Hal Ernest Collection
This collection features several original drawings of soldiers and combat scenes drawn by Hal Ernest as a child during World War II. Ernest listened to the radio in the evenings and sketched based on what he heard. Also included is a typed personal narrative composed by Ernest and an article about his father's campus drugstore, Ellis and Ernest, in Knoxville, Tenn.
- circa 1940s, 2004, undated
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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
This collection features several drawings drawn by Hal Ernest as a child during World War II.
Hal Ernest was born in 1931. His father, Harold L. "Doc" Ernest, owned a drug store on the University of Tennessee’s campus from 1926 to 1967 where Hal spent most of his time growing up (Ellis and Ernest Drugstore, or E & E). Because of his father’s influence on campus, Hal knew Head Football Coach Robert Neyland personally and developed a close relationship with him and his family. As a student at the University of Tennessee from 1949 to 1954, Hal was president of the VOL Pep Club.
This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.