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Randy Christiansen interview with Albert Aiken Smith

Randy Christiansen interview with Albert Aiken Smith

Dates: approximately 1985

Typescript of an interview taken from the included audiocassette. The interview was conducted by Randy Christiansen for Hillam's War Project on an unspecifiied date. Smith talks about joining the Utah National Guard in 1928, his training as an officer of artillery, and his experiences in the European theater during World War II. He first saw combat in Normandy, France. He later participated in the Battle of the Bulge and in the invasion of Germany. He also tells about his experiences in the Korean War.

  • Extent: 2 items (33 p.)(0.05 linear ft.) : (1 interview)(1 audio cassette)
  • Creator: Christiansen, Randy. -- Smith, Albert Aikens, 1906-1987
  • Call Number: MSS 3001
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 Interview 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 3001; Randy Christiansen interview with Albert Aikens Smith; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3001, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were found in the receptionist's area of the office of Special Collections.
Subject Terms
Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Germany; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Interviews
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
Christiansen (Randy) interview with Albert Aiken Smith
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:20-0700
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Biographical note

Smith was a resident of Provo, Utah, who fought in World War II and in the Korean War.

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