Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

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

An Inventory of the Records, 1940-1999 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 Department), Records
Dates: 1940-1999 and undated
Abstract: Records of American Ex-Prisoners of War experiences in Japanese and German prison camps during World War II.
Collection # S 1387.3
Quantity: 4 boxes and 12 scrapbooks (10.0 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. Consist of accounts by Americans held captive during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Materials include diaries, Individual Stories, correspondence and newsletters. The latter two address both prison experience and life after release.


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
Prisoners of war--China
Prisoners of war--Japan
Prisoners of war--Korea
Prisoners of war--Germany
Prisoners of war--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Chinese
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Korean
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German

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, 1945-2002

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Ex-Prisoners of War (Texas Department) Records, 1940-1999 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gifts, 1998

Processed by

Ty Lovelady and Mike McNair, June 2001


Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence, 1945-1997

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1 1 American Ex-Prisoners of War, 1981 and undated
2 Chaplin's Corps at Halloran General Hospital, 1945
3 East Texas Chapter, 1990
4 El Paso Chapter, 1978-1993
5 Fort Worth Chapter (#1), 1995
6 Fort Worth Chapter (#2), 1995
7 Fort Worth Chapter 24th Annual Convention, 1996
8 Fort Worth Chapter (#1), 1996
9 Fort Worth Chapter (#2), 1996
10 Fort Worth Chapter (#3), 1996
11 Fort Worth Chapter (#1), 1997
12 Fort Worth Chapter (#2), 1997
13 Fort Worth Chapter (#3), 1997
14 Hummel, Caroline A. to Irwin, Ernie, 1988
15 Letter of Gratitude to Korean War Vets, 1995
16 Pardue, J.C., Smith, Jay and Helen, 1994-1995



 

Literary Production 1940-1997 and undated

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1 17 An ADBC Tribute to the American Flag, by Clement, R.A., undated
18 American Defenders of Bataaan and Corregidor undated
19 Brief Biography of Brigadier General Russell Benjamin Putnam, U.S. Marine Corps, 1942
20 Brief History of "C" Battery, Fourth Marine Regiment, WW2, 1990
21 Captured by the North Koreans During the Korean War 1953, by Perkins, Evelyn, undated
22 Fine Comeback by Meyer, Donald E., undated
23 The Forgotten P.O.W.: Second Lieutenant Reba Z. Whittle by Frank, Mary E. V., 1990
24 From the Angels: History of the 11th Airborne Division, by, Flanagan, Edward M., Jr., 1948
25 Edward Gable's Prison Camp Diary, 1942-1944
26 Individual Stories of Americans Captured by Germans during World War II, 1945-1995
27 Individual Stories of American Captured by Germans during World War II, 1988-1994
28 Individual Stories of Americans Captured by Germans during World War II, 1944-1997 and undated
29 Individual Stories of Americans Captured by Germans during World War II, 1997 and undated
30 Individual Stories of Americans Captured by Japanese during World War II, 1944-1997 and undated
31 Individual Stories of Americans Captured by Japanese during World War II, 1960-1995
32 Individual Stories of Americans Captured by Japanese during World War II, 1981-1996 and undated
33 Individual Stories of Americans Captured during the Korean War, 1988-1994
34 Krebs, John A., Military Career, 1940-1960
35 143 Days of Captivity: The Story of Paul H. Saunders, 1944-1945
36 "The Oryoku Maru Story"by Brown, Charles M., 1983
37 "Our Paradise"by Norquist, Ernest O., pg. 1-183, undated
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2 1 "Our Paradise", by Norquist, Ernest O., pg. 184-370, undated
2 "Our Paradise"by Norquist, Ernest O., pg. 371-468, undated
3 Palawan Massacre, by Smith, Rufus W. and Ernest J. Kablas, 1997
4 Peart's Journal by Peart, Cecil Jesse, 1946
5 Poem, "I'm Free"unknown author, undated
6 Poems of Valor, Pride, and Humiliation from Japanese Prison Camps, 1989
7 Assorted Poems undated
8 Poetry Book, 1944
9 The P.O.W.s from Fort Drum, undated
10 P.O.W.s in the Philippine Islands, 1944
11 Prisoners of Hell, by Laughlin, Marci, 1986
12 The Shoe Leather Express: The Evacuation of Kriegsgefangenen Lager Stalag Luft IV Deutschland Germany 1982
13 25th Anniversary of Liberation Dinner 1965
14 That Fateful Easter Eve, April 18, 1944, by Thomas, Archie M., 1944
15 Wartime Reminiscences of Irvin, Ernest J., undated



