American Ex-Prisoners of War (Texas Department) Records, 1929-2002 and undated
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)
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collection Library, Texas Tech University
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).
The collection is organized into two series-printed material and research material.
Open for research.
The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
- American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.
- Prisoners of War
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives
- World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
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]
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
Processed by: Abel Ramirez, 2005
This collection was recently selected for duplicate file deletion. Original item level metadata for these records can still be found here.
- Folder 1, Index of Deceased Prisoners of War, undated
- Folder 2, Prisoners of War Grave Locations, A-C, 1988-1993
- Folder 3, Prisoners of War Grave Locations, D-F, 1988-1993
- Folder 4, Prisoners of War Grave Locations, G-J, 1988-1993
- Folder 5, Prisoners of War Grave Locations, M, 1988-1993
- Folder 6, Prisoners of War Grave Locations, K-R, 1988-1993
- Folder 7, Prisoners of War Grave Locations, S-Z, 1988-1993
- Folder 8, Prisoners of War Grave Locations, Miscellaneous, 1988-2002
- Folder 1, Prisoners of War Grave Locations, Miscellaneous, 1986-1990
- Folder 2, Texas Forgotten Heroes, Goliad County Historical Commission, 1986
- Folder 3, The WAAC Hunter and Henry P. Shotland's Crew, undated