Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

WHITCOMB MSS.

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Inventory

I. BIOGRAPHICAL

Box 1:
  • Includes a biographical sketch, passports, some family-related papers, etc. (1 folder)

II. CORRESPONDENCE

Mostly concerns his military career and his book Escape From Corregidor.

Box 1
  • 1933-1975 (43 folders)
Box 2
  • 1976-1985 (8 folders)
  • Drachenberg, Dayton, 1953-1983 (1 folder)
  • H. Regnery Co., 1957-1966 (3 folders)
  • Phillips, Howard, 1952-1958 (2 folders)

III. WRITINGS

Box 2
  • Escape from Corregidor: (8 folders, one bound album)
    • Original manuscript
    • Book production materials
    • Contracts and royalty statements
    • Promotional materials
    • Proof
    • Reviews
    • Television script entitled "Don't Look Back"
    • Autograph album "Escape from Corregidor Author's Tea"
  • Untitled writing by Whitcomb concerning MacArthur's decision not to attack Philippines after bombing of Pearl Harbor (1 folder)

IV. SUBJECTS

Box 2
  • Accelerated Christian Education, 1983 (1 folder)
  • ADBC, 1967-1983. Materials concerning the ADBC (American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor) and travels to Corregidor for commemoration ceremonies (3 folders)
  • Campaign materials (5 folders)
    • 1964 (U.S. Senate). Press releases
    • 1966 (Secretary of State). Press releases, schedule of speaking engagements, voting tabulations, clippings
    • 1968 (Governor). GOP state convention materials, speeches given by Whitcomb and his wife Patricia, artwork, ads, schedule of speaking engagements, press releases
    • Certificates, 1952-1984 (1 folder)
Box 3
  • Governor's Economy Program: Survey & Recommendations. Indianapolis, 1969. 254p. (1 folder)
  • Gubernatorial materials. Press releases, clippings, programs, miscellaneous materials concerning Whitcomb's term as governor (1 folder)
  • Indiana Bible College, 1981-1982. Facts about IBC, constitution and bylaws, lists of founders, brochures (1 folder)
  • Indiana University, 1974. Diploma: honorary doctorate of law, photo of Whitcomb receiving degree, commencement program (1 folder)
  • Indiana University Alumni Association dinner. Sept. 12, 1979
  • Lopez, 1945-1946. Correspondence and other materials related to Lopez family who sheltered Americans on Corregidor during the war and Whitcomb's attempt to get a commendation for them (1 folder)
  • Military service (8 folders)
    • Air Force Academy, 1963-1967. Materials pertaining to term as liaison officer
    • Extension Course Institute, 1958-1965. Papers concerning Whitcomb's matriculation at USAF Extension Course Institute
    • Flight log, 1944-1945. Includes roster of AAF officers, five yuan note signed by Eleanor Roosevelt
    • Navigation logs and flight records, 1955-1957
    • Oryoku Maru Memorial. Document concerning memorial to ship sunk in Subic Bay in 1944
    • 201 file, 1946-1956.
    • Miscellaneous, 1941-1981
  • Philippine Heritage Endowment Fund, 1979-1980 (1 folder)
  • Veterans Life Insurance, 1979-1982 (1 folder)

V. PHOTOGRAPHS

Box 3
  • Includes photos of Whitcomb, his family, friends; Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos; a meeting with Ronald Reagan; George Wallace; Bob Hope; Senator Richard Lugar, et al. (2 folders)

VI. MISCELLANEOUS

Box 3
  • Includes items relating to wife Patricia (3 folders)

VII. APPOINTMENT BOOKS

Box 3
  • 1973-1976, 1978, 1980, 1982 (2), 1983, 1984 (10 volumes)

VIII. STANDING RULES AND ORDERS

Box 3
  • 87th General Assembly of Indiana, Senate: 1951. 1 volume
  • 88th General Assembly of Indiana, Senate: 1953. 1 volume
  • 96th General Assembly of Indiana, House of Representatives: 1969. 1 volume
  • 96th General Assembly of Indiana, Senate: 1969. 1 volume

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.