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Earl W. Edwards Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0429

Scope and Content

A printed transcript of Colonel Earl W. Edwards' life and service in the U.S. Army with the 22nd Infantry Regiment spanning the years 1935-1955. Also included is an obituary clipped from a newspaper.

Dates

  • 1935 - 1955

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Colonel Earl W. Edwards, a graduate of Mississippi State University, served in the U.S. Army from 1939-1962. He was a veteran of World War 2 serving in the 22nd Infantry Regiment landing at Utah Beach in France and fighting in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. Edwards served briefly as the head of the ROTC program at the University of Florida from 1946-1949. He later served as headmaster of Cruger-Tchula Academy from 1965-1973 and executive secretary of the Mississippi Private School Association. Earl Edwards died of Leukemia at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson at age 79.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 Folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

A printed transcript of Colonel Earl W. Edwards' participation in World War II with the 22nd Infantry Regiment.

Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Title
A Guide to the Earl W. Edwards Papers
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