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William E. Austin Manuals

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0109

This collection features multiple training manuals, dated during the 1940s, used by William E. Austin and fellow soldiers while training for World War II. These manuals include basic training as well as technical and engineering instructions. The collection is arranged by manual subject.

Series I: Basic Field Manuals includes drill regulations, photograph readings, an engineering how-to, first aid instructions, and interior guard duty outlines.

Series II: War Department Technical Manuals contains manuals titled as Techincal Manuals, which include radio information, aircraft maintenance, and machine workings among others.

Series III: War Department Engineering Manuals include manuals titles as Engineering Manuals, containing reference data and camouflage techniques.

Series IV: War Department Various Manuals contains other War Department manuals, including watermanship, map and aerial photgraphs, sanitation procedures, and defense against chemical warfare.

Series V: Other Manuals contains manualsnot expressly related to the War Department, including radio repairs, a copy of Army Life, and a USAFI Information Bulletin.

Dates

  • 1941-1946

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

0.5 Linear Feet (1 half box)

Abstract

This collection features multiple training manuals, dated during the 1940s, used by William E. Austin and fellow soldiers while training for World War II. These manuals include basic training as well as technical and engineering instructions.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

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