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Joseph E. Kelly Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0197

This collection contains research bibliographies, notes, newsclippings, and a historical account ,“The Splinter Fleet,” written by World War II veteran Joseph E. Kelly about his experience in the war.

Dates

  • 1945

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 research bibliographies, notes, newsclippings, and a historical account ,“The Splinter Fleet,” written by World War II veteran Joseph E. Kelly about his experience in the war.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph E. Kelly was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 10, 1926. His father died before he was born and his mother died when Kelly was five months old. He was raised by two aunts in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard in 1942 when he was only 15. In February 1943, Kelly was honorably discharged for immaturity. In May 1943, Kelly enlisted in the U. S. Navy. Kelly died December 8, 1991, and is buried in Davidson County, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of three folders.

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