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The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Collection TitleCL 18 Arnold Jerome CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:05/07/2008
Provenance:This collection was donated to the Booth Library by Helen Jerome in 2007. 
Terms:Military police; Naples (Italy); United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945
Historical:

Arnold B. Jerome-Arnold Jerome was born November 18, 1911 to Max and Ella Jerome of Elmira, New York.  He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1928 and from Yale University in 1932.  After graduating, he returned home to work as a manager at his parents' clothing store, then known as the Empire Credit Clothing Co. at 314 East Water Street.  He enlisted in the United States Army in July of 1942. From the summer of 1943 to April of 1945, he served as the chief clerk for the 59th Military Police Company, Police District No. 1 in the city of Naples, Italy.  On April 5, 1945, Jerome was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to the 803rd Military Police Battalion, also in Naples.  He was honorably discharged from the army on February 3, 1946 and returned home from Elmira to take charge of his family store.  In 1948, he married Etta, a former Army nurse.   

Scope:The Arnold Jerome Collection consists of material related to Jerome's service as an MP during WWII and includes his official service record, various orders and military correspondence, training manuals and records pertaining to the 59th MP Company stationed in Naples, Italy.  The collection also includes a photo album with over 100 images of Arnold and his wife Etta during their respective tours of duty. 
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1928-1947
AbstractThis collection contains materials pertaining to Arnold Jerome's service as an MP during WWII.


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Arnold Jerome's certificate of rank and attached memo, June 30, 1947.Document010404
Form letter from President Harry S. Truman to Arnold B. Jerome thanking him for his service during WWII. Letter010405
Organizational chart for the Special Service Section for the Military Police of the Metropolitan Area, Naples, Italy, July 18, 1944. Document010501
Organizational chart for the Motor Transport Section for the Military Police of the Metropolitan Area, Naples, Italy, July 18, 1944. Document010502
Organizational chart and personnel assignments for the Military Police District No. 1 of Naples, Italy.Document010503
Duty Roster for the Military Police District No. 1 for June 20, 1944. Roster010504
Duty Roster for the Military Police District No. 1 for July 28, 1944. Roster010505
Duty Roster for the Military Police District No. 1 for July 30, 1944. Roster010506
Facts on Military Police District No. 1. Documents010507
Report: Military Police Activities in the City of Naples, January 16-June 30, 1944.Document010508
Standard Operating Procedures for Military Police District No. 1, circa 1944. Document010509
Memorandum regarding Standard Operating Procedure for Air Raid Alerts for Military Police of the Metropolitan Area, March 21, 1944. Memorandum010510
Standard Operating Procedure for air raid alers for MP District No. 1. Document010511
Memorandum regarding Armistice Day crowd control in Naples, Italy, September 11, 1944. Memorandum010512
Memorandum regarding juvenile delinquency in Naples, Italy, December 15, 1944.Memorandum010513
Memorandum regarding traffic problems in Naples, Italy, June 3, 1944. (In Italian)Memorandum010514
Arrest records for the Military Police District No. 1 during the week of January 21-28, 1944. Records010515
Arrest records for the Military Police District No. 1 during the week of March 3-10, 1944.Records010516
Allied Military Government of Occupied Territory Proclamations No. 1-13 in English and Italian, 1943.Documents010517
Manual - FM 21-25, War Department Basic Field Manual: Elementary Map and Aerial Photograph Reading, April 12, 1941.Booklet010601
Manual - FM 21-26, War Department Basic Field Manual: Advanced Map and Aerial Photograph Reading, September 17, 1941.Booklet010602
Envelope with training material including a copy of Special Map "A" and two paper protractors. Documents010603
Map and Aerial Photo Reading, Simplified by Col. W. F. Heavey, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, 1942.Booklet010604
Manual - FM 21-150, War Department Basic Field Manual: Unarmed Defense for the American Soldier, June 30, 1942.Booklet010605
Manual - FM 21-30, War Department Basic Field Manual: Conventional Signs, Military Symbols, and Abbreviations.Booklet010606
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