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Charles Morton, Jr., Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2694

Collection consists of an interview with Charles Morton, Jr., conducted in Franklin, Tenn., by the Center for the Study of War and Society for the Veteran's Oral History Project. This 72-page bound interview covers Charles Morton's youth in Nashville and time in the Army during WWII.

Dates

  • 2000

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

Collection consists of an interview with Charles Morton, Jr., conducted in Franklin, Tenn., by the Center for the Study of War and Society for the Veteran's Oral History Project. Morton grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and served in the Army, clearing mines during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Morton, Jr. was born in 1918 in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up in Sylvan Park (Nashville), and bought a car dealership at the age of 23. He was drafted into the Army in November, 1941, and did a series of jobs for the army, including clearing mines. He served with 531st Engineer Shore Regiment. He participated in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy at Utah Beach. Morton died on December 13, 2004.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to Special Collections in December 2005.

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