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Gus W. Dyer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0173

This collection contains Gus W. Dyer’s memoirs, essays, diary entries, and correspondence from his time serving in World War II. Most of the correspondence is between Dyer and his mother during his deployments to the Pacific Theater (Philippines, Australia, Japan, and more) between 1942 and 1945. The later correspondence, written in 1985, are memoirs of Dyer’s time in the war. Also included is an oral history of prisoner of war Gunner Roberts as told to Dyer.

Dates

  • 1942-1945, 1985

Language

The material in this collection is in 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 (3 folders)

Abstract

This collection contains Gus W. Dyer’s memoirs, essays, diary entries, and correspondence from his time serving in World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gus W. Dyer was born Sept 8, 1927 to Gus and Ellen Demott Dyer. He served as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and died Jan 25, 1993. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Danville, Danville City, Virginia.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in three folders, divided into the following two series:

Series I: Memoirs and Correspondence which includes all of letters, V-mail, memoirs, essays, and writings of Gus W. Dyer.

Series II: Oral History which includes “Gunner Robert’s Story."

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1259 and MS.1764.

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