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Eugene E. Campbell interview

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3181

Scope and Contents

Transcript of an interview conducted by Anita Louise Hummel on November 19, 1982 for the Ray Hillam war project. Cambell volunteered to be a military chaplain for the United States. He became a chaplain in 1944. He said he was under artillery fire and in dangerous positions in France. He carried no firearms and never shot at anyone. He visited wounded men in hospitals. He visited concentration camps and described the starving and dying people he saw there. He was designated as a Protestant chaplain even though he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Campbell was supposed to make sure that the men had the opportunity to attend religious services as often as possible. He also sent letters to the next of kin of those who were killed, and this assignment was very difficult for him.


  • 1982 November 19


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 Eugene E. Campbell interview must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Campbell was a veteran of World War II and a professor of English at Brigham Young University.


1 item (24 p.)(0.04 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These materials were donated to Special Collections by Ray Hillam in 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Eugene E. Campbell interview
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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Brigham Young University
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