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"A Magic Moment" by Douglas and Mildred Norman

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0154
Abstract

Written by Douglas and Mildred Norman for the 40th Anniversary of World War II, "A Magic Moment" details Tennessee Technological University's history in the world wars and its participation. The Normans describe Tennessee Tech's efforts to house and accomodate returning WWII veterans and the conditions in which the small school worked to honor their veterans.

Dates: 1985 May 10

Albert Hall Bowman Diary

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Identifier: CSWS-0172
Abstract

This collection contains a diary in which Albert Hall Bowman wrote his notes on his experiences during the invasion of Normandy in World War II.

Dates: 1944

Barwick O. Barfield Memoir

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Identifier: CSWS-0117
Abstract

This collection includes a copy of Days Not Forgotten, a memoir of Barwick O. Barfield's World War II experiences as a navigator with the Army Air Forces in the European theater and a prisoner of war.

Dates: 1993

Betty J. Sparks Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2629
Abstract

The Betty J. Sparks Oral History, 2001, is a typescript from an oral history interview with Betty J. Sparks by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Lindsey Waller of the University of Tennessee for the Veteran's Oral History Project conducted by the Center for the Study of War and Society.

Dates: 2001

Bill White Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2605
Abstract

The Bill White Oral History, 2000, is a typescript from an oral history interview with Bill White by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Brandi Wilson of the University of Tennessee for the Veteran's Oral History Project conducted by the Center for the Study of War and Society. The interview focuses primarily on his World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods.

Dates: 2000

Buck Donaldson Oral History

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Identifier: MS-3265
Abstract

This collection consists of a transcript of an interview with Buck Donaldson by Kurt Piehler and Tiffany Davis conducted on October 21, 2002 in Knoxville, Tennessee as part of the Veteran's Oral History Project. In the interview, Donaldson speaks about his childhood in the Depression, his experiences in the Navy during World War II, and his postwar life as a missionary in Africa.

Dates: 2002 October 21

Calm Seas, Friendly Beaches

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Identifier: CSWS-0100
Abstract

This collection features a copy of Calm Seas, Friendly Beaches: A Landing Craft Sailor's Prayer written by Gerald M. Yankee and copyrighted in 2014. In this book, Yankee dictates his experience as a sailor in World War II for U.S. Naval landing crafts in the Pacific Theatre of war.

Dates: 2014

Center for the Study of War and Society Administrative Files

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Identifier: AR-0501
Abstract This collection contains administrative files documenting the early years of the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society. These materials include documents showing the Center's establishment, proposals for symposiums, and correspondence between Charles Johnson and the Tennessee State Museum regarding possible partnerships. Also included are monthly reports from the University’s Office of the Treasurer listing Center expenditures and Johnson’s 1987 outline to the...
Dates: 1987-1992

Charles E. Kneen Pearl Harbor Account

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Identifier: CSWS-0253
Overview

This collection includes a three-page typed account from Charles Kneen of his experiences in Hawaii and at Pearl Harbor in November and December 1941.

Dates: 1941 November-December

Claus Mann Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0142
Abstract

This collection features Claus Mann's brief memoir on his experience in the 35th Field Hospital serving on the North African front during World War II.

Dates: 1945, 1985

Clyde W. Bradley Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0208
Overview

This collection includes the typed recollections of Clyde W. Bradley’s World War II service, including his crash landing and time as a prisoner of war in Germany.

Dates: undated

Dennis Coughlin Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0103
Abstract

This collection features correspondence between Sy Hyman and Dennis Coughlin as well as a collection of diary entries made by Hyman in 1946 from his World War II service.

Dates: 1946, 1986, undated

Donald L. Askerman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0112
Abstract

This collection contains one copy of "My Forties," Donald L. Askerman's typed memoir of his experiences during World War II.

