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Frederick J. Mauriello letters

Collection MS-2002-026: Frederick J. Mauriello letters


  • Creation: 1943-1945, not after 2001
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1943 - 1945

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters written by Frederick J. Mauriello to his parents and sisters during his basic training and service in World War II. Included with the letters are a map, drawings, newspaper clippings, photographs, and photographic negatives. Letters originating in the United States were sent from Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. Overseas letters are postmarked from France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany.

Also included is material for Christopher Mauriello's book, From Boston to Berlin (2001), which included a selection of his father's letters alongside photographs by Roland Regan, Sr.


Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note

Frederick Joseph Mauriello was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 20, 1921, the son of Italian immigrants Eugene Mauriello and Angeline Gaggiona. Mauriello joined the United States Army in 1942 and was given specialized training in electrical engineering. He was then assigned to the 309th Field Artillery Battalion and sent to Europe in 1944, where he served as a radio operator. After World War II, Mauriello received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his graduate degree from Northeastern University. He began a long career with IBM and relocated to upstate New York. He died in August, 2004.


"Frederick Joseph Mauriello." Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.

Mauriello, Christopher E. and Roland J. Regan Jr. From Boston to Berlin. (West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2001)

Smith, Sean. Boston College Chronicle. October 18, 2001.


.75 Linear Feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of letters written by Frederick J. Mauriello, a Boston College graduate, to his parents and sisters during World War II. It also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera.


Alphabetical. A detailed index to the letters is included. Note that there is no letter number 31.


Gift of Christopher E. Mauriello, son of Frederick J. Mauriello, in 2002.

Related Materials

Boston College alumni papers, BC.1988.060, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Commander John J. Shea collection, BC.2001.058, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Roland J. Regan collection of World War II photographs and memorabilia, MS.2000.012, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Frederick J. Mauriello Letters
1943-1945, not after 2001 (bulk 1943-1945)
Rachael Young
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States