Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Joe D. Unfred:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1932-2000, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Unfred, Joe D.
Title: Joe D. Unfred Papers,
Dates: 1932-2000
Abstract: Collection of personal materials of Joe D. Unfred showing his World War II military experiences from his photo albums.
Collection # S 953.1
Quantity: 7 boxes (7.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Joe D. Unfred was raised in the Texas South Plains. He attended Texas Technological College in 1938 and served as a Captain in the U. S. Army in the Third Armored Division. The Division was the first to breach the Siegfried Line, the first to cross the German border, and capture the first German town. His military experiences were in the European Theatre during World War II. He acquired the Nazi memorabilia during his venture into Germany and brought it back to the U.S. While in the military he took many photographs of the day-to-day experiences of his fellow troops. Joe Unfred worked as a public relations manager for Gifford-Hill during the 1960s-1970s. He was born November 6, 1919 in Groesbeck and died July 13, 2001 in Lubbock, Texas.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains mainly army issued technical and field manuals used by Joe Unfred while an officer in the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Also has a few of German books collected in Germany while he was in Europe. The collection has four photo albums and two scrapbook that contains photographs, news clippings, and other cherished mementos of Unfred's military service.


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 (Persons)
Unfred, Joe D., 1919-2001
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army--History--20th century
United States. Army--Armored troops
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe--Personal narratives, American
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe--Photographs

Related Material

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

  • Joe D. Unfred Photograph Collection, SWCPC 831
  • Joe D. Unfred Artifact Collection
  • Joe D. Unfred Map Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joe D. Unfred Papers, 1932-2000, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2001-0159-B

Gifts, 2001

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, September 2001


Additional Sources

Dugan, Haynes W. and Dan Peterson.Third Armored Division: Spearhead in the West.Turner Publishing Company, 1991.


Collection Inventory

 

Notes

box folder
1 1 Field Notes, 1940s



 

Printed Material

box folder
1 2 Adolf Hilter book, Bilder Aus Dem Leben, 1935
3 Basic Field Manual on Basic Weapons, 1932
4 Basic Field Manual - Map Reading, 1941
5 Basic Field Manual for Interior Guard Duty, 1940
6 Basic Field Manual for Military Courtesy and Discipline, 1942
7 Basic Field Manual for Automatic Pistol, 1940
8 Basic Field Manual for Operations in Snow, 1941
9 Dunlop Touring Maps of the British Isles, 1943
10 Field Artillery Automotive Instruction Book, 1941
11 Field Manual for Field Artillery Gunnery, 1941
12 Five Stars To Victory: A True Story of Men and Tanks, 1949
13 Manual from Armored Force School - Conference - Training Anti-Aircraft Firing, 1942
14 Manual from Armored Force School - Conference on 75mm M2 Tank Gun, 1940s
15 Manual from Armored Force School - Instruction Guide on 37mm Gun M5, 1940s
16 Manual for Armored Force School - Motor Inspection Guide, 1940s
17 Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, German Edition, 1939
18 The Officers' Guide, 1942
19 Official Guidebook, Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, 1940s
20 Pocket Guide to Cities of Norway and Denmark, 1944
21 Spearheading with the Third Armored Division, 1940s
22 Staff Officers' Field Manual, 1941
23 Technical Manual for Diesel Engines and Fuels, 1941
24 Technical Manual for Gas Mask, 1941
25 Technical Manual on Photographic Labs, 1944
26 Technical Manual for Internal Combustion Engine, 1941
box folder
2 1 Third Armored Division, Spearhead in the West book, undated
2 Third Armored Division, Spearhead in the West book, 1991
3 Training Manual - Caliber .50, M2 Browning Machine Gun, Aircraft Basic, 1940s



 

Scrapbook Material

box folder
2 4 Miscellaneous, 1940s
5 News clippings, 1940-2000
6 Poems of the Third Armored "Spearhead" Division, 1940s
7 Post card collection, 1900s
8 Sermon by Chaplain Paul H. Maurer, 1944
box book
3 1 World War II Photo Album, 1940s
2 World War II Photo Album, 1940s
box book
4 3 World War II Photo Album, 1940s
box book
5 4 World War II Photo Album, 1940s
box book
6 5 World War II Scrapbook, 1940s
box book
7 6 World War II Newspaper Scrapbook, 1940s