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Gordon Beem Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0082

This collection includes Gordon Beem's personnel records, other military documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings as well as photographs and film negatives documenting his time with the U. S. Air Force during the Korean and Cold Wars. Dating from 1951 to 1970, Beem's personnel records and military documents depict his service in the Air Force. His correspondence includes letters to and from him and V-Mail addressed to loved ones. The newspaper clippings are dated circa 1960s but also include some news clippings from circa 1860. His photographs depict his family life while serving in Korea and his other services. Also included are portrait film negatives and magazines.

Dates

  • 1944-1976, 1991, undated

Language

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

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection includes Gordon Beem's personnel records, other military documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings as well as photographs and film negatives documenting his time with the U. S. Air Force during the Korean and Cold Wars.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gordon Beem was born February 1, 1927 in Columbus, Ohio. Beem was a major for the 4th Fighter Wing in the U. S. Air Force. He fought in the Korean and Cold Wars and was stationed mainly in the Korean and European theater during those wars.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.2112.

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