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Vernon Torrence Collection, 1930-1957

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Collector:
Torrence, Vernon Keith 1921-1946
Donor:
Donnald, Morrill
Author:
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation
Publisher:
Kansas Wesleyan University
Physical description:
0.8 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Diaries
Collection descriptions
Travelers' checks
Pamphlets
Programs
Memorial service booklets
Commemoratives
Correspondence
Contracts
Diplomas
School yearbooks
Photographs
Date:
1930
1930-1957
1940-1990
20th century
1930-1950
1900-1950
Notes:
Torrence was a conscientious objector whose Civilian Public Service was performed for the National Park and Forestry Service, and U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in North Carolina, Tennessee, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. He disappeared shortly after going AWOL in 1945; his body was found in 1956 in the mountains of California.
Summary:
Photographs, a Kansas Wesleyan University yearbook (with personal messages and inscriptions), diplomas, correspondence regarding Torrence's disappearance, newspaper clippings, his memorial service booklet or program, and a diary which he kept during a week-long adventure as a "hobo" in Kansas.
Information supplied in 2000 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, concerning the circumstances of Torrence's death, is in the control file for this collection.
Cite as:
Vernon Torrence Collection, 1930-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Public service employment
Tramps
Conscientious objectors--World War, 1939-1945
Memorial services
Local number:
2000.3014 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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