information

    Collection processing completed 2022/01/20 by Tiffany Dogan. Finding Aid revised 2022/01/20 by Tiffany Dogan.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    This collection is under the rules and regulations of the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives, Miami University Libraries. The Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives, Miami University Libraries, owns the property rights to this collection. Learn more about our policy here: https://spec.lib.miamioh.edu/home/permission/

  • Separated Materials

    Other materials located in University Advancement.

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