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Dr. James L. Pointer Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2696

This interview covers Pointer's boyhood on a farm in Heiskell, Tenn. (Knox County) through his experience flying as a pilot in WWII.

Dates

  • 2003

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

This interview covers Pointer's boyhood on a farm in Heiskell, Tenn. (Knox County) through his experience flying as a pilot in WWII.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. James L. Pointer grew up on a farm in Heiskell, Tenn. (Knox County), and flew as a pilot in WWII. He was shot in the leg during battle, and returned home in 1946 after 2 years in service. He used the G. I. Bill to graduate with an agriculture degree from the University of Tennessee in 1949.

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