 

The XPW Bulletin 1949-1999

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2 16 The XPW Bulletin 1949-1950
17 The XPW Bulletin 1951-1952
18 The XPW Bulletin 1953-1954; 1956
19 The XPW Bulletin 1959
20 The XPW Bulletin 1960
21 The XPW Bulletin 1961-1962; 1964-1972



 

Ex-POW Bulletin 1949-1999

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2 22 Ex-POW Bulletin 1973-1974
23 Ex-POW Bulletin 1975
24 Ex-POW Bulletin 1976-1978
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3 1 Ex-POW Bulletin 1979-1980
2 Ex-POW Bulletin 1981
3 Ex-POW Bulletin 1982-1983
4 Ex-POW Bulletin 1984
5 Ex-POW Bulletin 1985
6 Ex-POW Bulletin 1986
7 Ex-POW Bulletin 1987
8 Ex-POW Bulletin 1989
9 Ex-POW Bulletin January-June, 1990
10 Ex-POW Bulletin July-December, 1990
11 Ex-POW Bulletin January-June, 1991
12 Ex-POW Bulletin July-December, 1991
13 Ex-POW Bulletin January-June, 1992
14 Ex-POW Bulletin July-December, 1992
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4 1 Ex-POW Bulletin January-June, 1993
2 Ex-POW Bulletin July-December, 1993
3 Ex-POW Bulletin 1994
4 Ex-POW Bulletin 1995
5 Ex-POW Bulletin 1999



 

Printed Material 1944-1995 and undated

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4 6 Bataan, 1948
7 Bataan Relief Organization, 1946-1948
8 Bataan Veterans Organization, 1976
9 Bibliography to Unknown Manuscript, undated
10 Chit-Chat 1965-1967
11 Chit-Chat 1968-1974
12 Civil Service Sentinel 1990
13 Copies of German and Japanese Surrenders in World War II, undated
14 Grave Site Locations, 1985
15 List of Americans who Survived Voyage on Japanese Ships, 1983
16 Name and Address List of General Order #17, Award of Purple Heart, undated
17 Personal Accounts of Georgia Residents' Experiences as P.O.W.s, undated
18 Prisoners of War Bulletins, 1944-1945
19 Report on the Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War, 1983
20 U.S. Navy Supply Corps Newsletter, 1995



 

Department of Texas 1985-1998

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4 21 Adjutants Correspondence, 1985-1986
22 Annual Convention Booklets, 1988-1990, 1998
23 Commander and Chapter Commanders Correspondence, 1985-1986
24 Financial Records, 1985-1986
25 Minutes and Resolution, 1985-1986



 

Newspaper Clippings 1986-1995 and undated

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4 26 American Women P.O.W.s, 1992
27 Civilian Prisoners of War, 1986 and undated
28 "Ex-P.O.W.s Remember Nazi Ordeal" 1995
29 Miscellaneous, 1990-1991 and undated



 

War Department Material 1945 and undated

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4 30 Award of the Purple Heart, 1945
31 Office of the Commanding General Army Service Forces, undated
32 Repatriation Orders, undated
33 United States Army Personnel Repatriated from German Custody, 1945



 
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4 34 Covy Lewis Brown File: Miscellaneous, 1945-1948 and undated



 
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4 35 Luther Victory File: Miscellaneous, 1944-1988



 
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4 36 Civil War Material: Confederate P.O.W.s, undated



 

Scrapbook Material 1944-1997 and undated

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4 37 City and State Proclamations, 1979-1982
38 War Time Log, 1944
39 Miscellaneous, 1979-1993 and undated



 

Scrapbooks 1972-1997

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Item 1 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1972-1981
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Item 2 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1981-1988
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Item 3 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1997
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Item 4 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1988-1989
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Item 5 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1989-1990
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Item 6 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1990-1991
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Item 7 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1991-1992
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Item 8 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1992-1993
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Item 9 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1993-1994
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Item 10 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1994-1995
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Item 11 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1995-1996
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Item 12 Department of Texas; American Ex-P.O.W., Scrapbook, 1996-1997