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Lt. John B. Routien Papers

Identifier: MS-2546

The Lt. John B. Routien Papers, 1944-1953, contains U. S. Army papers, including promotion records, records of leave, health records, and reassignments. In the first folder, there are 11 items from 1944, 5 from 1945, 10 from 1946, one from 1947, one 1948, and one from 1953. The second folder holds the contents of a personnel folder, which date between Oct. 1944 and Feb. 1946. These documents are similar to the items in folder 1 -- U. S. Army papers, special orders, reassignments, etc.


  • 1944-1953

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0.2 Linear Feet


The Lt. John B. Routien Papers, 1944-1953, contains papers related to Routien's service in the U. S. Army. Included are promotion records, records of leave, health records, and reassignments.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Broderick Routien (b. January 23, 1913) of Montezuma, Ind., completed his PhD in botany at Michigan State College in 1939. He served as an instructor in botany at the University of Missouri from 1939-1942. He was drafted into military service in 1942. In 1944, he was made a second lieutenant in the US Army. While in the Army, he worked as a serologist, supervising the Hematology Section of a Regional and a General Hospital Laboratory, and a bacteriologist, working as a mycologist in Regional and General Hospital. Routien was discharged from the Army on April 6, 1946.


Collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

Gary Johnson donated this collection with the Ted Carlson Papers in August 2005.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA