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J. Harold Harveston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0063

This collection consists of three pieces of correspondence between J. Harold Harveston, a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his parents from 1938-1939. It also contains an undated newspaper clipping regarding Harveston from the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Dates

  • 1938 February 12; 1939 November 28; undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are 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 correspondence between J. Harold Harveston, a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his parents. It also contains an undated newspaper clipping regarding Harveston from the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Biographical/Historical Note

J. Harold Harveston, born December 9, 1909, was a U.S. Navy radioman in World War II. He was captured by the Japanese on May 6, 1942, and was a prisoner of war until being released in 1945. He secretly built a radio while imprisoned by the Japanese so that he could keep in touch with U.S. internees. He was from Rockford, Tenn. He died on May 4, 1980.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as a file under MS.1230

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's 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