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Maurice Park Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0004

This collection consists of Maurice Park's personal papers, correspondence, military documents, military honors, and photographs from his service in World War II. Also available are materials concerning the commendation to Eastern Command on Sept. 22, 1944, and the 50th Anniversary celebration of V-E day in Moscow.

Dates

  • 1943 October 24-2001 March 16, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1943 - 1946

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

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of Maurice Park's personal papers, correspondence, military documents, military honors, and photographs from his service in World War II. Also available are materials concerning the commendation to Eastern Command on Sept. 22, 1944, and the 50th Anniversary celebration of V-E day in Moscow.

Biographical/Historical Note

Maurice Park was born November 20, 1920 in Oklahoma. At the age of 21 he entered the United States Air Force. He served from 1941-1946. Places he served include England, the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the Philippines, and Long Beach, California.

In 1995, Park was given the Commemorative Medal "The 50th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War" (WWII) by President Boris Yeltsin.

Arrangement

This collection consists of five folders.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as a part of MS.2012. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.1.0004 until it received its current number.

Acquisition Note

Materials were donated either by the veterans listed in the collection or by their families.

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