|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
Darley Downs papers, circa 1942 -- 1959
This series is open for research, but contains some fragile material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.
This series contains a diary kept by Darley Downs during his internment at Los Banos, the internment camp in the Philippines where he was held, as well as correspondence and newspaper clippings. The diary, kept in the back pages of a salary ledger book, begins in June 1942 in Dansalan (page 45) and continues through April 1945 in Emporia, Kansas (page 143). A transcription of entries from June 1942 through January 1943 (page 45-72), created by Downs' son AJ Downs in 1997, is also included. Correspondence includes a Department of State memo on Downs, letters from Downs to his family, a telegram announcing Downs' rescue, and a letter to Downs from friends in the Philippines. The photocopied newspaper clippings-- from publications including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Emporia Gazette-- relate to Darley Downs and the release of Americans from Los Banos.
This series is arranged by format.