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Interview with Lemuel Sparks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3170

This collection consists of an interview transcription with Lemuel Sparks conducted by G. Kurt Piehler and Viviana Chapa on March 13, 2001. In his interview, he describes his childhood, the struggles of living during the Depression, his education, and his military and preaching career. Sparks served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater on the USS Sangamon and USS Fall River.

Dates

  • 2001 March 13

Language

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

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of an interview transcription with Lemuel Sparks conducted by G. Kurt Piehler and Viviana Chapa on March 13, 2001.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lemuel Sparks was born on September 13, 1917 in Newport, TN. Sparks attended Roanoke College in Virginia where he majored in religion, philosophy and psychology and went on to attend seminary school at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and chaplain school at William and Mary before going on to become a navy chaplain. Lemuel married Betty Zeigler in December of 1944 and the couple had four children together. He taught at the Tennessee School of Religion for twelve years and retired from preaching on December 31, 2000. Lemuel Sparks died on January 9, 2002 in Knoxville, TN.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480