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World War II Letters of Private Clifford Edward Keenan

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3264

The book housed in this collection is composed of transcriptions of letters written between Private Clifford E. Keenan and his immediate family from 1942 to 1944. Editor Hugh T. Keenan (Clifford E. Keenan's younger brother) has also included a brief biographical introduction and numerous photographs of the Keenan family.

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.2075: Clifford E. Keenan Papers, 1942-1944 for the original letters and photographs reproduced in this book.

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 book housed in this collection is composed of transcriptions of letters written between Private Clifford E. Keenan and his immediate family from 1942 to 1944. Editor Hugh T. Keenan (Clifford E. Keenan's younger brother) has also included a brief biographical introduction and numerous photographs of the Keenan family.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clifford Edward Keenan was born to Hugh Avery and Jewell Gertrude (Owens) Keenan in Humboldt, Tennessee on August 8, 1920. He was the oldest of three children; his younger brothers were Hugh Thomas (born January 16, 1936) and Joe Thaddeus (born March 5, 1939). After graduating from high school, Clifford Keenan worked briefly for a shoe factory, a filling station, and the Railway Express Office before being drafted into the Army in 1942. He completed his infantry training at Fort Wolters, Texas, and his paratrooper training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Keenan was assigned to Company D of the 1st Battalion of the 505th Parachute Infantry (part of the 82nd All American Airborne Division) and was deployed to Europe. He was killed in action on June 6, 1944 during the D-Day invasion.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections on December 27, 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