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Camp Tyson Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3090

This collection houses papers documenting Camp Tyson, a military base located near Paris, Tennessee during World War II. It contains photographs of men at the camp, letters concerning camp business, official forms, an operational manual for barrage balloons, organizational documents, and Special Orders marked RESTRICTED.

Dates

  • 1941-1942

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 collection houses papers documenting Camp Tyson, a military base located near Paris, Tennessee during World War II. It contains photographs, documents, forms, and manuals relating to camp operations.

Biographical/Historical Note

Camp Tyson was established in August of 1941 in Paris, Tennessee and lasted until the end of the World War II. It was a training camp for barrage balloons, which were used in the aerial defense of the coast.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on March 2, 2007

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