Leonard Apostolu papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains materials collected by Leonard Apostolu during his service in the United States Army and after being honorably discharged. Materials include newspaper draft notices, immunization records, United States Civil Service Commission papers, correspondence, certificates, travel orders, an Army Christmas dinner menu, and commendation papers. Other materials include an Apostolu family tree and genealogy, applications for federal employment, and a recommendation letter.
- 1941-1952, undated
- Apostolu, Leonard Matthew (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Leonard Matthew Apostolu (1918-1985) was born in New York City to Daniel Apostolu (1882-1954) and Rose Mary Terrizzi (1891-1991). Apostolu attended Dewitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York, and continued his education at the New York School of Photography from 1937 to 1938, and New York University Night Extension School from 1938 to 1939. While attending school, Apostolu worked for Kingsdale Photographic Studio in 1936; for Allied News Pictures Inc. in 1937; for Adam's Studio from 1937 to 1938; for Universal Camera Corporation from 1938 to 1939; and at Photographic Specialist Co. from 1939 to 1940.
In 1941 Apostolu enlisted in the United States Army. He served in the 161st Signal Photographic Company where he worked as a Technical Sergeant through 1943 and then was moved to the 163rd Signal Photographic Company in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, until 1944. From 1944 to 1945 Apostolu worked as the Chief of Photographic Laboratory for the US Army Signal Office Headquarters Fourth Service Command in Atlanta, Georgia. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and received the Army Commendation Ribbon. Apostolu stayed in Atlanta and married Alice McGeorge (1916-1997) in 1942 and they had two daughters, Dawn Apostolu (1946- ) and Lynn Rose Apostolu (1952- ). After being discharged from the Army, Apostolu worked as a photographer for Rich's and Davison's, and as a lithographer for National Graphics Inc., before retiring in 1984.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Leonard Apostolu papers
- Emma Jones
- June 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.