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Violet Jackson papers

Violet Jackson papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Violet Jackson papers
Creator: Jackson, Violet, 1925-2008
Creator: George D., Tidwell, 1927-1956
Creator: Clay E., Kemp, 1927-1998
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1955
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 box(es)
Collection Number: ms4443
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Violet Jackson (1925-2008) served in the U.S. 3700th Station Medical Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas during the Korean War.

George D. Tidwell (1927-1956) worked primarily as a training officer for the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. In 1951 he was assigned to the Arctic Survival/Arctic Indoctrination School at Ladd AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska. In 1952 Tidwell was transferred to the 449th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron as a supply officer.

Clay E. Kemp (1927-1998) worked at the USNAB Agana on Guam in the dispensary as a surgical assistant. He later became a pastor in the United Methodist Church.

Scope and Content

Collection includes letters from George D. Tidwell, an Air Force training officer at the Arctic Survival School, to his first wife Air Force nurse Lt. Violet Jackson. Tidwell's letters describe life at the school, his varying duties, his frustrations with those in command, and his affections towards Jackson. In addition are three photograph albums containing a total of six-hundred and twenty photographs. The first two albums belong to Lt. Jackson and document her service in the 3700th Station Medical Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas as well as her tour in Europe and her time at the Macon Hospital School of Nursing in Georgia. The last photo album belongs to Lt. Jackson's second husband Clay Kemp. Kemp's album details his time at the USNAB Agana on Guam where he worked as a Navy surgical assistant. Also included two U.S. Air Force telegrams, Lt. Jackson's U.S. Army Medical Field Service course certificate, an Air Force Reserve inventory questionnaire, Air Force Reserve qualification paperwork, and Stephen Tidwell Baptism certification.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Violet Jackson papers, ms4443, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clay E., Kemp, 1927-1998
Cold War.
George D., Tidwell, 1927-1956
Jackson, Violet, 1925-2008
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Military nursing.
Military spouses -- Correspondence.
Photograph albums

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, September 1950
12Correspondence, October 1950
13Correspondence, November-December 1950
14Correspondence, April 1951
15Correspondence, May 1951
16Correspondence, July 1951
17Correspondence, August 1951
18Correspondence, September 1951
19Correspondence, October 1951
110Correspondence, November 1951
111Correspondence, December 1951
112Correspondence, January 1952
113Correspondence, March 1952
114Correspondence, April 1952
115Correspondence, May 1952
116Correspondence, June 1952
117Correspondence, July-December 1952
119Violet Jackson photographs
120Travel photographs
121Group photographs
122Baptism certificate for Stephen Tidwell, 1955
123Telegrams, 1951-1952
124Fourteenth Air Force letters, 1951-1952
125United States Army Medical Field Service School basic course certification for Violet Jackson, 1950
126U.S. Air Force Reserve Inventory Questionnaire , 1950
127U.S. Air Force Reserve Qualification Data, 1952
128U.S. Air Force memo and attached article, 1951
2Violet Jackson photograph album, 1950-1955
2Violet Jackson photograph album
2Clay E. Kemp photograph album