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Horace L. Simpson, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0030

This collection includes records from Simpson's service in the US Army and memorabilia from his time in Europe. Records include a promotion and his separation qualification record. Other documents of interest include newsletters from the Finance Replacement Training Center and the USS Gustavus, a substantial training guide from Fort Benjamin Harrison, and paperwork for his leave to Switzerland. Memorabilia includes helpful information for soldiers visiting Europe as well as general travel guides and postcards. The wooden statue has a photograph of Simpson that has been mounted on wood and trimmed to shape.

Dates

  • 1942 June 1-1945 December 23, 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

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection includes records from Simpson's service in the US Army and memorabilia from his time in Europe. Records include a promotion and his separation qualification record. Other documents of interest include newsletters from the Finance Replacement Training Center and the USS Gustavus, a substantial training guide from Fort Benjamin Harrison, and paperwork for his leave to Switzerland. Memorabilia includes helpful information for soldiers visiting Europe as well as general travel guides and postcards. The wooden statue has a photograph of Simpson that has been mounted on wood and trimmed to shape.

Biographical/Historical Note

Horace L. Simpson, Jr. was born on April 5, 1918 in Alexandria, Tennessee to Horace Lester and Livy T. Simpson. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on September 23, 1924 while in training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He served as a sergeant in the 6th Finance Distribution Section in London, transferred to France in May 1945, and was honorably discharged on December 23, 1945. He acted as head cashier in the finance office, supervising twenty men, and earned a bronze star. Simpson died on August 1, 1987.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box with eleven folders.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as MS.3646. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.2.0004 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

These documents were donated to Special Collection by Livy Simpson, Horace Simpson's daughter, in 2012.

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