Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

American Ex-Prisoners of War (Texas Dept.):

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 Dept.)
Title: American Ex-Prisoners of War (Texas Dept.) 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.


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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


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 Dept.
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

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • American Ex-Prisoners of War (Texas Dept.) Records, 1940-1999

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Gift, 2001

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2002


Collection Inventory

 

American Ex-Prisoners of War (Texas Dept.)




 

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



 

Printed Material

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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
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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