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Cornell Houston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0021

This collection consists of books, currency, maps, negatives, notes, photographs, and press clippings pertaining to Cornell Houston's service in the United States Air Force during World War II. Houston entered the war after graduation from the University of Tennessee in 1942. The military yearbooks show the his class of graduates in 1943. While enlisted, Cornell collected currency throughout his travels and kept many photographs of his fellow soldiers during that time.

Dates

  • circa 1942-1945

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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 consists of books, currency, maps, negatives, notes, photographs, and press clippings pertaining to Cornell Houston's service in the United States Air Force during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cornell Houston was born in Clarksville, Tennessee and was the son of M.H. and Alice Houston. He graduated from Cumberland County High and the University of Tennessee in 1942. After graduation, Houston immediately entered active duty in the United States Armored Forces. After completion of a routine exercise at Fort Knox, Houston decided he wanted to transfer and become a pilot. He transferred to the Air Force and remained there for the entirety of his service.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as a part of MS.1259. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.1.0021 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections acquired this collection via the Center for the Study of War and Society.

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