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Frances Lovelace Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0340

  • Staff Only

This collection documents Frances Lovelace's World War II service in WAVES. It cntains copies of photographs, an invitation to the launching of the USS Hitchiti, detachment papers, news articles about Lovelace, and a short manuscript by Lovelace penned in 1973 entitled "Crisis 1973."

Dates

  • 1943-1946, 1973

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite and must be requested in advance. See www.special.lib.utk.edu for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.

Conditions Governing Use

The UT Libraries claims only physical ownership of most material in the collections. Persons wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants on www.special.lib.utk.edu for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (6 folders)

Overview

This collection documents Frances Lovelace's World War II service in WAVES. It cntains copies of photographs, an invitation to the launching of the USS Hitchiti, detachment papers, news articles about Lovelace, and a short manuscript by Lovelace penned in 1973 entitled "Crisis 1973."

Biographical / Historical

Frances Pauline “Polly” Smith Lovelace served with the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in the U.S. Navy. Lovelace, born in 1918, was originally from Loudon County, Tennessee. She taught in Harriman City Schools before entering active duty in 1943 during World War II. She trained at Smith College in Massachusetts and then was stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, and San Diego, California, until her release from active duty on July 1, 1946. She then married her husband, William R. Lovelace (1915-1987), in August 1946. Lovelace used the G.I. Bill to earn her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee. Lovelace died in 2003 and is buried in Knox County.

Arrangement

This collection is in six folders.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as parts of MS.1764, MS.1881, and MS.2112.

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