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Don Howard collection

 Collection — Folder: S0687
Identifier: S0687

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of clippings of articles regarding accounts from World War II, Don Howard and his family, and Santa Clara High School (California) sports ranging from 1944 to 1953. The articles were clipped from the Evansville Press (Indiana) and the Oxnard Press-Courier (California) newspapers. Included in the collection are six articles written by Ernie Pyle from Okinawa, Japan in April, 1945; a copy of the October 15, 1945 edition of The Evening Times newpaper from Manila, Philippines; and a photograph of three Japanese men, circa 1940s.


  • 1944-1953

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Donald D. Howard was born on August 6, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George and Louise Howard. He grew up in Evansville, Indiana and after graduating from Reitz High School in 1943, he enlisted in the US Navy. Howard was reassigned to the First Marine Division as a radio operator and he fought in the battles of Peleliu and Okinawa during World War II. After the war, he returned home and attended Evansville College. Howard married Georgia Bray (1927-2007) on August 23, 1947 and they had seven children. He graduated from college in 1949 and then moved with his young family to California. He attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) graduate school and had a long career as a teacher, coach, and principal. Howard died on August 27, 2015.

Source: "Donald Howard, Sr." Find a Grave Index. Accessed November 25, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/12/04 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/12/04 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.