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Lindsey Nelson Speech to the East Tennessee Historical Society

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0152
This collection is a typed transcript of a speech given by Lindsey Nelson to the East Tennessee Historical Society. Nelson recounts his experiences leading up to and serving during World War II.

Dates

  • 1986 February 04

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection is a typed transcript of a speech given by Lindsey Nelson to the East Tennessee Historical Society. Nelson recounts his experiences leading up to and serving during World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lindsey Nelson (1919-1995) was a sportscaster, most notably announcing for the University of Notre Dame and for the New York Mets. Nelson was born in Pulaski, Tennessee to Jon and Asie Nelson. He attended the University of Tennessee, graduating in 1941 before joining the U.S. Army during World War II. After a short-lived career as a journalist, Nelson began his broadcasting career in 1948. Nelson was instrumental in the creation of the "Vol Network" at the University of Tennessee. Nelson called many football games including 14 seasons with the University of Notre Dame, several bowl games, and radio broadcasts of NFL games. In 1962, he became the lead broadcaster for the New York Mets baseball team where he stayed for 17 seasons. Among his many honors are an induction into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame (1979) and an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement (1991).

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1298.

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