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Tennessee History World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day programs

 Collection
Identifier: Q Ephemera 2020.001
Scope and Contents 1) Program from Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Service on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville. Presented by American Legion Post 2. Includes a history of American Legion Post 2 written by Robert J. (Bob) Booker and “I Was There!: A Pearl Harbor Survivor Story” about John Edward Maxey.2) Program from Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Service on December 7, 2019 at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville. Includes “Yamamoto’s Huge Mistake” reprinted from...
Dates: 2018 - 2019

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Service program

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2019.092
Scope and Contents Program from Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Service on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Presented by American Legion Post 2. Includes a history of American Legion Post 2 written by Robert J. (Bob) Booker and “I Was There!: A Pearl Harbor Survivor Story” about John Edward Maxey.
Dates: 2018

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

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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....
Dates: 1930-1945

Ralph L. Rogers, Jr. “One Man’s World War II”.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2018.022
Scope and Contents Ralph L. Rogers, Jr. “One Man’s World War II” A Speech Given to the Civitan Club, Knoxville, Tennessee, January 23, 1976. Transcribed by Robert Killefer, III, from a cassette recording, 1995”.
Dates: 1976

Robert Johnson Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0087
Scope and Contents Collection includes: James White and John Williams deed, 1816; The Examiner newspaper, African-American newspaper, Knoxville, June 29, 1878; W. S. McEwen correspondence, Kingston, Tenn., 1850-1869; postcards; stamps; World War II; Civil War related topics.
Dates: 1816-1945

Scrapbook of World War II.

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Identifier: PAS 0116
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of World War II.
Dates: 1941-1945

Sheet music: “Short Skirts!” (Knoxville Journal); “Victory” by Daisy Duckworth; “Knoxville Town - A Booster’s Carol” by Bert C. Hodgson.

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.021
Scope and Contents Sheet music: “Short Skirts!” (used as a theme song on the serial history “Short Skirts” now running in the Knoxville Journal); “Victory” dedicated to Our President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Words and music by Daisy Duckworth; “Knoxville Town - A Booster’s Carol” an Exposition Song by Bert C. Hodgson, published by Clark & Jones, Knoxville, Tenn. 1909.
Dates: 1909

Silas T. and Margaret D. Powers Papers.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0164
Scope and Contents Papers of Silas T. and Margaret D. Powers (Augusta, Ky. and Knoxville, Tenn.), no date, 1864-1890s. Mostly receipts, some correspondence. A few Knoxville letterheads, including Knoxville Palace Stables (1886, 1887, 1891), and Knoxville Gas Light Company (1887, 1888, 189_, 1891, 1892). Also includes Thrilling Wonder Stories (The Magazine of Prophetic Fiction), Spring 1944; wallpaper fragment; wooden (architectural) ornament.
Dates: 1864-1900

Tennessee Home Food Supply Program Certificate (1943).

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Identifier: Ephemera 2017.011
Scope and Contents The Tennessee Home Food Supply Program was a war relief program initiated under Gov. Prentice Cooper as a patriotic effort by which citizens could help the economy by becoming as self-sufficient as possible during WWII. The certificate for Mrs. and Mrs. Clay Lawson commends the Lawsons for growing at least 75% of the food consumed by her household, including what was necessary for livestock.
Dates: 1943

The Bride in Wartime and her Towle Sterling. Literature from Hope Brothers Jewelers, Knoxville, Tenn. 1942.

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Identifier: Ephemera 2011.028
Scope and Contents The Bride in Wartime and her Towle Sterling. Literature from Hope Brothers Jewelers, Knoxville, Tenn. 1942.
Dates: 1942

TVA WWII Propaganda Posters

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Identifier: Poster 2020.001
Scope and Contents Three (3) Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) World War II posters. Item A: TVA poster titled "Electric Power is a Weapon of War" depicting an electric plant on blue background with man’€™s black silhouette leaning against red reservoir on top of dam. Unframed. 40" H x 28.5" W. February 18, 1943Item B: TVA poster titled, "Out of water power comes air power" depicting planes flying over a map showing rivers and dams, including the Tennessee, Ohio, and Mississippi rivers...
Dates: 1942 - 1943

Unidentified portrait of soldier

 Collection
Identifier: QSPC 2003.005
Scope and Contents Unidentified portrait of soldier (WWII?) in uniform. Taken by McLean Studio, Knoxville, Tenn. Ca. 7 x 9.5”, sepia, in studio folder.
Dates: 1940s?

