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Arthur D. (John) Adair Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0558

Scope and Contents

The Arthur D. (John) Adair collection includes correspondence from Europe to the United States during WWII from August 1943 – February 1946. The letters are primarily written by Adair to his mother in Alabama. The collection also includes a scrapbook, trip memorabilia, photographs from Europe during WWII, WWII related documents, postcards, and newspaper and magazine clippings.


  • Creation: 1943 - 1994


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


0.55 linear feet (0.25 linear feet of documents (1 box), .30 linear feet of photographs (285 black & white and color, 1 box))

Language of Materials



The collection has been arranged in two series: Series One containing correspondence and memorabilia and Series Two containing photographs. An index to the collection follows the box and folder list.

Source of Acquisition

Professor Colin F. Baxter

Method of Acquisition

The papers of Arthur D. (John) Adair were placed in the Archives of Appalachia on February 9, 2000 by Professor Colin F. Baxter, professor of history at ETSU.

Processing Information

Dusty Hibbs completed the processing and the collection was opened for research in May 2004.

Dusty Hibbs
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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