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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

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 Title:CL 18 Arnold Jerome CollectionCreator:Booth Library
Processed By:Rachel 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

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 Span:1928-1947
Abstract:This collection contains materials pertaining to Arnold Jerome's service as an MP during WWII.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Sephath Emeth: Order of Prayers for the Whole Year in Hebrew and English. Book0100
2nd Lt. Arnold B. Jerome's War Department identification card, issued April 10, 1945. Identification Card010101
2 photographs of 2nd Lt. Arnold Jerome in uniform, circa 1945. Photographs010102
Arnold B. Jerome's official military service records, 1942-1945. Records0102
S/Sgt. Arnold Jerome's pass for Military Police District No. 1. Document010301
Arnold Jerome's certificate of promotion from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant, December 1, 1943. Document010302
Memorandum recommending that S/Sgt. Arnold Jerome recieve the Legion of Merit Decoration, March 18, 1944. Memorandum010303
Bound collection of letters in support of S/Sgt. Arnold Jerome's commission as an officer, June 4, 1944. Letters010304
Memorandum regarding a Letter of Commendation for S/Sgt. Arnold Jerome as recommended by the Executive Officer of Military Police District No. 1, 1st Lt. Joseph Bellantuoni, July 15, 1944. Memorandum010305
Certificate indicating that Browning pistol n. 111736 was a gift to Lt. Arnold Jerome from the Italian Police of Naples and is an authorized souvenir, November 19, 1945. Document010305
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