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Jeanne Barkley Card File regarding University of Tennessee Students and Alumni Killed in World War II

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0732

This card file, which Jeanne Barkley most likely created during her tenure as military records clerk, documents University of Tennessee students and alumni who were killed during World War II. Each card lists the deceased's full name, rank, date of birth, next of kin, home address, dates and campus of U. T. attendance, and academic program. Many of the cards also provide the date and cause of the soldier's death.

Dates

  • ca. 1944-1945

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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This card file, which Jeanne Barkley most likely created during her tenure as military records clerk, documents University of Tennessee students and alumni who were killed during World War II. Each card lists the deceased's full name, rank, date of birth, next of kin, home address, dates and campus of U. T. attendance, and academic program. Many of the cards also provide the date and cause of the soldier's death.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alice Jeanne Barkley was born on 3 October 1918 in White Pine, Tennessee and was educated at Knoxville Business College and the University of Tennessee. In 1942, she began working as an accounts file clerk at Stone and Webster Engineering Company in Oak Ridge. She returned to UT in January of 1944 and worked as a military records clerk (1944-1945) and as an office manager (1948-1969) before becoming the Coordinator for Alumni Relations. She retired from this position in July of 1985.

In addition to her work, Barkley was deeply involved with the Knoxville community. She was a member of numerous organizations, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the East Tennessee Historical Society, and the Blount Mansion Association. She was also a history buff with a particular interest in her own family's past and edited a book of letters written to her great-great Uncle, Confederate Captain Ewing Graham McClure, entitled Autographs. Jeanne Barkley died on 31 July 2007 in Knoxville.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

Jeanne Barkley donated these materials to the University of Tennessee's Archives.

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