74 photographs (snapshots) : b&w.
Organization & arrangement of materials
Snapshots organized into the following series: Portraits (photos #1-16); Groups (photos #17-23); Parade, drill and training (photos #24-39); Equipment (photos #40-52); Aircraft (photos #53-60); Ships (photos #61-64); Scenes (photos #65-69); Humor (photos #70-74).,Arrangement: numeric by photograph number assigned during processing by library staff.
Materials housed in the Special Collections Division of the Main Library, Nashville Public Library.
Restrictions on Access
In library use only. Available by appointment.
Scope and content: Holdings consist of 74 snapshots taken circa 1936-1937 in the vicinity of Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. Many images are unidentified, but they are telling photographs of America's level of preparedness prior to its entry into World War II. They show a time when the Army still relied upon horses for mobility of artillery and weapons, and there are numerous photographs of weaponry which could easily be mistaken for World War I-era arms. There are a few images of Pearl Harbor, including the battleships Idaho and Pennsylvania. Photographs also show troops training and on parade; mingling with local females; and other images of life on and off base.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Cite as: John Edwin Parchman snapshots [photograph no.], World War II Series, Veterans History Project Collection, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Nashville Public Library does not own copyright.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Peggy Parchman Hudson;,Gift;,2002.,Acc. 2002.009.
Biographical or Historical Data
John Edwin Parchman was born on Mar. 7, 1919 in Cumberland City, Tenn. He served in Company F, 19th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army from 1936 to 1938, stationed primarily at Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii. He was drafted into the Navy during World War II, serving from 1944 to 1946, based at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Ill. He died on Feb. 13, 1993 at Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aids: Finding aid available in repository.
Ownership and Custodial History
Materials in possession of Peggy Parchman Hudson, daughter of John Edwin Parchman, at time of donation.
Linking Entry Complexity
Forms part of the World War II series of the Veterans History Project collection.