Eugene E. Campbell interview

Eugene E. Campbell interview

Dates: 1982 November 19

Transcript of an interview conducted by Anita Louise Hummel on 19 Nov. 1982 for the Ray Hillam war project. Cambell volunteered to be a military chaplain for the United States. He became a chaplain in 1944. He said he was under artillery fire and in dangerous positions in France. He carried no firearms and never shot at anyone. He visited wounded men in hospitals. He visited concentration camps and described the starving and dying people he saw there. He was designated as a Protestant chaplain even though he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Campbell was supposed to make sure that the men had the opportunity to attend religious services as often as possible. He also sent letters to the next of kin of those who were killed, and this assignment was very difficult for him.

  • Extent: 1 item (24 p.)(0.04 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Campbell, Eugene E., 1915-1986. -- Hummel, Anita Louise
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3181
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Eugene E. Campbell 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 SC 3181; Eugene E. Campbell interview; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3181, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were donated to Special Collections by Ray Hillam in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.
Subject Terms
Campbell, Eugene E., 1915-1986--Interviews; Concentration camps--Germany--History--Sources; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France; World War, 1939-1945--Chaplains; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
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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).
Finding Aid Title
Campbell (Eugene E.) interview
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:14-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical note

Campbell was a veteran of World War II and a professor of English at Brigham Young University.

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