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Almond Knight Newsletters from Camp Crowder

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0254

This collection includes five issues of The Excrowderlite News, a publication for service members who were stationed at Camp Crowder, Missouri during World War II. These issues date from 1983 to 1985. The newsletters include member updates and addresses as well as photographs and recollections written by members about their time at Camp Crowder.

Dates

  • 1983 Fall-1985 Summer

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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Overview

This collection includes five issues of The Excrowderlite News, a publication for service members who were stationed at Camp Crowder, Missouri during World War II. These issues date from 1983 to 1985. The newsletters include member updates and addresses as well as photographs and recollections written by members about their time at Camp Crowder.

Biographical / Historical

William Almond “Stormy” Knight was born September 26, 1920 in Waverly, Tennessee. Knight served with the U.S. Army and was stationed at Camp Crowder, Missouri, for three years during World War II. Coming from the teaching profession, Knight was first assigned to a Special Training Unit at the camp to help educate other military members in basic reading and writing skills. Later he was assigned to the camp headquarters message center. During and after the war, Knight assisted with the publishing of a camp newsletter, first called the New Streamlined Message Center Digest during the war and later changed to The Excrowderlite News after the war. Knight died March 14, 1987 and is buried in Humphreys County, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one folder.

Previous Citation

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480