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Clifford "Swede" Henley Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0428

Scope and Content

Photocopy of transcribed diary by Clifford "Swede" Henley detailing his service during World War II in the 22nd Infantry Regiment. The first few pages include a brief history of the CaDinnon Company written by Thomas C. Harrison, the rest is directly from Swede's diary. Also, includes a DVD featuring video footage of D-Day, narrated by Swede, a pamphlet providing the actions of the 22nd Infantry Regiment in World War II, and Thomas C. Harrison's obituary.

Dates

  • 1944 - 2003
  • Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas C. Harrison was a 1942 graduate of the University of Florida where he was voted outstanding athlete and was named to the University's Hall of Fame. During World War II Harrison participated in the D-Day Invasion of France in 1944 and, in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium with the U.S. Army, 4th Infantry Divison. Harrison met Clifford "Swede" Henley in 1944. He copied Henley's diary to pay homage to a fellow soldier and friend.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 Folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Photocopy of transcribed diary by Clifford "Swede" Henley detailing his service during World War II in the 22nd Infantry Regiment.

Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Donated by Thomas Harrison.

Related Material

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Clifford "Swede" Henley Diary
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Matt Kruse
Date
April 2018
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755