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John E. Lane WWII Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0035

This collection consists of John E. Lane's short memoir about his experiences as a private in the United States Marine Corps beginning in June of 1944. The memoir provides details about boot camp as well as Lane's experience aboard the USS Hinsdale, a troop ship sent to Iwo Jima. The manuscript is 98 pages long and includes several appendices including a bibliography.

Dates

  • 1985 May 29-1986 February 14, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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 consists of John E. Lane's short memoir about his experiences as a private in the United States Marine Corps beginning in June of 1944.

Biographical/Historical Note

John E. Lane was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 12, 1926, to John and Selena Durack Lane. After graduating from high school in June 1944, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was on board the USS Hinsdale, a troop ship sent to Iwo Jima.

John Lane graduated with a master’s degree from Columbia University's East Asian Institute and was a professor of history at Long Island University. He was married and had two children: John and Patricia.

He is buried in Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene, OR.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as part of MS.1298. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.3.0001 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of Special Collections.

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