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Harold B. Murray Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0005

This collection consists of Harold Murray's personal correspondence, photographs, and military records from his service in World War II, as well as an extensive collection of newsletters about the United States Army Air Force. The correspondence includes two items addressed to his mother, one addressed to him, and three from friend named Joe O'Leary to his own family. The military papers include a folder of documents about Murray's training and promotions, and three folders of orders. Photographs are primarily of fellow soldiers, but also available are snapshots of locations. Most of the images are accompanied by captions.

Murray's collection of newsletters includes many titles, with his collection of Memories being complete between November 1995 and June 2000. The book, Flight to Everywhere, by Ivan Dmitri, includes 480 photographs of the Air Transport Command, documenting personnel, flight areas, and local residents in all of the areas served by this group.

Dates

  • 1942 October-2000 June, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1942 - 1944

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

0.75 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of Harold Murray's personal correspondence, photographs, and military records from his service in World War II, as well as an extensive collection of newsletters about the United States Army Air Force.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harold Bruce Murray was born on October 3, 1923 in Rochester, New York to Bruce J. and Elizabeth (Hatfield) Murray. He entered the United States Air Force on July 15, 1942 and graduated from flying school in Stockton, California on July 28, 1943. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, and by July 28, 1944 he was flying raids over Ploesti Oil Fields in Romania.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two series, Personal Papers, which includes Murray's correspondence, photographs, and military records, and Publications, which includes his collection of newsletters and a book entitled Flight to Everywhere.

Missing Title

  1. Personal Papers
  2. Publications

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as a part of MS.1230, MS.1259, MS.1298, MS.1764, MS.2012, MS.2112, and MS.2564. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.1.0005 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections by Harold "Hal" Murray between 1996 and 2001.

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