Dates: circa 1940

Dr. Harold Diftler Oral History

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Identifier: MS-2603
Abstract

The Dr. Harold Diftler Oral History, 2003 is a typescript from an oral history interview with Dr. Harold Diftler by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Brad Mason of the University of Tennessee for the Veteran's Oral History Project conducted by the Center for the Study of War and Society. The interview focuses primarily on his World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods.

Dates: 2003

Dr. Hermes Grillo Oral History

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Identifier: MS-2614
Abstract

The Dr. Hermes Grillo Oral History, 2002, is a typescript from an oral history interview with Dr. Hermes Grillo by Dr. Kurt Piehler and Crystal Dover of the University of Tennessee for the Veteran's Oral History Project conducted by the Center for the Study of War and Society. The interview focuses primarily on his World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods. Dr. Grillo shares the experience of surgery on the war front.

Dates: 2002

Edgar Wilson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2570
Abstract

This collection houses a published history of the 80th Division detailing its training and combat experiences, several photos of a veteran's reunion, a photograph of Edgar Wilson, and correspondence documenting veterans' associations. One memoir recalls Captain Sam Williams.

Dates: 1987-1990

Edgar Wilson Oral History

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Identifier: MS-2602
Abstract

The Edgar Wilson Oral History, 2003-2004, is a typescript of an oral history interview with Edgar Wilson by Dr. Kurt Piehler, Greg Kupsky, and Patrick Leverton of the University of Tennessee for the Veteran's Oral History Project conducted by the Center for the Study of War and Society. The interview focuses primarily on Wilson's World War II experiences, but also covers pre-war and post-war periods.

Dates: 2003-2004

Edward Feagins World War II Memoir

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Identifier: MS-2634
Abstract

The Edward Feagins World War II Memoir, 1943-1946, entitled A Country Boy in World War Two chronicles Feagins's experiences in World War II. The narrative covers drafting, boot camp, war, and his return home.

Dates: 1943-1946

Edward Laughlin World War II Memoir

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Identifier: MS-2669
Abstract

This collection consists of Edward P. Laughlin's WWII Memoir A Paratrooper's Journey, written in 1999. He describes his initial Army experiences during basic training, jump school, and demolition school. He also discusses his combat action, including his part in the Battle of the Bulge, and his role in the Berlin occupation.

Dates: 1999

Edward Williamson Collection

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Identifier: MS-2611
Abstract

The Edward Williamson Collection, 1945, consists of a book compiled by Williamson entitled Wild Tales of the Blue Yonder. The book contains stories of 21 pilots who graduated from the Army Air Corps Class of 1945-B.

Dates: 1945

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World War, 1939-1945. 11
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe. 9
United States. Navy. 8
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United States. Army. 5
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North. 5
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy. 4
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United States. Air Force. 3
United States. Marine Corps. 3
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area. 3
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Tennessee. 3
United States. Air Force -- History. 2
United States. Army. Division, 80th. 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care. 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, American. 2
Anzio Beachhead, 1944. 1
Baptists -- Missions -- Africa. 1
Education, Higher -- Tennessee. 1
Germany -- History -- 1945-1955. 1
Great Depression. 1
Jefferson City (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Korean War, 1950-1953. 1
Louisiana -- History. 1
Missionaries -- Africa, Sub-Saharan. 1
Operation Torch, 1942. 1
Oral history -- United States. 1
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941. 1
Prisoners of war 1
United States. Army -- Parachute troops -- History -- World War, 1939-1945. 1
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Transport Command. 1
United States. Army. Air Corps. 1
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 143rd. 1
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 83rd. 1
United States. Marine Corps. Fleet Marine Force 1
United States. Navy -- Aviation. 1
Universities and colleges -- Tennessee. 1
University of Tennessee, Knoxville -- Alumni and alumnae. 1
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 1
V-mail. 1
Veterans -- Education -- United States. 1
Veterans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Asia. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Correspondence. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Germany. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- Great Britain. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union. 1
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