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 Collection 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 1

Box 2

Printed Material

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