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Saints at War Project records for the United States Army Air Corps, 1939-2007

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 2350 Series 5 Sub-Series 2

Scope and Contents

Subseries contains memoirs, letters, responses to the Saints at War Questionnaire and Latter-day Saints in the Military Survey, photographs, articles, interviews, accounts, books, written histories, oral histories, journal entries, clippings, biographies, autobiographies, military records, artifacts, telegrams, diaries, etc from Latter-Day Saint veterans who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, which would later become the U.S. Air Force, during the World War II. Dated 1939-2007.

Dates

  • 1939-2007

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Saints at War Project records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

From the Collection: The Saints at War Project (1999-) works to collect documentation on Mormon veterans from various wars ranging from the Mexican-American War to current conflicts. They are gathered in Brigham Young University's L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

The Saints at War project was started in 1999 by BYU Church History professors Dr. Robert C. Freeman and Dr. Dennis A. Wright to capture the stories of Mormon veterans who have served in various wars to preserve them for future generations. Included in this collection are stories from general authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who served in the military including Thomas S. Monson, James E. Faust, and Boyd K. Packer. Using these stories gathered for the collection, this project works to contribute to the Library of Congress's "Veterans History Project" and has used the records gathered in the collection for regular conferences, documentary films like KBYU's "Saints at War," and books including Robert C. Freeman's "Saints at War: Experiences of Latter-day Saints in World War II."

Extent

70 folders

4 sound cassettes

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in five series: 1. Saints at War Project records for the United States Army Air Corps flight instructors, 1941-2005. 2. Saints at War United States Air Corps navigators, 1943-2002. 3. Saints at War Project records for the United States Army Air Corps pilots, 1941-2002. 4. Saints at War Project records for the United States Army Air Corps technician and mechanics, 1941-2001. 5. Saints at War Project records for women in the United States Army Air Corps, 1944-2003.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States