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Glen R. Burchby Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0266

This collection documents Glen Burchby's World War II military service. Included are letters written to Burchby, mostly during 1943-1945; a three-page typescript with details about Burchby’s life and military service, including his time as a prisoner of war from 1944-1945; and a photocopy and English translation of a German history of Stalag IV-B prisoner of war camp, the camp in which Burchby was held.

Dates

  • 1943 January 12-1945 August 27, 1985 December 11

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 (3 folders)

Overview

This collection documents Glen Burchby's World War II military service. Included are letters written to Burchby, mostly during 1943-1945; a three-page typescript with details about Burchby’s life and military service, including his time as a prisoner of war from 1944-1945; and a photocopy and English translation of a German history of Stalag IV-B prisoner of war camp, the camp in which Burchby was held.

Biographical / Historical

Glen Robert Burchby was born June 21, 1924 in Indiana. He joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and served with the 7th Armored Division of the 23rd Battalion during World War II. Following action in the European Theater of War at the Battle of the Bulge, Burchby was taken prisoner of war until 1945. Following the war, Burchby married Louise Diesslin in 1948, and earned his B.S. in Agriculture from Purdue University. The Burchbys spent 30 years dairy farming before relocating to Sevier County, Tennessee. Burchby died November 28, 2012 and is buried in Indiana.

Arrangement

This collection is in three folders.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1881 and MS.2012.

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