Milton Marvin Toy papers, 1920-1943

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Toy, Milton Marvin.
Title: Milton Marvin Toy papers, 1920-1943
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 898
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of Milton Marvin Toy, an African American soldier, from 1920-1943.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Gift, 2001.


[after identification of item(s)], Milton Marvin Toy papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Stacy R. Swazy, October 30, 2001.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Milton Marvin Toy, (1913- ), an African American who served as a mechanic in the, United States Army, 4048th Quartermaster Truck Company during World War II. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 19, 1913.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Milton Marvin Toy from 1920-1943. The collection primarily contains correspondence from Milton to his mother Daisy Bell Warner. His correspondence in 1939-1940 was written while he was working in Tucson, Arizona. After his induction into the United States Army in 1943, his letters discuss experiences in basic training at Kearns, Utah; the Army Administration School at Atlanta University; and Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas. There is no correspondence after 1943 that further documents his military service overseas. Also included are military service records, photographs, certificates, a newspaper clipping, and religious material.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Certificates
1 2 Correspondence, 1920-1938
1 3 Correspondence, 1939-1940
1 4 Correspondence, 1943
1 5 Military service
1 6 Obituary, George Milton Toy
1 7 Photographs
1 8 Religious material relating to the Roman Catholic Church