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 (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.


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).


Organization

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

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

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 and undated
  • American Ex-Prisoners of War (Texas Dept.) Records, 1940-1999 and undated
  • Allen G. Smith, Sr., oral history interview [VHS format]

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

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

Gift, 2005.

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2005


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



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