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Robert Saveland papers

Robert Saveland papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Saveland papers
Creator: Saveland, Robert, 1921-
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1994
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number: ms3937
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert Nelson Saveland was born in 1921 in East Cleveland, OH. He served in the US Naval Reserve during WWII participating in the Normandy landing at Omaha Beach. After the war, Dr. Saveland became a geography teacher in Kirkwood, Missouri. He joined the faculty of University of Georgia College of Education in 1968 teaching social science education until his retirement in 1985.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of personal papers and clippings from WWII including a handmade box containing books on marine navigation. There are several WWII awards and medals. Some papers and published articles are included from Dr. Saveland's involvement in local geography and development.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Saveland papers, ms 3937, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Dams -- Georgia.
Geography -- Study and teaching.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medals.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Oral history transcript, 1993
12WWII story
13Médaille du jubilé certificate, 1994
14Photographs - USS LST 533 crew
15Photograph - Robert Saveland
16Savannah River writing and clippings, 1975-1984, undated
17Trotters Shoals Richard B. Russell Project (articles and clippings), 1975-1978
21LST (landing ship tank) model
22French Normandy commemorative Medal
23American Campaign medal
24European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal
25WWII Victory medal
26Combat Action ribbon
27Honorable Service lapel pin
28Legion of Honour medal
29D-Day WWII Veteran badge
3WWII scrapbook, 1947
MLSHandmade wooden box containing marine navigation books (built by Saveland to carry his books when he joined the Navy)