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John (Jack) A. Forman Papers

Identifier: A-0125

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a 37-page typescript narrative by Jack Forman of his World War II memories, papers and certificates providing a record of his military service, and documents which trace the 17-month march through Europe of his unit, Battery "A" of the 110th Gun Battalion. There are 200 photos and a number of negatives of war scenes in Europe, as well as a 48-star U. S. flag, foreign currency, and some war maps.

The collection is missing four photographs, one negative, and two newspaper articles.


  • Creation: 1910-2000


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

John (Jack) A. Forman was born July 14, 1911, in Denison, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin for two years and then traveled in Texas for the Quaker Oats Company from 1937 to 1942. In November of 1942 he entered the U. S. Army and served a total of three years in Europe during World War II. Forman participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. After receiving a discharge from the Army with the rank of Captain, Forman eventually moved to Nacogdoches where he worked for Texas Farm Products from 1953 until his retirement. John A. Forman died in Nacogdoches on May 4, 2005.


1.50 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of 576 items arranged in 39 folders and housed in three clamshell boxes and one oversize bundle. It is organized primarily at the folder level.

The collection was reorganized in 2018. The original Box 3 was oversized and contained maps and photos as well as smaller items in legal folders. The contents of that box were broken up. Oversize materials went into Bundle 1 and the legal folders were merged with the contents of Box 4. Box 4 became Box 3 since the oversize box was no longer in use. In the new Box 3, folders 1-5 were in the original oversize Box 3 and folders 6-14 were in the original Box 4.

Guide to the John (Jack) A. Forman Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository