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Douglas MacArthur Report to Congress

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0399

This collection contains a scrapbook that has numerous pictures, newspaper articles, and magazine articles that pertain to the life, accomplishments, and family of General Douglas MacArthur, along with three audio records titled “General of the Army Douglas MacArthur’s Report to Congress” from April 19, 1951.

Dates

  • 1951

Language

The material in this collection is in 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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a scrapbook that has numerous pictures, newspaper articles, and magazine articles that pertain to the life, accomplishments, and family of General Douglas MacArthur, along with three audio records titled “General of the Army Douglas MacArthur’s Report to Congress” from April 19, 1951.

Biographical/Historical Note

General Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Arthur MacArthur, Jr., Union hero of the U.S. Civil War, and Mary Hardy. After being valedictorian at his high school, the West Texas Military Academy, MacArthur then attended the United States Military Academy and graduated at the top of his class as First Captain. In 1922, he married wealthy socialite Louise Cromwell Brooks but later divorced her in 1929. He married his second wife by 1937, Jean Marie Faircloth; together, they had a son named Arthur MacArthur IV. General MacArthur accomplished many incredible feats as a five-star U.S. general and field marshal of the Philippine army, serving from 1903 up until his death in 1964. He took part in World War I, World War II, the occupation of Japan, and the Korean War, earning a great number of awards and medals along the way such as the Medal of Honor. General MacArthur’s most well-known accomplishments were his involvement in Philippine army, from stopping mutinies to becoming an instrumental advisor to their military, and his role in World War II through his command of U.S. forces in the Pacific, his defense of the Philippines, and his acceptance of Japan’s surrender. After the surrender, he effectively become the ruler of Japan and had an enormous influence on every aspect of Japan’s post-war reconstruction that included numerous political, social, and economic reforms. After a lifetime of military service, General MacArthur passed away on April 5, 1964 in Washington, D.C.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480