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N. E. Fitzgerald Letters

Identifier: MS-0302

  • Staff Only

This collection contains letters dating from 1943 until 1946 both addressed to and written by N. E. Fitzgerald, a professor and Dean at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As a staff member of the Agricultural Department, the students addressed in the letters are former students of Fitzgerald's from before the war. These students served in all theatres of war during the conflict, in various capacities, as both enlisted personnel and officers.

The correspondence includes hand-written and type-written letters, as well as various Christmas and Holiday cards and post cards from around the world. Also included are publications from the University of Tennessee that memorialize the students who lost their lives in World War II, and news articles from the period detailing aspects of the war.

The collection also contains examples of foreign currency obtained during the war. These are mostly paper pesos, printed by the Japanese Government during its occupation of the Philipines. Also included are Reichsbank Marks, printed in Germany in the 1930s.


  • 1943 January 4-1946 November 21


The language of the materials is English.

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 Special Collections.


0.5 Linear Feet (4 folders)


This collection contains letters both addressed to and written by N. E. Fitzgerald, a professor and Dean at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The letters are correspondence between N. E. Fitzgerald and former students, then serving in all theatres of operation during World War II. The correspondence dates from 1943 to 1946.

Biographical/Historical Note

Following time at Texas A&M, N. E. Fitzgerald joined the University of Tennessee in 1919 to work with agriculture education. He became Dean of the College of Education in 1942.


The items in this collection are arranged chronologically. The collection consists of four folders.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

N. E. Fitzgerald donated this collection in the 1963-64 school year.

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