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Tennessee History World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

A. W. Taylor Papers. Also includes George Caldwell Taylor and Jerome Gregg Taylor.

Identifier: MSC 0870
Scope and Contents The A. W. Taylor Papers include the personal papers of three generations of the Taylor family: Alexander William Taylor, his son George Caldwell Taylor and George’s son Jerome Gregg Taylor. The bulk of the collection is made up of A. W. Taylor’s correspondence, handwritten speeches and sermons, and pamphlet collection (PA and Greene County, Tenn). A scrapbook that chronicles the military (WWII, Battle of the Bulge) and married life of Jerome G. Taylor of Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn....
Dates: 1869-1955

Abby Crawford Milton Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0598
Scope and Contents Abby Crawford Milton Papers--include family material, some suffrage and temperance material. Originally recd. in 13 boxes (now in 11 boxes): 1. Abby Milton--her books, scrapbooks, clippings, certificates, 100th birthday. Boxes 2&3 contained oversize ca. WWII scrapbook and flat package of Q photographs were removed from their boxes. 4. Frances Milton Walker watercolor sketchbooks. 5. Milton Papers, 1880s-1940s. Scrapbooks-Mss. vols. VII. 6. Milton Family correspondence, 1890s-1940s. 7....
Dates: 1880-1990

Alexander A. Arthur Family Papers (Middlesboro, Ky., and Mascot, Tenn.)

Identifier: MSC 0097
Scope and Contents

Arthur Family Papers (Middlesboro, Ky., and Mascot Tenn.) Alexander A. Arthur (1846- 1912) a Scottish-born engineer and entrepreneur who founded Scottish-Carolina Timber and Land Company; later founder of Middlesboro, Also includes 3 cassette tapes on Normandy World War II and perhaps Arthur family

Dates: 1846-1912

Appalachian Mills, W. A. Brownlee; Beaumont Avenue Baptist Church.

Identifier: Ephemera 2018.017
Scope and Contents

Souvenir Labor-Management Banquet and Dance in honor of, W. A. Brownlee, President of Appalachian Mills, Andrew Johnson Hotel, December 29, 1945; Victory Bulletin, Beaumont Avenue Baptist Church, November 7, 1943

Dates: 1943-1945


Identifier: FB 0056
Scope and Contents

Bibles WWII New Testament. Gift of Virginia K. Nelson, 1995. T.E. Watterson Bible, 1844 John Barringer Bible (may have come from Mrs. H.R. Duncan)--no family entries. Jane Jaques Bible (1871, New Testament) New Testament in French, 1851

Dates: Publication: 1844; Publication: 1851; Publication: 1871; Publication: 1945

Broadway Baptist Church material.

Identifier: MSC 0650
Scope and Contents

Bulletins, newsletters, photographs, and newspaper clippings for Broadway Baptist Church, Knoxville, 1975-ca. 1985. Gift also includes World War I and World War II dog tags, and a small WWI Bible (1917). Folders contain lists of pastors and clippings and papers re: the church fire and rebuilding efforts.

Dates: 1975-1985

Carolyn Johnson McCraith Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0509
Scope and Contents Items from the estate of Carolyn Johnson McCraith (1920-2010) Greensboro, N. C. Includes mostly material from her family in Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tenn. including the Cleveland and Johnson families. Mother Malinda Neil Cleveland (1888-1876); father J. Gid Johnson, Sr., (1885-1953) and brother J. Gid Johnson, Jr. Includes books, photographs, bibles, Tennessee Military Academy items. Box 1 Tennessee Military Academy (TMI) and old photographs, Box 2 Books and bibles, Box 3 Gid Johnson, Jr.,...
Dates: 1920-1980

Charles Floyd Shipe World War II letters.

Identifier: MSC 0116
Scope and Contents The Charles Floyd Shipe Papers consist primarily of the letters written by Floyd Shipe to his wife Ruth Caroline Fowler Shipe during World War II. Floyd Shipe was born on June 6, 1909, in Knox County, Tennessee, and died on March 25, 1993. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from May 1942 until September 1945, and he wrote to his wife nearly every day. The Shipes lived near Halls Cross Roads in Knox County, Tennessee. The contents of the letters cover issues of health, finance, farming,...
Dates: 1942-1945

Coile Seilaz Collection (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Durham).

Identifier: MSC 0675
Scope and Contents Includes: Armstrong, Seilaz, Buffat family photographs. 24 photographs, 1 framed; ephemera, including invitation, land company prospectus, valentine, train and boat schedules. 19 pcs.; Knoxville Weekly Tribune, August 22, 1888; maps (13 pcs.); World War II ration books (7 pcs.); Pamphlets: Catalogue, Fine Arts Section, Appalachian Exposition and The Way to a Man’s Heart. .(T. E. Burns Co.). Box 2: Armstrong House and Seilaz & Buffat photographs, a Knoxville souvenir book, and a broach...
Dates: 1880 - 1945

Crawley Family Papers

Identifier: MSC 0994
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence related to the Crawley family of Knoxville, Tenn.

