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Don J. Rutledge Letters

Identifier: MS-2887

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of a series of letters, written by Don J. Rutledge between October 30, 1941, and October 26, 1945, from the Panama Canal, Europe, the Philippines, and Japan during World War II. They include a letter written two days after the Pearl Harbor attack and one written three days after the German army surrendered. Most of the correspondence is to Rutledge's wife, Louisa, in Fayetteville, Tenn.


  • 1941-1945 (bulk 1945)

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.


0.3 Linear Feet


This is a collection of letters, written by Don J. Rutledge between 1941-1945, from the Panama Canal, Europe, the Philippines, and Japan, during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Don J. Rutledge worked as a civilian for the Corp of Engineers at the Panama Canal during the start of World War II. He enlisted in the war in 1943 and served in Europe as well as Japan.


This collection consists of thee folders.

Acquisition Note

Donated to Special Collections, April 2, 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