LLOYD, CHARLES, JR., 1928-2005.
Charles Lloyd, Jr. papers, 1952-1954

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/rkp83

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lloyd, Charles, Jr., 1928-2005.
Title: Charles Lloyd, Jr. papers, 1952-1954
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1354
Extent: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Abstract:The Charles Lloyd, Jr. papers primarily consist of correspondence with some photographs and some ephemera relating to Lloyd's service in the Korean War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 2016.


[after identification of item(s)], Charles Lloyd, Jr. papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Arranged and described at the folder level by Meaghan Lanier, April 2016.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Corporal Charles "Charlie" Lloyd was born on August 5, 1928, in Bishopville, Lee County, South Carolina, the son of Enoch Boysie Lloyd (1876-1968) and Janie Murray (1881-1968), both natives of South Carolina. Enoch owned a small farm in Spring Hill, South Carolina. Charlie attended the Spring Hill Grammar School in Bishopville from 1934 to 1943.

Llyod enlisted in the United States Army on November 14, 1952 and served until September 3, 1954 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. Military changes of address cards show that Lloyd was stationed in Kilmer, New Jersey; Tacoma Washington; Fort Dix, New Jersey; and San Francisco, California. Lloyd served in korea from May 1953 until his discharge, including time as a guard at the Geoje POW Camp in South Korea.

Iola Ernestine Thomas was Lloyd's wife and was bon on March 12, 1922. She lived in different locations in New Jersey during Lloyd's time in the service. She died on October 1, 1996 in Madison, Florida, and is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Later in life, Llyod lived in Linden, New Jersey, as well as Hagerstown, Maryland. Charlie Lloyd died on November 15, 2005 in Linden, New Jersey, and is buried at the Graceland Cemetery, in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

Scope and Content Note

The Charles Llyod, Jr. papers primarily consist of correspondence with some photographs and some ephemera. There are 210 letters, 422 manuscript pages, with original mailing envelopes, dated November 16, 1952 to August 17, 1954. All but one of the letters are written by Charlie Lloyd to Iola Ernestine Thomas. The one exception is a letter to Thomas from her sister, Audrey, dated 1950. Additionally, there are 109 black and white snapshot photographs and one negative, mostly of Charlie Lloyd in uniform with his friends or officers. The photographs were taken in both Korea and the United States. Finally, there are 37 pieces of print and manuscript ephemera, including three issues of The Fire Ball, a newspaper of the 40th United States Infantry Division, uniform patches, three driver's licenses, two military change of address cards, two unemployment benefits cards, one employment questionnaire and an Overall Cleaners and Launderers Local 69 pamphlet.

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Arranged in alphabetical order by record type.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1952
1 2 Correspondence, 1953 January-June
1 3 Correspondence, including photographs, 1953 July-September
1 4 Correspondence, 1953 October-November
1 5 Correspondence, including photographs, 1953 December
1 6 Correspondence, including photographs, 1954 January-February
2 1 Correspondence, including photographs, 1954 March-April
2 2 Correspondence, 1954 May-June
2 3 Correspondence, 1954 July-August
2 4 Ephemera, 1952-1953
2 5 Ephemera, 1953-1954
2 6 Photographs and patches, 1953-1954