Includes the George Crawley Letters - Collection of 32 letters of the Crawley family; the bulk of the material written by George Crawley in 1944 during his time at Fort Knox in basic training.

Dates: 1914 - 1944

Don Whitehead World War II Journal.

Identifier: MM.2013.009
Scope and Contents Journal or diary kept by Don Whitehead (1908-1981) during the early part of world War II. Day-to-day account of his personal experiences from his September 1942 Associated Press assignment to North Africa until the end of the Allied Campaign in Sicily in April 1943. Don Whitehead became a reporter for the Knoxville Journal in 1934 and joined the Associated Press (AP) in 1935 as a night editor in Memphis and later as a correspondent in Knoxville. He was a skilled feature writer and was...
Dates: 1942-1943

Earl E. Leming Collection (Gift of Mona Lisa Reagan).

Identifier: MSC 0606
Scope and Contents The collection includes the papers of Earl Edward Leming of Knoxville, Tenn. He was married to Almeda W. Leming. Subjects include Mr. Leming’s work at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in a number of capacities, including file clerk, Finance Department, and as a Police Officer at Norris, Tenn. He was involved in the building of Norris Dam, served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and became an attorney in Knoxville, Tenn. He argued a winning case before the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to...
Dates: 1830-1950

Earl E. Stout Collection. Letters and documents relating to military service in World War II)

Identifier: MSC 0474
Scope and Contents Anderson County resident Earl E. Stout; Letters and documents relating to military service in World War II. He served in the United States Army. He was trained at a number of camps in the U.S. including Fort Riley, Kansas; Camp Barkeley, Texas; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Camp Howze, Texas; Camp Maxey, Texas; Camp Swift, Texas; Camp Hood, Texas; Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi and Camp Bowie, Texas. The correspondence starts in 1944 while Earl is stationed at Camp Barkeley. He also served...
Dates: 1944-

Ed Westcott: Capturing History. Award Nomination for ETHS 2009.

Identifier: MM.2019.020
Scope and Contents

Ed Westcott: Capturing History. Award Nomination for ETHS 2009. Includes a copy of the book “Through the Lens of Ed Westcott: A Photographic History of World War II’s Secret City” letters of commendation, newspaper articles, photographs.

Dates: 2009

First Lieutenant Alexander Bonnyman, Jr., USMC (1910-1943) Interred in Berry Highland Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. September 27, 2015.

Identifier: MM.2016.017
Scope and Contents

First Lieutenant Alexander Bonnyman, Jr., USMC (1910-1943) interred in Berry Highland Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. September 27, 2015. World War II U. S. soldier whose body was returned to his hometown in 2015.

Dates: 2015

Fountain City Heritage Collection (includes photographs) (via Dr. Jim Tumblin).

Identifier: MSC 0595
Scope and Contents Photographs of Central High School, Fountain City, Tenn. -One 8x10” undated group picture (outside); -10x14” photographs by Thompson of Class of [19]38 (3 copies), Class of [19]41 (3 copies), Class of [19]42 (3 copies), Class of [19]43 (3 copies), Class of [19]44 (1 copy), Class of [19]48 (3 copies). -Original E. J. Graves photograph of the [G. W. Ross] house on Broadway. Mounted (corner and upper center broken). -Copy of scanned 1903 plat map of property of Howard Karnes. -“Walking Tour of...
Dates: 1938-1956

George P. Palo Papers, 1924-1992.

Identifier: MSC 0899
Scope and Contents Papers of George P. Palo and wife Anne L. Groebler Palo (Annie), 1924-1967 (with only a few gaps). They lived in Knoxville from the mid-1930s until the late 1980s, when they moved to Rochester, Minn. Mr. Palo served as the Chief Engineer of TVA. Most of the papers are letters from George P. Palo to his mother, father, sisters and in-laws, and journals kept by the Palos on their world travels. Several of the letters contain notes from Anne to family. There are several photographs in the...
Dates: 1924-1992

Gilbert Brown Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0588
Scope and Contents

Gilbert Brown (1907-1975) native of Knox County, Tenn., was married twice. There are World War II letters from Brown to second wife Sula Mae Brown and his family during military service during the war. There are also wartime letters from other members of his extended family

Dates: 1943-1958

Global Map for Global War and Global Peace. Alcoa Aluminum.

Identifier: Ephemera 2014.011
Scope and Contents

One side with title above listed includes images of airplanes and military insignia; verso shows map of the world with flags of all nations around the edges. Date of map accurate to Oct. 15, 1943.

