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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc. (Texas Deptartment)

Literary Production

Printed Material

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc. (Texas Deptartment):

An Inventory of the Records, 1945-2002 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc. (Texas Department)
Title: American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc. (Texas Deptartment) Records,
Dates: 1945-2002 and undated
Abstract: Records of American Ex-Prisoners of War experiences in Japanese and German prison camps during World War II.
Collection # S 1387.1
Quantity: 2 small boxes (0.6 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The American Ex-Prisoners of War (AEPOW) is a national organization for American citizens captured during any war. The organization includes over 300 chapter and state departments with over 30,000 members. It was established on April 14, 1942 as The Bataan Relief Organization but was renamed in 1949. The Texas Chapters of the AEPOW has chosen the SWC/SCL as their official repository.

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Scope and Contents

Collection of written records of American Ex-Prisoners of War experiences in Japanese and German prison camps during World War II. Also includes materials on the National Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville, Georgia.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Copy requests are restricted based on departmental policies. Please contact our Reference Department for further information.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc. (Texas Deptartment)
Subjects
Military prisons--Germany.
Military prisons--Japan.
Prisoners of war.
Prisoners of war--Germany.
Prisoners of war--Japan.
Prisoners of war--United States.
World War II--Prisoners and prisons.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc. (Texas Deptartment) Records, 1945-2002 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
n/a

Gift, 2001

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, 2002

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Collection Inventory

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc. (Texas Deptartment)

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Literary Production

Box Folder
1 1 Holdcraft's Experiences, Alvin, 1998
2 Individual Stories of Americans Captured by Japan During WWII, 1945-1994
3 Memoirs of Raymond J. Merritt, 2002
4 Memoirs of Robert M. Moore, 2002
5 Memoirs of William E. Leonard, 1992
6 "My Story as a B-17 Pilot and German POW in WWII", Allen W. Webb, 2000
7 Poems of Valor, Pride, and Humiliation from Japanese Prison Camps, 1989
8 Table of Contents of Individual Stories of Americans Captured by Germans in WWII, undated
9 Texas POW Burial Records, 1999

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Printed Material

Box Folder
1 10 Army Air Corp in the Philippines, from Air Power magazine, 1987
11 Bataan Battlefield, Philippines article, 1992
12 Ex-POW Bulletinpublications, 1998
13 Ex-POW Bulletinpublications, 2001
14 Ex-POW Bulletinpublications, 2002
Box Folder
2 1 First Lt. William C. Wiley's Last Landing, 486th Bomb Group Association, by James B. Manford, 1991
2 "Greatest Generation" article on World War II Veterans, 2001
3 List of Deceased Personnel in POW Camps, undated
4 Memoirs of MSGT Herman E. Molen, World War II Prisoner of War, by Herman E. Molen, undated
5 National Prisoner of War Museum Dedication Material, 1998
6 News clippings, 1964 and undated
7 Nissyo Maru article, Ex-POW bulletin, 1992
8 Photo Album of Barksdale Air Force Base Luncheon, 2000
9 Spinelli: Behind the Wire, by Andersonville National Historic Site, 2000
10 Texas Chapters Roster, undated
11 Through Fire and Through Water, by John R. Blalock, 1981
12 Voice of the Angels, 11th Airborne Division Association publications, 1998
13 The XPW Bulletin cover page, Literary Production 1949
14 "Echoes of IV B", editor Robert M. Phillips, 1995
15 "Accused American War Criminal" draft copy by Fiske Hanley, II, 1995

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