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Jack Blackwell's Korean War Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3661

  • Staff Only

Included in this collection are Jack Blackwell's service photos from the Korean War dating from November 1952-September 1953. The photos were taken around Seoul, Inchon, Taegu, Chun Chon, Munson-Ni, as well as a few from Japan. They include images of a MASH unit, a Freedom Village where POWs were exchanged, a Korean burial procession, airfields and fellow soldiers. Also included in the collection are negatives for the photos and two blank post cards from his time in Korea.

Dates

  • 1952 November-1953 September

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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

Included in this collection are Jack Blackwell's service photos from the Korean War dating from November 1952-September 1953. The photos were taken around Seoul, Inchon, Taegu, Chun Chon, Munson-Ni, as well as a few from Japan. They include images of a MASH unit, a Freedom Village where POWs were exchanged, a Korean burial procession, airfields and fellow soldiers. Also included in the collection are negatives for the photos and two blank post cards from his time in Korea.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jack Blackwell was born circa 1934 to John and Harriet Blackwell. In 1951, he quit high school in order to enlist in the United States Air Force, finishing his degree while serving in the military. He served in Korea during 1952 and 1953 with the 5th Air Force Communication Unit, 2nd squadron. During his service in Korea he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal Ribbon, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and the United Nations Korean Service Medal Ribbon. Upon returning to the States, he graduated from Rensselaer in 1960 and Johns Hopkins in 1972. Blackwell and his wife, Sandra, had two children, Thomas and Jean.

Acquisition Note

These photographs were donated by Jack Blackwell through the Center for the Study of War and Society in October 2012.

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