Vaccaro, Tony. Photograph ‘Pfc Jack W. Rose-The Last Step. OTTRE/BEHAN Jan. 11, 1945.’

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Identifier: SPC 2019.068
Scope and Contents Vaccaro, Tony. Photograph (B&W) taken by Tony Vaccaro titled ‘Pfc Jack W. Rose-The Last Step. OTTRE/BEHAN Jan. 11, 1945.’ signed ‘Tony Vaccaro.’ 11x14” 9approx. 8.5 x 11.5" (image); 14.5 x 17.5" (framed. )B&W . Pfc Jack W. Rose was from Knoxville, buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Dates: 1945

Van Deventer Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0809
Scope and Contents James Thayer Van Deventer (1830-1910) was the son of Christopher Van Deventer (West Point, 1808)and Sarah Birckhead Van Deventer. He attended Yale Law School and was admitted to the bar in New York. He moved to Clinton, Iowa where he was treasurer and manager of the Iowa Land Company in 1856. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War leaving with the rank of Col. James Thayer Van Deventer married Laetitia Flournoy in 1862 in Clinton, Iowa. After the war ended, he was president of the...
Dates: 1820s-1970s

War Ration Book One. World War II ration books issued to Herbert and Johnie Coomer. May 1942. (ephemera)

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2005.001
Scope and Contents War Ration Book One. World War II ration books issued to Herbert and Johnie Coomer of 227 Lynnview, Fountain City, Tenn. May 1942. #s 913991-326 and 913992-326. Each has 5 stamps remaining. Signed by Hubert D. Lakin. 2 ration books.
Dates: 1942

World War II Correspondence (Gift of William D. Carter).

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Identifier: MSC 0915
Scope and Contents Correspondence to James R. Thomas, W. M. Thomas, and Mary Thomas, Indian Springs and Kingsport, Tenn. (1902-1914, 1942-1945) (25 pieces); Bertha Copeland; Mr. and Mrs. Seth T. O’Dell, Johnson City, Tenn,. from Sgt. Eugene T. O’Dell, (1943-1945, 1953); Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith, Kingsport, Tenn., from George A. Smith Army Air Forces (2943-1945 (105 pieces)
Dates: 1940s

World War II ration book cover, ration stamps, pamphlets on buying beef and eggs.

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Identifier: Ephemera 2015.008
Scope and Contents World War II ration book cover, ration stamps, pamphlets on buying beef and eggs; War Ration Book Four made out to George P. Turner, 2307 Washington Pike, Knoxville, Tenn.; “Wise Buying in Wartime: Beef” “Wise Buying in Wartime: Eggs” (2 govt pamphlets
Dates: 1942-1945

World War II Ration Books and Tokens

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Identifier: Ephemera 2013.006
Scope and Contents World War II Ration Books and Ration Tokens. Reuben Renfro family, Fountain City, Tenn. Includes a history and reminiscence of World War II in Fountain City by the donor, Ration tokens in coin purse.
Dates: 1945

World War II Scrapbook of Knoxville and East T Tenn. servicemen and women. Compiled by Mrs. B. T. Donaldson.

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Identifier: PAS 0095
Scope and Contents World War II Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Knoxville and East Tenn. servicemen and women. Compiled by Mrs. B. T. Donaldson, mother of the donor.
Dates: 1941-1945

World War II Scrapbooks of Clippings (via East Tenn. Historical Society?).

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Identifier: PAS 0167
Scope and Contents Two scrapbooks of clippings ‘from all over’ re: World War II. Probably received via East Tenn. Historical Society.
Dates: 1941-1945

WWII letters and cards to Mrs. J. M. Bevins, Knoxville, Tenn. Misc. letterheads and other items.

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Identifier: MSC 0865
Scope and Contents WWII letters and cards to Mrs. J. M. Bevins, Knoxville, Tenn Misc. letterheads and other items.
Dates: 1940-1945

WWII New Testament / T.E. Watterson Bible / John Barringer Bible / Jane Jaques Bible/ New Testament in French

 Collection
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: 1844, 1851, 1871, 1945