WORLD WAR II VETERANS' SURVEY, 1996

During 1996 a number of projects were developed and carried out statewide by Tennessee 200, Inc. to celebrate 200 years of statehood. As part of Tennessee’s Bicentennial year, the Tennessee State Library and Archives in collaboration with Tennessee 200 established the Tennessee World War II Veteran’s Survey Project to collect information about these veterans. The goal was to establish a more complete record of the men and women who served their country during World War II. Record Group 237 is divided into five series: (1) questionnaires; (2) supplemental materials; (3) donor agreements; (4) office files; and (5) pre-World War II survey materials. Series I contains approximately 7500 completed questionnaires arranged alphabetically. Series II consists of photographs, copies of veterans’ discharge/separation papers, diaries and memoirs, clippings, books, and related military service materials. Series III has donor agreements which transfer ownership of supplemental materials to the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Series IV is the office files of the project coordinator. Included is a copy of the commemorative book, Answering the Call. The book lists about 6400 veterans who responded to the survey before the date of publication. Series V has a small file of World War II questionnaires which were constructed and responded to several years before the Bicentennial survey.