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Collection TitleCL 20 Hardin CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:5/08/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library in 1992 by the Dewitt Historical Society of Tompkins County. 
Terms:Chaplains, Army; Elmira (N.Y.); Presbyterian church-clergy; United States.  Army; World War, 1939-1945
Historical:Martin D. Hardin Jr.-Martin Hardin Jr. was ordained as a minister by the Presbytery of Geneva, NY on June 7, 1931.  In 1938, he became the minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, NY.  In June of 1944, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army as part of the chaplain corps.  From 1944 until the end of the war Chaplain Hardin served at the 107th Station Hospital in the Philippines.  After the war, he returned to his duties at the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira while simultaneously serving in the Army Reserves where he was in charge of funeral services at the Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. 
Scope:The Harding Collection consists of Martin D. Hardin Jr.'s wartime correspondence as well as other assorted documents.  The bulk of the collection consists of letters written and received by Hardin while he served as a chaplain at the 107th Station Hospital in the Philippines from 1944 to 1945. 
Notes:CL 20 shares a box with CL 24.
Extent.25 linear feet
Date Span1944-1948
AbstractThis collection contains documents related to Reverend Martin D. Hardin's service as a chaplain during WWII.

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226th Ordnance Base Depot memorandum regarding pilferage, March 19, 1945. Memorandum010305
Letter from Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to Lt. David Goldshalk regarding monies owed to T/5 Aniello Pitagno, June 1, 1945. Letter010306
107th Station Hospital memorandum regarding alterations to the chapel and chaplain's office, June 22, 1945. Memorandum010307
Receipt for the piano fund, June 4, 1945.Receipt010308
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and Wayne Hendricks regarding Charles Shelton, July 1945.Correspondence010309
Document certifying that Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. has paid all debts owed to the various supply officers of the 107th Station Hospital, November 14, 1945. Document010310
Document allowing Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to solemnize marriages in the Philippines, August 15, 1945. Document010311
Reciept for an organ for use at the Japanese POW camp, December 4, 1945.Receipt010312
List of officers receiving their spearation as of January 1, 1946 including Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr.Document010313
Document signed by Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. certifying that Esperanza Carioso owns a particular Coleman lamp, January 10, 1945. Document010314
Telegram addressed to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. assigning him as the official chaplain for Woodlawn National Cemetery effective February 16, 1948. Telegram010315
Correction of records regarding the assignments of various officers including Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr., February 26, 1948.Document010316
Purchase order for funeral services performed by Reverend Martin D. Hardin Jr. for Pvts. Raymond Garris and Frank Wolfe, March 8, 1948. Document010317
Memorandum regarding Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr.'s physical examination, March 19, 1948.Memorandum010318
Orders from First Army headquarters releaving Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. from active duty, March 22, 1948.Document010319
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and various army officers regarding his request to return to active service, March-October 1948. Correspondence010320
Correspondence between Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. and Chaplain William E. Austill regarding the Woodlawn reburial program, October-November 1948. (5 letters)Correspondence010321
Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr.'s report of physical examination, November 26, 1948.Records010322
Letter from Chaplain Austill to Chaplain Martin D. Hardin regarding his physical examination, December 1, 1948.Letter010323
Orders from the First Army headquarters returning Chaplain Martin D. Hardin Jr. to active service, December 14, 1948.Document010324
Orders from the First Army headquarters ordering Chaplain Martin D. Hardin to training in Syracuse, December 17, 1948.Document010325
Letter from Chaplain Martain D. Hardin to his unit training instructor regarding his training, December 28, 1948.Letter010326
Script for a recitation of Hymn 3,1 and Hymn 13. Document010400
Newspaper clippings about Reverend Martin D. Hardin and the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1945. Newspaper Clippings010500
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