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Title: John Hancock CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 01/ AR0180
Primary Creator: Hancock, John L. (1916-)
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/2003. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English


A manuscript concerning John L. Hancocks memories of his involvement in World War II..

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A manuscript written by John L. Hancock concerning the 259th Field Artillery Battalion's activities during World War II.  He gives his account of the Battle of the Bulge, the capture of the bridge at Remagen, what he wittnessed at Buchenwald and the occupation duties the battallion undertook.

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Access Information

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This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2003-003
Acquisition Source: John Hancock
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials:

Fiske Hanley Collection,1977-1995

Ray Halloran Collection

Preferred Citation: John Hancock Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Processing Information: This collection is minimally processed.


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  • Box 1: Multiple CollectionsAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    This box contains records from the following collections:  Howard Hensley; Fiske Hanley; Don Houseman; Emil Matula; William Madzik; and Military Publications
    Barcode: 642221
    • Folder 8: Third Reich Finale: As witnessed by John L. Hancock, 259th Field Artillery BattalionAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      The manuscript provides John Hancocks memories of the activies of the 259th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II.  These include the Battle of the Bulge, the capture of the bridge at Remagen, his witnessing the opening of Buchenwald, and occupation duties.
      Barcode: 628597

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