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James Sweeney Collection

Identifier: Mss-Coll-Sweeney


  • Majority of material found within 1933 - 1945

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:

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.


8 Boxes

8.33 Linear Feet

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Series I: Front Page History: Wolrd War II Collection Series II: Collection of World War II Memorabilia

Custodial History

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

Separated Materials

Other materials located in University Advancement.

Processing Information

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

Guide to the James Sweeney Collection
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Finding aid prepared by Tiffany Dogan
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Repository Details

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