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Charles Bray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0150

This collection features photographs, news articles, book excerpts, and other papers from Charles Bray's military service during World War II and his time living in Vietnam while working with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Series I: World War II contains various photographs, both from Bray's service during World War II and from unit reunions; papers such as news articles, excerpts from writings, and journal entries; and a small Japanese flag.

Series II: Vietnam contains photographs from Bray's time in Vietnam, a Vietnamese driving license, and two news articles.

Dates

  • 1941-2005, 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

0.25 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Abstract

This collection features photographs, news articles, book excerpts, and other papers from Charles Bray's military service during World War II and his time living in Vietnam while working with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Hitchita, Oklahoma in 1921, Charles Bray joined the U.S. Navy in June 1942. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II aboard the destroyer USS Shannon. In 1948, Bray joined the Central Intelligence Agency. During his time with the CIA, Bray lived in Florida, Germany, and Vietnam.

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