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Pfc. Jeff Mynatt letters to Florence Henry, World War II.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0597

Scope and Contents

The Pfc. Jeff Mynatt Papers are a collection of correspondence dating as early as 1930 and as late as 1976. Jeff C. Mynatt Jr., was born in 1922 Pickens County, Alabama. He enlisted in the United States Army in Dooly County, Georgia. The bulk of the collection is correspondence between Jeff Mynatt Jr. and Florence J. Henry of Knoxville, Tennessee, during their courtship from 1944-1945. The World War II correspondence begins in March, 1944, when Pfc. Mynatt was stationed in Camp Polk, Louisiana. This correspondence is chiefly from Pfc. Mynatt; only one letter from Florence to Jeff exists in the collection. In the winter of 1944, Pfc. Mynatt was injured by frostbite, earning him the Purple Heart. Mynatt was deployed to England and along with his unit to Germany. The cities include Münster, Nuremberg, and Annaberg – but the bulk of correspondence is from Rodach, Germany. The collection includes some small format photostats used by the War Department for correspondence. Also included: Jeff C. Mynatt Jr.’s Alabama school records (report cards), from 1930-1943, 1 newspaper clipping with a portrait of Jeff Mynatt, one photographic portrait of Jeff Mynatt, 14 snapshots, and 21 negatives. Folder 12a has contact sheets of negatives. Folder 12b has negatives.

Dates

  • 1930-1945

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Extent

2 boxes

Title
Pfc. Jeff Mynatt letters to Florence Henry, World War II.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

Contact:
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