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World War, 1939-1945

Carl M. Gevers U.S. War Department maps

Retired Colonel who served in World Wars I and II. Maps primarily of Italy and Austria during World War II.

  • Call Number: MS 017
  • Extent: 3 linear feet
  • Date: 1941-1945

Historic newspapers

Local newspapers, important New York Times issues, and international newspapers covering World War II.

  • Call Number: MS 080
  • Extent: 4 linear feet

Thomas R. Jones, Sr. correspondence

The World War II correspondence of PFC Thomas R. Jones, Sr. while serving in the U.S. Army from December 1943-December 1945. The letters from Jones are to his wife, Mary Mildred Jones, living in Cleveland, Tennessee. The letters deal with day-to-day war-time activities as Private Jones goes through basic training, and after he is shipped to Europe in 1944.

  • Call Number: MS 075
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1943-1945
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Leroy Sullivan papers

Leroy Sullivan was a University of Chattanooga student who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and was killed in action in 1943. Diary of war experience and letters to his friend, Grady M. Long, a former UC librarian who donated the material.

  • Call Number: MS 040
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1941-1943
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Mary Louise Summers papers

Mary Louise Summers graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1939 and served with the Army Special Services Club Program in Germany in 1946-1947, and also served with the American Red Cross in Japan and Korea. Includes the following books obtained by Ms. Summers while in Germany: The Olympic Games, 1932; The Olympic Games, 1936, 2.v.; and Germany Awakens: Birth, Struggle, and Triumph of the NSDAP.

  • Call Number: MS 041
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1932-1936