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Ben Franklin Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3186
Abstract

This collection consists of three interview transcriptions with Ben Franklin on from 2004-2005 by G. Kurt Piehler, John B. Romeiser, and Braum Lincoln Denton. In the interviews, Franklin details his childhood in Knoxville, TN and his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Dates: 2004 October 20-2005 March 10

Buck Donaldson Memoir

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Identifier: MS-1978
Abstract

In this memoir, Buck Donaldson recounts his childhood in rural Louisiana and his service in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

Dates: undated

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

Clinton E. Riddle Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2757
Abstract

In this interview with Kurt Piehler and Seth Womack of the Center for the Study of War and Society, Clinton E. Riddle discusses his childhood on an East Tennessee farm and his service during World War II, including his training, flying gliders, ground combat, and leave in Paris. The conversation took place on March 19, 2002.

Dates: 2002 March 19

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

Erwin B. Bigger Oral History

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Identifier: MS-3303
Abstract

These two VHS tapes contain a recording of an oral history by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Erwin B. Bigger. In it, Bigger discusses his early life and his service with the U. S. Army as a paratrooper during World War II and the Korean War.

Dates: 2003 February 26

Henry Kent Memoir

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Identifier: MS-1983
Abstract

This memoir (richly illustrated with copies of original photographs) documents Henry Kent's service as a pilot in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Kent discusses such subjects as the planes in use during World War II, the day-to-day operations of his unit, and the activities of his various friends while capturing the hardship, fear, and humor of the situation.

Dates: 1943-1945

Henry W. Kent Memoir

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Identifier: MS-3131
Abstract

This collection houses a copy (on CD) of Henry W. Kent's memoirs documenting his experience with the 86th Fighter Squadron (then assigned to the 79th Fighter Group) in North Africa during World War II. It contains detailed descriptions and photographs (many in color) of their service.

Dates: 1943

James M. Griffin Diary

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Identifier: MS-2085
Abstract This collection houses color photocopies of the diary that infantryman James M. Griffin kept during his tour of duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Each diary entry is accompanied by images of such pertinent information as maps, newspaper clippings, photographs, and medals. The record begins with Griffin's induction at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1941 and continues on to document his training in the Fiji Islands, the Russell Islands, and on Guadalcanal, his combat experiences...
Dates: 1941-1943

John S. Hurst Narrative

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3462
Abstract

In this narrative, John S. Hurst describes his time in the U. S. Army from his induction in July of 1944 to his discharge in August of 1945. He mentions his service replenishing ammunition during the Battle of the Bulge and details many of his struggles, including the frostbite and pneumonia that finally sent him home. The collection also houses a copy of a photograph of Hurst in his uniform.

Dates: 1996 February 6

Joseph E. Martin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3460
Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, maps, photographs, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, official records, and many other types of memorabilia. It documents Joseph E. Martin’s military service in World War II as well as his education, ROTC service, and career as a math professor. It also includes veterans’ activities, World War II comics, and such personal effects as wedding invitations and church bulletins from the 1940’s.

Dates: circa 1900-1996 December

Laurence A. Grossman Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3402
Abstract In this 18-page memoir, Laurence Grossman describes his service as a combat surgeon with the 80th Medical Battalion of the 10th Armored Division during World War II. Grossman recounts his training, his service at Fort Benning, being sent to Normandy after the initial invasion, meeting French troops and local residents, and seeing evidence of the concentration camps. He also discusses his unit's service as the military government for western Austria, the area south of Munich, and his...
Dates: 1945 January 13-July 14, 2003

Lisa M. Budreau World War II Collection

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Identifier: MS-3284
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, publications, memoirs, photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, and other materials that Lisa M. Budreau accumulated during the course of her research into the impact that stationing American troops in the small English town of Grantham had on the soldiers and on their British hosts.

Dates: 1942-1995

M. E. Springer Oral History

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Identifier: MS-1992
Abstract

In this collection, M. E. Springer discusses his life as a non-combat soldier in World War II and his postwar work conducting soil surveys in Japan.

Dates: 2001 April 3

McAmis Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-3358
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of letters that family and friends in Tazewell, Tennessee wrote to Mattie (Weir) McAmis in Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil War. Many of these letters were authored by Mattie's eldest daughters, Mary and Maggie. These letters, while mostly personal in content, also discuss Corinth, Mississippi and describe East Tennessee during the Federal occupation of early 1862. The collection also houses correspondence written to and from Mattie (McAmis) Mitchell...
Dates: 1860 March 10-1944 December 16 (bulk 1861-1866, 1944)

Neal O'Steen Oral History

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Identifier: MS-1993
Abstract

In this oral history, Neal O'Steen recounts his childhood in Bedford County, Tennessee and his service as an orderly in Virginia and as a Pharmacist's Mate in San Francisco during World War II. He also describes his service in Virginia during the Korean War.

Dates: 2002 April 2

Robert Harrington DVD

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Identifier: MS-3463
Abstract

This film, entitled Troublemaker -- A Pilot's Story of WWII, documents Robert Harrington's service flying B-24s in Europe with the 466th Bomb Group during 1944.

Dates: undated

Rodney Q. Nelson Jr. Oral History

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Identifier: MS-1971
Abstract

This collection houses a typescript of an oral history interview with Rodney Quin Nelson Jr. conducted by Charles Johnson for the Veteran's Oral History Project of the Center for the Study of War and Society. The interview focuses primarily on Nelson's World War II experiences in the U. S. Navy.

Dates: 1987 August 18

“Stateside: A Time Capsule from World War II” by Robert Bracken

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0263
Overview

This collection is a typewritten memoir by Robert Bracken detailing his experiences serving stateside with the Third Service Command during World War II. The memoir is 95 pages and though it was printed and completed in 1991, the text is based off of Bracken’s original manuscript written just after the war in 1946.

Dates: 1991

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World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- United States. 7
United States. Navy. 3
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North. 3
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe. 3
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy. 3
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care. 3
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Tennessee. 3
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Participation, American. 2
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American. 2
United States. Air Force -- History. 2
United States. Army. 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area. 2
Anzio Beachhead, 1944. 1
Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945. 1
Corinth (Miss.) -- History. 1
Grantham (England) -- History. 1
Knoxville (Tenn.) 1
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Medical care. 1
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Tennessee. 1
Korean War, 1950-1953. 1
Liberty ships. 1
Louisiana -- History. 1
Operation Torch, 1942. 1
Oral history -- United States. 1
Soil surveys -- Japan. 1
Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence. 1
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
United States. Army -- Airborne troops. 1
United States. Army -- Parachute troops. 1
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 9th. 1
United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Group (Heavy), 466th. 1
United States. Army. Airborne Division, 82nd. 1
United States. Army. Armored Division, 10th. 1
United States. Army. Division, 80th. 1
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 78th. 1
United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 504th. 1
Universities and colleges -- Tennessee. 1
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 1
V-mail. 1
Veterans -- United States. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Netherlands. 1
World War, 1939-1945. 1
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