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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Texas Panhandle Chapter, World War Two

San Antonio Chapter # 1, World War Two

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.:

An Inventory of its Records, 1863-1981 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.
Title: American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc., Records,
Dates: 1963-1981
Abstract: The American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc., Records contains POW cemetery records from the Civil War, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, as well as one booklet.
Collection # S 1757.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Helen Smith is the historian emeritus of the National American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc., and remains very active in the Texas chapters.

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Scope and Content

The American Ex-Prisoner of War, Inc. Records contains cemetery records from the Texas Panhandle Chapter, World War Two as well as San Antonio Chapter # 1, World War Two. The San Antonio Chapter also documented the Civil War, Korean, and Vietnam conflicts. One booklet, a memoir entitled “To D-Day and Back” by Robert L. Bearden, is also present and has been cataloged separately.

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Organization

The collection is organized alphabetical by chapter affiliation, conflict and theater of operation, and last name.

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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.

Duplication requests are limited by 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 (Persons)
Bearden, Robert L.
Smith, Helen.
Subjects (Organizations)
American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.
American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.--San Antonio Chapter.
American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.--Texas Panhandle Chapter.
Subjects (Places)
Texas Panhandle (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Subjects
D-Day, 1944.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Prisoners of war--United States.
Prisoners of war--Vietnam.
United States Army in World War II. European theater of operations.
U.S. Army in World War II. War in the Pacific.
Veterans.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
World War, 1939-1945.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc., Records, 1963-1981, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2006-0171-B

Gift, 2006

Processing Information

Processed by: Holly Ellington, 2012

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Collection Inventory

Texas Panhandle Chapter, World War Two

Europe
Box Folder
1 1 Chester - Lissnbe, 1944-45
2 Maclay - Porter, 1942-1944
3 Scott - Young, 1943-1944
Pacific
Box Folder
1 4 Black - Long, 1942-1945
5 Mabini - Pryor, 1942
6 Reed - Zummo, 1941-1942
7 Correspondence, Misc. documents

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San Antonio Chapter # 1, World War Two

Europe
Box Folder
1 8 Allen - Thompson, 1942-1944
Pacific
Box Folder
1 9 Albores - Irons, 1942-1944
Kelly - Van Wie 1942-1944
Box Folder
1 11 History of Chapter, Maps
12 Memoir, "To D-day and Back"
Location Unknown
Box Folder
1 13 Grover - Morris, undated-1942
14 Navatkoski - Tees, undated
Korea
Box Folder
1 15 Flynn - Osborne, 1951- undated
Vietnam
Box Folder
1 16 Hook - Prather, 1966-1981
Civil War
Box Folder
1 9 James - Spence, 1863-1865

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