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Marshall A. Webb papers, 1890

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2013ms0397 Marshall A. Webb papers, 1890s-2004 2013ms0397 Webb, Marshall A. papers Finding aid prepared by Ruth E. Bryan University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2013 July 16 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T11:39-0500 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Marshall A. Webb papers 2013ms0397 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.45 Cubic feet 1 document box and 1 map folder 1890s-2004 Marshall A. Webb papers comprise primarily photographs, poetry notebooks (digitized copies only), a diary/address book/photograph album, and a memorial scrapbook of copied and original items, all documenting Webb's U.S. military service during World War II, 1942-1945. Webb, Marshall A. (Alvernues), 1922-2004 Scope and Contents note The Marshall A. Webb papers comprise primarily photographs, poetry notebooks (digitized copies only), a diary/address book/photograph album, and a memorial scrapbook of copied and original items, all documenting Webb's U.S. military service during World War II, 1942-1945. He served mainly in Italy. Military photographs include photographs of prison camp Dachau; Adolf Hitler; and two panoramic group images of the 5th Army, 85th Infantry Division, 339th Infantry Company E in 1942 when Webb was mustered in. Webb included handwritten notes about his military service on the cardboard backing of the panoramic photographs. Collection also includes other poetry he wrote while in service; military orders and other records; two V-mail cards (1944-1945); his wife, Opal Keen's, ration book (Grant Park, Ill.); personal and family photographs (1890s-2000s). There are also items related to Webb's oral history interview, including an address book/diary in which he records the name of the prison camp he could not remember during the interview with interviewer Colonel Arthur Kelly; and his 50th wedding anniversary citation from the Kentucky State Senate on a motion from Col. Kelly's son, Senator Dan Kelly (1997). Immediate Source of Acquisition note Gift, 2013 Conditions Governing Use note Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. Related Archival Materials note 1986OH078 WW 041, Interview with Marshall Webb, January 16, 1986, Col. Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Collection, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 2013ms0397 : [identification of item], Marshall A. Webb papers, 1890s-2004, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Open for research Biographical World War II veteran and lifetime resident of Campbellsville, Taylor County, Ky. Born Feb. 24, 1922. Served in the 5th Army, 85th Infantry Division, 339th Infantry Company E. Drafted December 3, 1942 and honorably discharged Oct. 21, 1945. Shipped to Africa in 1944 and left for Italy a few months later. Participated in a major attack in Tremensuoli, Italy on May 11, 1944. Earned a purple heart medal and a bronze star. Married Opal Keen (born October 3, 1928) on February 13, 1947, and had three children, Eva (died March 28, 1994), Marsha, and Roger. Worked as a farm hand (1940-1942) and as a print operator. After the war, Died May 26, 2004. Buried at Green River Memorial Cemetery, Campbellsville, Ky. Webb, Marshall A. (Alvernues), 1922-2004 Military history. Photographs Soldiers--Kentucky. World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American. World War, 1939-1945--Photography World War, 1939-1945--Poetry World War, 1939-1945--Veterans Poetry notebook 1 (digital copy only) 1 11 1942-1945 Poetry notebook 2 (digital copy only) 1 12 1942-1945 Military photographs (primarily of Webb) 1 1 1942-1945 Panoramic photographs, group images of the 5th Army, 85th Infantry Division, 339th Infantry Company E OS 1 1942 Scope and Contents note Two images. Include handwritten notes about Webb's military service on the cardboard backing included with the photographs. Family and personal photographs 1 2 1890s-1950s Dachau prison camp photographs 1 3 1-11 about 1940-1945 Adolf Hitler with cat 1 3 12 about 1940-1945 V-mail Christmas and Easter cards sent to Mr. and Mrs. Alton Webb, Campbellsville, Kentukcy 1 4 1944-1945 End of the year diary/address book/photograph album 1 5 1945 Poetry loose sheets (fragile) 1 6 1942-1945 Opal M. Keen ration books 1-4 (Grant Park, Ill.) 1 7 1940s Military orders, copy of honorary discharge, insurance application, and travel documents 1 8 1942-1945 Fiftieth wedding anniversary citation and clipping; copy of death certificate 1 10 1997, 2004 Scope and Contents note The Kentucky Senate citation was given on motion of Senator Dan Kelly, son of oral history interviewer, Colonel Arthur Kelly. Address book/diary 1 9 1994 Scope and Contents note Records daughter Eva's death (March 28, 1994) and the name of the prison camp (Dachau) Webb could not recall during his oral history interview on January 18, 1986. Memorial scrapbook 1 13 compiled 2000s? Scope and Contents note Includes military, personal, and family photographs (copies and originals), various military records, and loose sheets of Webb's poetry.