Jack Warren Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Warren, Jack W., d. 2009
Jack Warren collection
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Jack Warren graduated from Michigan State College with a Bachelor of Art Degree in 1946. While attending Michigan State College he was part of the Army ROTC. After graduating, he trained to become an infantryman and later joined the 1st United States Cavalry stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. After his military service during World War II, he received a Law Degree in 1949 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. While no longer on active duty, he was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In 1951, he married, Pat Cox. They had four children: Scott, Tom, Erich, and Janet. In 1967 he was elected as an Ingham County Circuit Judge. Jack Warren suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was 87 when he died on January 25, 2009.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of one volume of transcribed letters called "Sunset Ride: A Cavalry Story from World War II". The letters were written by Jack Warren about his time at Michigan State University in the ROTC, his time in the 1st United States Cavalry, and his time in the infantry and cavalry during World War II. The letters are dated from 1943 through 1947. Also included in the volume are bibliographical notes about Jack Warren's life after his service in the military provided by his children.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2012

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1946.
  • United States. Army. Cavalry, 1st.


  • Letters (correspondence)

Personal Name(s)

  • Thompson, Barbara R.
  • Warren, Jack W., d. 2009


  • World War, 1939-1945 -- United States

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Volume of Transcribed Letters 1943-2010 

F.D. 1