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R. Calvin Withers collection of World War II Japanese items

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8588

Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials found on the island of Corregidor during mop up operations following World War II. Materials included are two postcards, a headband, and a Japanese book of law.


  • approximately 1945


Language of Materials

Materials in English, with some papers in Japanese.

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 R. Calvin Withers collection of World War II Japanese items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

R. Calvin Withers (1920-2009) was a Army veteran and father.

R. Calvin Withers was born on May 30, 1920 in Riverton, Utah to parents Richard Thomas and Annie Thompson Withers. He was the oldest of 10 siblings. He married Kathleen Brewer on April 10, 1941. They were later sealed in the temple on December 7, 1965. Together they had five children. Following the death of his first wife Kathleen, Calvin married Ruby Smith on December 15, 2000. She passed away on October 26, 2009.

Calvin served in the Army during World War II. He was stationed in the Philippines and earned several medals during his deployment, including a rifle marksmanship awary. He was a member of the American Legion for 45 years.

He passed away on November 21, 2009 in Murray, Utah. He is buried in West Jordan, Utah.


2 folders (1 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Collection was donated by R. Calvin Withers in 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; R. Calvin Wither; 1992


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

Processing Information

Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of R. Calvin Withers collection of World War II Japanese items
Catie Freedman
2015 January 13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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