Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Charles Underwood:

An Inventory of his Records, 1935-2006 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Underwood, Charles
Title: Charles Underwood Papers,
Dates: 1935-2006 and undated
Abstract: The records of Charles Underwood contain newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, handwritten notes, and other materials related to his life in the United States Army.
Collection # S 1763.1
Quantity: 4 boxes and 1 folder (4.1 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Charles Underwood was in the United States Army for more than 31 years from 1941 to 1972. His active military service included command of infantry, armored infantry and armored units from platoon through brigade. Most staff assignments were in information and public affairs. He was a Prisoner of War for the Japanese Imperial Army from 1942-1945 and survived the Bataan Death March.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of slides, photographs, letters, military documents, and other personal documents of Charles Underwood. It includes information on the Bataan Death March as well as the different bases around the world he was stationed at during his time in the Army.


 

Organization

The collection is organized by the following series: Bataan, Birth Records, Certificates, Correspondence, Drawings, Financial Records, Genealogy, Legal Document, Literary Productions, Medical Records, Memorial, Military Documents, Newspaper, Periodical, Personal Documents, Photographs, Printed Material, Retirement Records, School Records, Scrapbook, and Slides.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Available 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)
Underwood, Charles
Subjects (Organizations)
Japanese Imperial Army
United States. Army
Subjects (Places)
Bataan. Philippines
Subjects
Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942
Prisoners of war--United States
U.S. Army in World War II. War in the Pacific
Veterans

Related Material

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc., Records, 1863-1981

Jack Bateman oral history interview [sound recording], 1998

Eloy Cardenas, oral history interview [sound recording], 1998

Al Martin, oral history interview [sound recording], 1982

Louis S. Serna oral history interview [sound recording], 1998

Earl Sharp oral history interview [sound recording], 1982

Wm. E. (William Edwin) Dyess Papers, 1916-1975, 1932-1976


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Underwood Papers, 1939-2006 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2009-0174-B

Gift, 2009

Processed by

Whitney Farmer, 2012


Collection Inventory

 

Bataan

box folder
1 1 Correspondence-Charles
2 Correspondence-Family
3 Correspondence-Military
4 Correspondence-Prisoner of War Mail
5 Correspondence-Telegrams
6 Literary Productions
7 Literary Productions-excerpt from American's Foreign Legion
8 Memorial
9 Military Reports
10 Newspaper Articles
11 Photograph of POW Camp
12 Photographs of Survivor Reunions
13 Printed Material



 
box folder
1 14 Birth Records



 

Certificates

box folder
1 15 High School/College
16 Military



 

Correspondence

box folder
1 17 Correspondence
18 Ernest Jr.'s Personal
19 Government
20 Marriage Records
21 Military
22 Personal
23 Postcards



 
box folder
1 24 Drawings



 
box folder
1 25 Financial Records



 

Genealogy

box folder
1 26 Clem Printed Material
27 Haegelin Pedigree Chart
28 Haegelin Printed Material, 1 of 2
29 Haegelin Printed Material, 2 of 2
30 Sullivan Pedigree Chart
31 Underwood Data Work Sheet
32 Underwood Pedigree Chart
33 Underwood Printed Material
34 Family Articles
35 Family Reunion Articles
36 Marriage Announcements
37 Obituaries



 
box folder
1 38 Legal Document



 

Literary Productions

box folder
1 39 Literary Productions
40 M.A. 1950 Military Service Pub. Co. and ROTC textbooks- Thesis
41 America's Foreign Legion: 31st Infantry Regiment



 
box folder
1 42 Medical Records



 
box folder
1 43 Memorial



 

Military Documents

box folder
1 44 Ex Prisoners of War Roster
45 Future Releases- Department of Defense
46 Geneva's Notification of Personal Action
47 Medical Records
48 Pamphlets and Reports, 1of 2
49 Pamphlets and Reports, 2 of 2
50 Referral Report Action Form
51 Service Records



 

Newspaper

box folder
1 52 Military Related
53 Miscellaneous Articles and Clippings
54 Obituaries
55 Opinion
56 Underwood



 

Periodical

box folder
1 57 TIME- General Johnson Cover



 

Personal Documents

box folder
1 58 Application for Employment- Charles Underwood
59 Application for Employment- James Underwood
60 Recommendation for Award
61 Resumes
62 Statement of Personal History



 

Photographs

box folder
1 63 Autographed
64 Charles
65 Charles and Geneva
66 Early Family Photographs
67 Early Life
68 Military Portraits, Others
69 Military Portraits, Charles, 1of 3
70 Military Portraits, Charles, 2of 3
71 Military Portraits, Charles, 3of 3
box folder
2 1 College, 1935-1939
2 Courtship in Amarillo, Texas, 1940
3 Called to Active Duty in Amarillo, 1941
4 Philippines and Hawaii, before Pearl Harbor, 1941
5 Marriage and Honeymoon, 1945
6 1946-1947
7 1952
8 Kansas, 1954
9 Germany, 1954-1957
10 1955-1961
11 1962
12 Turkey, 1958-1960
13 1963
14 1964-1965
15 1966
16 President Johnson's Visit to Hawaii, 1966
17 Hawaii, 1 of 2, 1966-1972
18 Hawaii, 2 of 2 1966-1972
19 1967-1968
20 1969
21 The Legion of Merit Ceremony, 1972
22 Burial in Sam Houston National Cemetery, 2006 November 22nd
23 Criminal Investigation Lab
24 Undated



 

Printed Material

box folder
2 25 Printed Material
26 Commencement Programs
27 Fraternity
28 Housing Information for Virginia, 1964
29 Post Cards



 
box folder
2 30 Retirement Records



 

School Records

box folder
2 31 Public School



 

Scrapbook

box folder
2 32 Scrapbook
33 Catholic Cards
34 Napkins
35 1957 June 25-1958 July 1, 1 of 2
36 1957 June 25-1958 July 1, 2 of 2



 

Slides

box folder
2 37 Japan, 1970
38 Japan, Seng, Phil. Indo, Am Samoa, 1970
39 POW 1982-1986, Turkey 1959, Hawaii 1967, other
40 Trips-Philippines, Wake
41 Vietnam 1966-1967, Guam, Korea 1-100
42 Vietnam 1966-1967, Guam, Korea 101-197