A Guide to the Everett Andrew Hanson
A native of Kemah, Texas, Everett Andrew Hanson, Jr. (1921-2006), served with the U.S. Army’s 305th Engineer Battalion and in France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, and Austria during World War II. He supervised estimates on the work and manpower necessary to complete bridges and navigate obstacles. Additionally, Hanson helped determine the best routes for infantry units to enter difficult terrain as well as assessed water supplies and road conditions. For his service, Hanson received the Normandy Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal along with four Bronze Stars.
The Everett Andrew Hanson Papers, 1942-1945, comprise newspapers and newsletters, photographs, and Nazi souvenir postcards documenting Hanson’s service in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. The newspapers chronicle the end of World War II and include the Houston Press, Galveston Daily News, Stars and Stripes as well as Cardinal Chirps, a school newsletter from League City, Texas. Photographs depict Hanson and his colleagues. Additionally, souvenir postcards depict Hitler and his watercolors, among other subjects.
This collection is open for research use.
Everett Andrew Hanson Papers, 1942-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers