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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 Memoir

 Collection
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

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 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

Charles D. Butte Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2587
Abstract

The Charles D. Butte Collection, 1921-2003 (bulk 1940-1948), consists of diaries, memoirs, and histories of the 603rd Quartermaster Graves Registration Company (QM GR CO) that served during and after World War II. This collection extensively covers the activity of the QM GR CO, and the diaries give insight to the experiences shared by its members. The collection also includes several compact discs and a floppy disk that contain electronic copies of the printed information.

Dates: 1921-2003 (bulk 1940-1948)

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

Fishing Instructions for a U. S. Navy Survival Kit

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3109
Abstract

This collection houses a World War II era set of Fishing Instructions for a Navy fishing survival kit designed to help a soldier survive in case of becoming stranded on islands. It outlines general rules for fishing, the contents of the kit with instructions for each part, and information about certain types of animals and plants. There is also a note on native peoples.

Dates: circa 1939-1945

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 F. Broderick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2612
Abstract

The Harold F. Broderick Collection, 1943, consists primarily of photographs of Attu Island during World War II. Also included is the Blue Star Flag.

Dates: 1943

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

Helen F. Kuhns Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2560
Abstract

The Helen F. Kuhns Papers, 1944-1963 (bulk 1945) consist primarily of incoming correspondence of Kuhns, a member of the women's naval branch during World War II. In addition to incoming correspondence, this collection also contains government issued pamphlets and flyers as well as correspondence to the Round Robin group.

Dates: 1944-1963 (bulk 1945)

Herman E. and Havens T. Spivey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0519
Abstract This collection houses speeches, class notes, Sunday School notes, personal correspondence, World War II naval orders, photographs, invitations, reception programs, and several scrapbooks documenting the life and work of Dr. Herman Spivey and his wife, Havens (Taylor) Spivey. It also contains materials showing Spivey's international travels, including temporary driver's licenses issued in Great Britain and Europe, a vaccination card, and an Occupational Force Travel Permit printed in...
Dates: 1933-1991

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

Interview with Lemuel Sparks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3170
Abstract

This collection consists of an interview transcription with Lemuel Sparks conducted by G. Kurt Piehler and Viviana Chapa on March 13, 2001.

Dates: 2001 March 13

J. Guy Boswell Jr. Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0223
Overview

Photocopy of a six-page handwritten letter from J. Guy Boswell Jr. to his wife. Boswell penned this letter from Japan in 1945 while serving with the U.S. Navy. Boswell writes about the history and current state of the city of Yokohama as well as his experiences there. He also comments on the weather and his health.

Dates: 1945 September 18

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

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World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography. 4
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Louisiana -- History. 2
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Vietnam War, 1961-1975. 2
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, American. 2
Attu, Battle of, Alaska, 1943 1
Baptists -- Missions -- Africa. 1
Great Depression. 1
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Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Medical care. 1
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Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Tennessee. 1
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Missionaries -- Africa, Sub-Saharan. 1
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Nuclear facilities -- United States. 1
Operation Torch, 1942. 1
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Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941. 1
Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of. 1
Tennessee Valley Authority -- Officials and employees. 1
United States. Air Force. 1
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iran. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Saipan. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American. 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Periodicals. 1
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