Franklin T. East war history

Franklin T. East war history

Dates: 1941-1984

Photocopy of a bound autobiography (29 pages) and various letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to East's life and military service. East was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in April 1942 and survived the Bataan Death March and over three years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan. His autobiograpy mainly deals with his sufferings as a prisoner of war and with his faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.3 linear ft.) : 100 p.
  • Creator: East, Franklin T., 1916
  • Call Number: MSS 2776
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from War history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2776; Franklin T. East war history; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2776, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was donated by Rachel Stewart to Special Collections in 2002. Rachel Stewart 2132 Corwin Rd. Bullhead City, AZ 86442 (928) 763-7670
Acquisition Information
Donated; Rachel Stewart.
Subject Terms
Abolitionists--United States--Correspondence; Bataan, Battle of, Philippines, 1942; Mormons--Arizona--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese; World War, 1939-1945--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Letters; Memoirs; Photographs
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
East (Franklin T.) war history
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-25T04:08-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

East was a Mormon from Arizona who served in the United States Army during World War II.

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