Dates: 1943

H. L. Coleman Family World War II letters.

Identifier: MSC 0532
Scope and Contents

World War II letters to Coleman family from soldiers in Europe

Dates: 1940s

Harry Burke Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0360
Scope and Contents Harry Burke Papers. Includes: Photographs, negatives, letters, and miscellaneous items from the family of Harry Burke, who was director of the Knoxville Safety Department. Includes photographs from World War II service and photos of Japan (Burke's wife was from Japan). Includes some photographs of Dee, McCrary, Payne and Shaw family members. Also includes Moonshine raid photographs. Contents of Box 2: 5 folders of photos (1930-1968 & undated) 4 folders of negatives (n.d. & ca. 1946-...
Dates: 1922-1971

James F. Corum, Grainger County, Tenn., documents.

Identifier: MM.2016.024
Scope and Contents

James F. Corum, Grainger County, Tenn., documents; Grainger County Election Commission; World War II compensation for his daughter Virginia Corum Goodman from U S. Navy for her husband, George Edwin Goodman, Jr.; political letters, 1930s, 1940s; Grainger County Burial Association membership policy to Ann Corum, 1940.

Dates: 1930-1950

Jeanne Barkley Papers

Identifier: MSC 0949
Scope and Contents Alice Jeanne Barkley, most often referred to as Jeanne Barkley, was born in White Pine, Tennessee on October 3, 1918, but moved to Knoxville at 18 where she would spend the rest of her life. Jeanne attended Knoxville Business College and the University of Tennessee. After her first job at Lawson McGhee Library, she worked for 40 years in the Alumni Affairs office of UTK. Jeanne kept in touch with many UTK alum as well as her siblings Marvin, H.D., and Elizabeth. Miss Barkley died in July 31,...
Dates: 1937 - 1985

Karl P. Baum, Jr. thesis “Heating And Air Currents in Greenhouses,” 1939 +record of the Battleship Colorado by Leon Willis.

Identifier: MM.1977.001
Scope and Contents

“Heating And Air Current In Greenhouses,” by Karl P. Baum, Jr. 1939 thesis. Record of the Battleship Colorado, June 3, 1943-December 11, 1945, by Leon Willis (tells about K. P. Baum’s service on the ship and his death).

Dates: 1939-1945

Karl Wilkerson McGhee and family, Bristol, Tenn. letters and photographs.

Identifier: MSC 0433
Scope and Contents

Family photographs, many unidentified, and WWII photograph album of Karl who joined the US Army Air Force and served in Europe, starting with Normandy, 1944-1945.

Dates: 1944-1945

Kenneth Scruggs Evans Collection

Identifier: MSC 1007
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material from Kenneth Scruggs Evans’ work and life in Oak Ridge, Tenn. As well as some professional documents related to his fathers.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-1957

Letter from Hal C. Clements, Jr., re: MIA William C. Tallent. January 19, 1945.

Identifier: MM.2000.029
Scope and Contents January 19, 1945 letter from Hal C. Clements, Jr., Tyndall Field [Fla.], to Frank Tallent, Knoxville, Tenn. ALS 2 pp. (1 pc.) + envelope. Re: Frank’s son William C. (Bill) Tallent reported missing in action [in Germany]; urges family to not give up hope for his safe return. Hal C. Clements, Jr., served in the U. S. Air Force during WWII. He was Attorney General of the 6th Judicial District of Tennessee from 1942 to 1958. Also: copy of letter and envelope; May 4, 1999 letter from Bill Tallent...
Dates: 1945

Manhattan Project A Bomb pin (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) and Blue Diamond Coal Company scrip

Identifier: Artifact 2019.012a
Scope and Contents

Sterling silver pin with the words ‘Manhattan Project A Bomb’ on front; ‘sterling’ and ‘Whitehead-Hoa? on back). 1 pc. + silver-colored piece of scrip from Blue Diamond Coal Co., Westbourne, Tenn. ,‘5’ on one side; ‘payable in merchandise only...’. Diamond shaped hole cut in item. 1 pc.

Dates: undated

Martin C. Hunt Collection (World War II correspondence).

Identifier: MSC 0379
Scope and Contents

Includes 3 boxes of correspondence to Martin Hunt from friends (many from Knoxville) who served overseas during World War II (no date, 1940-1945). Arranged by date.

Dates: 1940-1945

Mary Smith Collection (includes Civil War and Confederate papers; land grants),

Identifier: MSC 0825
Scope and Contents Collection donated by Mary Elizabeth Smith (Mrs. Frank P. Smith). Includes 1825 land grants to Isaac Rush and John A. Smith for land in Rhea County, Tenn. (both signed by Governor William Carroll); 1842 grant to John A. Smith for land in the Hiwassee District; 1927 obituary of T. H. Smith, Decatur Tenn.; Civil War papers of Thomas H. Smith, Meigs (Rhea) County, Tenn., (5th Tenn. Cavalry) including 6 pcs. of Confederate currency, brief memoirs, amnesty oath, and 1865 voter registration; 1864...
Dates: 1825-1942