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P.O.W. life of Forrest Packard in pictures

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3278

Scope and Contents

Typewritten biography of Dee Leavitt's father, Forrest Packard who was an American prisoner of war held by the Japanese during World War II. Packard was a civilian employee who was caputured by the Japanese on Wake Island. He served nearly four years in prison camps. Dr. Leavitt has researched the experience of the prisoners of war and has interviewed many survivors to write this story of Packard's imprisonment. The item includes numerous drawings made by American prisoners of war which illustrate many of their experiences.


  • 2000


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 P.O.W. life of Forrest Packard in pictures must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Dr. Leavitt is an educator who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.


1 v. (89 p.)(0.05 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

This item was donated by Dee Leavitt to Special Collections on 1 April 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Dee Leavitt; 2002.


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 P.O.W. life of Forrest Packard in pictures
Benjamin Sipes
2011 March 3
Description rules
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States