Guide to the Thomas Garvin Korean War Scrapbook, 1951-1953
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0756
Creators:
Garvin, Thomas
Vines, Gail
Dates:
1951-1953
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
One scrapbook of fourteen pages consisting of hand-drawn illustrations cut from envelopes and glued to the scrapbook pages.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Garvin was a fighter pilot during the Korean War. During his tour he wrote letters home with a hand-drawn illustration on each envelope. He also edited an Air Force magazine called
Air Scoop.
According to an unidentified article sent by Gail Vines, Garvin's daughter:
"Thomas Garvin graduated from the Army Air Corps cadets as a second lieutenant in 1945. He served as a flight instructor at Perrin Field, Texas, and was then transferred to Williams AFB, Arizona. His next duty assignment was to Korea, where he served through 1952, flying 100 missions in F-86 and being credited with one confirmed MIG-15 kill and one probable kill.
"After Korean combat, he was assigned to the 50th Fighter Wing, Cannon AFB, New Mexico, and then to duty as operations officer of the 38th Squadron, Alexandria, Louisiana...."

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Jennifer Synder, January 2002.
Author
Jennifer Snyder
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The scrapbook was donated to the Archives Center by Ms. Gail Vines, Garvin's daughter, in December 2000.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Ms. Gail Vines, daughter of the artist.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Thomas Garvin Korean War Scrapbook, 1951-1953, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Related Materials
Of interest to researchers might be collection #755, Stephen A. Douglas World War II Envelopes, 1942-1945. Douglas used watercolors to decorate envelopes he sent home to his family during the war.
The Archives Center also has numerous collections containing scrapbooks and war related materials.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Envelopes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Art and war Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fighter pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings -- 1930-1970 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives