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Artie E. Akers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0110
Abstract

This collection includes accounts written by Artie E. Akers documenting different stories from his time as a submarine "volunteer" during World War II.

Dates: undated

Buck Donaldson Oral History

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Charles A. Colmery Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0252
Overview This collection documents the World War II service and subsequent death of Charles Colmery Jr. Included are correspondence from Colmery to his family during his wartime service, letters relating to Colmery’s death, and a scrapbook of photographs documenting Colmery’s life from childhood to military service. Also included is a copy of a 1986 issue of Indiana Military History Journal which includes Charles Johnson’s article, “Warning-Warning: Strange Ships Entering...
Dates: circa 1920-1946, 1986

Charles Bray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0150
Abstract

This collection features photographs, news articles, book excerpts, and other papers from Charles Bray's military service during World War II and his time living in Vietnam while working with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Dates: 1941-2005, undated

Delmar Wiley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0296
Overview This collection documents the World War II experiences of soldier Delmar Wiley who was declared missing in action for seven months in the Pacific Theater of War after his aircraft was attacked and shot down. The collection contains Wiley's autobiography, entitled Wiley's Island (1986), which chronicles his life and his WWII experiences. The collection also includes a pamphlet for the USS Yorktown CV-5 Club entitled "The Crier and Bylaws" (1986), and a...
Dates: 1943, 1986

Dennis Coughlin Collection

 Collection
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

Edward P. Stafford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0210
Overview

This collection consists of an invitation to the commission ceremony for the USS Abercrombie in May 1944.

Dates: 1944 May 1

Erwin P. Currier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0238
Overview

This collection documents Erwin P. Currier’s service with the U. S. Navy during World War II. Included is a CD of an interview with Currier as well as photocopies of photographs and service documents. Also included is information related to the histories of two ships on which Currier served: USS Card and USS Bennington.

Dates: 1998-2008

Freytag Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0037
Abstract

This collection gives a glimpse into the life of the Freytag family, a miltary family from Wartburg, TN. The collection includes correspondence, press clippings, photographs, and certificates regarding the Freytag children, Albert Jr., Fred, and Maxwell. Albert Jr. was enlisted in the U.S. Marines, Fred was enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and Maxwell was enlisted in the U.S. Army. All materials are photocopies, donated by the family matriarch, Ethel H. Freytag.

Dates: 1936-1944, undated

Harold L. Masden Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0301
Overview

This collection contains personal items as well as publications that document World War II soldier Harold Masden’s experiences in the war, particularly related to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Among Masden’s personal material are his typewritten accounts of his military service record and memoirs of his time in the war. Also included are publications about Pearl Harbor as well as a 25-year run of the “Pearl Harbor-Gram,” a newsletter published by the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

Dates: 1940, 1964-1991

Harold S. Fink Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0071
Abstract

This collection contains material regarding the military career of Harold S. Fink, a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve who served during World War II.

Dates: 1930-1981, undated

Hogins Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0016
Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, press clippings, recollections, and ephemera collected by Evelyn Hogins concerning World War II. It also includes material concerning Evelyn's mother, Annie Hogins, and Evelyn's brothers: Clifford, Lawrence "Buster", and Marshall Hogins. The brothers all served in the U.S. military. A significant portion of the collection is comprised of photocopies.

Dates: 1942-1945, 1966, 1984-1991

J. Harold Harveston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0063
Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence between J. Harold Harveston, a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his parents. It also contains an undated newspaper clipping regarding Harveston from the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Dates: 1938 February 12; 1939 November 28; undated

J. Porter Taylor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0171
Abstract

This collection features materials related to James Porter Taylor's interactions with the Office of Naval Officers Procurement and the Selective Service during World War II while he worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Materials include classification cards, correspondence, service documents, and TVA memorandums.

Dates: 1911, 1940-1945

James A. Ramsey Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0138
Abstract

This collection includes material from James A. Ramsey's service during World War II as a part of the U.S. Navy. It features his diary, a copy of his journal, a seaman's handbook, several photographs, documents from his naval service, and a series of naval stories written by Ramsey after his service.

Dates: 1942-1945, 1973-1984

Jerome Kaufman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0120
Abstract

This collection includes several letters written to World War II soldier Jerome Kaufman, who served with the U.S. Navy, from his family and wife, as well as military documents from his service.

Dates: 1942-1945, undated

John M. Gabard Letters

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0302
Overview

This collection contains typewritten copies of letters written by John Gabard during his military service in World War II. From January 1944 to September 1945, Gabard wrote almost daily to various family members including his mother, wife, and siblings.

Dates: 1944 January 2-1945 September 27

Joseph E. Kelly Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0197
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.

Dates: 1945

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