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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Cold War; World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Navy; Air Force
  • Service Unit/Ship: 327th Fighter Group, 30th Air Division; Headquarters, 10th Air Force; Air Reserve Personnel Center; Air Force ROTC Detachment Number 220, Purdue University
  • Location of Service:
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel; Seaman First Class; Captain
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/27453

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Theodore N. Wells, Jr. Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Theodore N. Wells, Jr. Collection

Names

  • Lugar, Richard
  • U.S. Senate/Richard Lugar
  • Gibson, William M.
  • Wells Jr., Theodore N.

Home State

  • Indiana

Headings

  • -  Wells Jr., Theodore N.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Seaman First Class
    • Dates of Service: 1945-1946
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a sergeant in the Indiana National Guard from 10/27/1947 to 6/5/1949 with Headquarters Battery, 524th Field Artillery Battalion, 38th Division; and was an Air Force ROTC cadet in 1947 to 1949.
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Service Unit/Ship: Headquarters, 10th Air Force; Air Reserve Personnel Center; Air Force ROTC Detachment Number 220, Purdue University
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Captain
    • Dates of Service: 1949-1987
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Service Unit/Ship: 327th Fighter Group, 30th Air Division
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Photograph: Original photographic print [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 2004-03-12)
  • Manuscript: Mixed (Multiple types of manuscripts) [1 item] -- (collected 1944-2004)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2004-03-12)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/27453

Cite as

  • Theodore N. Wells, Jr. Collection (AFC/2001/001/27453), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Lugar, Richard, U.S. Senate/Richard Lugar, William M Gibson, and Theodore N Wells Jr. Theodore N. Wells, Jr. Collection. 1945. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.27453/.

APA citation style:

Lugar, R., U.S. Senate/Richard Lugar, Gibson, W. M. & Wells Jr, T. N. (1945) Theodore N. Wells, Jr. Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.27453/.

MLA citation style:

Lugar, Richard, et al. Theodore N. Wells, Jr. Collection. 1945. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.27453/>.