J. Harold Harveston Papers
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.
- 1938 February 12; 1939 November 28; undated
The material in this collection is in English.
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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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.
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.
This collection was previously listed as a file under MS.1230
This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.