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Clifford Davis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0105

This collection contains various correspondence, permits, and newspaper clippings documenting Clifford Davis' service during and after World War II. Most documents correlate to his service during the 1940s. Items are organized by format and then chronologically.

Series I: Letters contains letters from Clifford to his sister and his wife Mildred. Also included is a Christmas card to his entire infantry and a telegram to his wife.

Series II: Postcards features various postcards from Clifford to his wife and a few postcards addressed to Clifford.

Series III: Permits and Registrations include permits that Clifford obtained during his service and documents of his registration in the 1940s.

Series IV: Newspaper Clippings contains various articles featuring either Davis or his division as well as an article featuring maps of the war fronts. Most are undated. Also included are two copies of The Army Weekly, dated June 18 and December 22, 1944.

Dates

  • 1940-1962, 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

0.1 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Abstract

This collection contains various correspondence, permits, and newspaper clippings documenting Clifford Davis' service during and after World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Private Clifford Davis was born on March 11, 1919 and lived in Knoxville, Tennessee. As a member of the military, he served in the 383rd Infantry, in which he was enlisted on November 26, 1942. Before his service, Davis was a truck driver for an ice company. During his time in the 383rd Infantry, he served as a Duty Soldier and as a truck driver for multiple months. Upon his release from the military on January 29, 1945, he continued to serve as a Truck Driver Light, transporting essential defense industry.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1314.

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