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Leon Robert Vance, Jr., Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1358

Scope and Contents


Soldier. Correspondence (1946-1953), newspaper clippings (1944-1953) and published materials, including magazines and event programs regarding his posthumous receipt of the Congressional Medal of Honor; the renaming of Enid Army Air Field in his honor, and the dedication of a dormitory at the University of Oklahoma, all in recognition of his wartime achievements. The collection also includes correspondence (1933-1945) regarding his father's death, as well as letters from his parents while Vance attended the University of Oklahoma. Leon Robert Vance Photograph Collection also in repository.


  • Creation: 1933-1953

Restrictions on Access

On June 26, 2023, the Western History Collections began a preservation project that has made many of its collections unavailable for a period of time. This collection is among the materials temporarily unavailable. Please contact Western History Collections if you wish to be added to a contact list to be notified when this collection becomes available.

Available for public access.


.45 Cubic Feet (.45 ft.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Unknown. Method of acquisition--Unknown; Date of acquisition--9999.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

Monnet Hall, 3rd Floor
630 Parrington Oval
Norman Oklahoma 73019