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John C. Messamore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0039

This collection consists of a service memory book presented to John C. Messamore by his mother. In addition to basic identification information - such as Messamore's service branch, home address, and religion - the book also contains a list of important dates to remember, mailing addresses for friends and family, as well as brief narrative "snapshots." Also included are two photographs of a young woman.

Dates

  • 1942 March 10-1945 October 20

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 a service memory book presented to John C. Messamore by his mother. In addition to basic identification information - such as Messamore's service branch, home address, and religion - the book also contains a list of important dates to remember, mailing addresses for friends and family, as well as brief narrative "snapshots." Also included are two photographs of a young woman.

Biographical/Historical Note

John C. Messamore was born in 1918. From Fountain, TN, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of twenty-six on March 10, 1942. In the summer of 1945, he was stationed in the Pacific Theater. Messamore was on the island of Okinawa when he received news that the war was over. He married Lillie F. Miller Messamore on October 25, 1941. John C. Messamore passed away in 1995.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as MS.2489. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.3.0005 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2003.

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