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John E. Kesterson Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2635

The John E. Kesterson Oral History, 2001, is a typescript of an interview with John E. Kesterson. The interview focuses primarily on his World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods. Kesterson shares the experience of surgery on the war front.

Dates

  • 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The John E. Kesterson Oral History, 2001, is a typescript from an oral history interview with John E. Kesterson by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Lindsey Waller of the University of Tennessee for the Veteran's Oral History Project conducted by the Center for the Study of War and Society. The interview focuses primarily on his World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods. Kesterson shares the experience of surgery on the war front.

Biographical/Historical Note

John E. Kesterson was born in November, 1918. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1935 and the University of Tennessee in 1939. He attended Vanterbilt Medical School and graduated in 1943. Kesterson served in the Army's Medical Administration Corps as a general surgeon. He was stationed in Kidderminster, England. After the war, he set up a private medical practice.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480