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Arthur Eugene Kiser Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0075
Abstract

This collection includes a news clipping from 1995 featuring a tribute to Arthur Eugene Kiser, who was killed in action January 16, 1945. This article commemorates the 50 years that had passed since his death near Eupen, Belgium at the age of 23-years-old.

Dates: 1995

Daughters of the American Colonists Clipping, Typescript, and Photograph Regarding the Presentation of a Memorial Tree

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0155
Abstract

This collection houses a typescript of a speech, a newspaper clipping, and a photograph documenting the Daughters of the American Colonists' presentation of a memorial red oak tree to the University of Tennessee to commemorate those who died in World War II. The tree was planted at the entrance to the University's Farm and was intended to be the first of an avenue of memorial trees.

Dates: 1947 December 5

Jeanne Barkley Card File regarding University of Tennessee Students and Alumni Killed in World War II

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0732
Abstract

This card file, which Jeanne Barkley most likely created during her tenure as military records clerk, documents University of Tennessee students and alumni who were killed during World War II. Each card lists the deceased's full name, rank, date of birth, next of kin, home address, dates and campus of U. T. attendance, and academic program. Many of the cards also provide the date and cause of the soldier's death.

Dates: ca. 1944-1945

Robert Forrester, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2034
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence and personal effects documenting Robert L. Forrester, Jr.'s service and death in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Dates: 1941-1942

Walter W. Gentry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0239
Overview This collection documents the life and military service of Walter W. Gentry, particularly Gentry’s death while serving in France during World War II. Included are letters between Gentry and his parents during his time training and serving with the military, notifications to his parents of Gentry’s status of missing in action as well as the notification of his death, and condolence letters and cards to his family. Also included are military documents from his service, a scrapbook kept by a...
Dates: 1921-1986