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United States Constabulary Association Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 661

Scope and Contents

The United States Constabulary Association Collection documents the history of this U. S. Army unit, which served as an occupying military police force in post-World War II Germany between 1946 and 1951. The collections includes correspondence, photocopies of newspaper articles, material related to military reunions, a membership roster and list of deceased members of the association, photographs, a map, and other printed matter.


  • 1945-2004 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


3.50 linear feet (3 boxes and one oversized folder)


The collection is arranged into three series as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1945-2004 and undated; Series 2, Memorabilia, undated; and Series 3, Photographs, 1948 and undated. The materials in the subject files are arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

Method of Acquisition

The United States Constabulary Association Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Charlie Joe Elsea, Bristol, Tenn., on behalf of the association on February 18 and December 1, 2004.

Separated Materials

A book compiled by William M. Tevington titled The United States Constabulary: A History (Paducah, Ky.: Turner Publishing Company, 1998) has been removed from the collection and cataloged into Special Collections.

Processing Information

Processing of the collection was completed by Samantha James and Ned Irwin in October 2006.

Samantha James and Ned Irwin
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA