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Collection Details


Collection Name: Col. Arthur L. Kelly American Military Veterans Oral History Project
Repository Name: University of Kentucky, Lexington. King Library. Special Collections. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
URL: http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=oralhist&tpl=kukohalk.tpl
Dates Spanned: 1983-2001
Description: After retirement, he (Col. Arthur L. Kelly) started interviewing World War II veterans. He wanted to capture their combat experiences so that the public and future generations could better understand the horrors of war, the suffering and hardships endured by the combatants, and the price and value of freedom.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 283
Broad Subjects: Military; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: African American soldiers; Basse-Normandy, France; Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 1933-1945; D-Day Invasion, June 6, 1944; England; Germany; Holocaust, 1938-1945; Iwo Jima, Japan; Kamikaze airplanes; Kamikaze pilots; Krems, Lower Austria, Austria; Macarthur, Douglas, 1880-1964; Douglas Macarthur; Naples, Campania, Italy; Oral history; Prisoners of war; Refugees; Segregation; Sicily, Italy; Submarines (Ships)--Germany; Tunisia; U.S. Army; U.S. Army Air Force, 1918-1947; U.S. Military Academy at West Point, West Point, NY; U.S. Navy; United States; United States--Military history; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns; World War, 1939-1945--Medical care
Collection Code: OHC0000381