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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Research Files

Printed Material

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

American Ex-Prisoners of War (Texas Department):

An Inventory of Their Records, 1929-2002 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 (Texas Department) Records,
Dates: 1929-2002 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of the grave records of American Ex-Prisoners of War.
Collection # S1387.2
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.3 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

This collection contains information gathered on prisoner of war grave locations compiled by the American Ex-Prisoners of War (Texas Department). It also includes a file on the WAAC Hunter and Henry P. Shotland’s crew, the Goliad massacre of James W. Fannin’s command, and a booklet entitled History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion by L. C. McCollum (1929).

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Organization

The collection is organized into two series- printed material and research material.

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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
Subjects
Prisoners of War
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

Related Material

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Ex-Prisoners of War (Texas Dept.) Records, 1929-2002 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2005-0018-B

Gift, 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by: Abel Ramirez, 2005

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Collection Inventory

Research Files

Box Folder
1 1 Index of Deceased Prisoners of War, undated
2 Prisoners of War Grave Locations, A-C, 1988-1993
3 Prisoners of War Grave Locations, D-F, 1988-1993
4 Prisoners of War Grave Locations, G-J, 1988-1993
5 Prisoners of War Grave Locations, M, 1988-1993
6 Prisoners of War Grave Locations, K-R, 1988-1993
7 Prisoners of War Grave Locations, S-Z, 1988-1993
8 Prisoners of War Grave Locations, Miscellaneous, 1988-2002
Box Folder
2 1 Prisoners of War Grave Locations, Miscellaneous, 1986-1990
2 Texas Forgotten Heroes, Goliad County Historical Commission, 1986
3 The WAAC Hunter and Henry P. Shotland’s Crew, undated

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Printed Material

Box Folder
2 4 History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion by L. C. “Buck Private” McCollum, 1929
5 The Texas Military Forces Museum brochure, 1998

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