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    • Southern Sorgo Manual

    • Agriculture
    • A fifty-six page catalogue pertaining to the manufacturing of sorghum in Tennessee with detailed descriptions of various machinery utilized in the production of sorghum. The full title is "Southern Sorgo Manual: Containing a Catalogue of Cane...
    • Then and Now

    • Air pilots; Prisoners
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows two images, the first, a bombardier in an American B-17 airplane, and the second, a miserable prisoner of war who appears to be drinking. Mitchener is contrasting the two, and writes, "Then...
    • 4th Avenue entrance to the Ryman Auditorium

    • Auditoriums; Concert halls; Historic buildings; Tabernacles (Buildings); Architectural elements; Stone carving; Doors & doorways
    • Entrance on the east (4th Avenue) side of the Ryman Auditorium. Next to the entrance is a sign which reads: "WSM 'Grand Ole Opry' Tours Tickets On Sale At Box Office." Entrance is now covered by 2-story addition built in 1994. Photograph labeled...
    • News Room

    • Barbed wire; Maps
    • This page includes a drawing of a newsroom. Mitchener has drawn a world map that is posted on a blackboard. Underneath the title, "News Room," he has listed three categories: "Latest News," "From the Front," and "Kriege Rules." The "Latest News"...
    • Thoughts of One Far Better

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Houses; Fantasy
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II includes a drawing of a prisoner who is imagining a better place - a house to live in, rather than a German POW camp. Mitchener writes, "There are sundry others - space dictates - - and lack of...
    • C'est le Guerre

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Military personnel; War; Fighting; Firearms
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows the prisoners and guards seeking cover in a trench; several German guards are pictured shooting guns. Mitchener writes, "Near Priebus, second nite out ---C'est le guerre [It's war] - Down the road, rattled a...
    • Resting a Bit

    • Barbed wire; Rooms & spaces; Prisoners; Windows; Rugs; Furniture
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows a bedroom in what appears to be a private home. One prisoner can be seen by the bed, resting. Mitchener writes,"About thirteen hours later & 29 km. -- 'Resting a Bit' - In the hamlet of Freiwaldau, the caravan...
    • The Address

    • Barbed wire; Ships; Military personnel; Prisoners; Public speaking
    • This page in Mitchener's diary includes a drawing of an old ship, the "Santa Maria," on which he has written, "Promise of the Future." Underneath, he has drawn a picture of a prisoner on stage, Colonel Darr H. Alkire, C.O. Stalag Luft III, West...
    • Somewhere There's Freedom

    • Barbed wire; Torches; Sculpture; Heads (Anatomy); Reflections; Crowns; Fantasy
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II includes a drawing of the Statue of Liberty. On the top of the page he has written,"Maybe not in reality - but in every dream - "Underneath this heading, he has drawn a picture of a man dreaming...
    • Trees

    • Barbed wire; Trees; Fences; Tree stumps; Buildings
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II includes a drawing of a tree as well as a number of tree stumps, all within the POW camp boundaries. He writes, "Around the compound - approximately a dozen...Trees. About the Reich, 'tis...
    • Ammons letter from basic training

    • Four-page letter written on Fort Campbell stationery by Christopher Ammons from basic training to his family. He details gathering together some items and visiting a museum, but the majority of the letter describes and lauds PVT Smith (Smitty)....
    • Sixteen-year-olds gaining military experience

    • Boys; Teenagers; Young adults; Military maneuvers; Military training
    • Four sixteen-year-olds who are gaining experience for when they attain regular Army age are shown with a twenty-six-year-old machine gun trooper. This photograph was taken during the Seventh Regiment's Large-Scale Maneuvers which took place in...
    • Gov. Bob Taylor, Lecturer

    • Broadsides; Announcements; Handbills; Fliers (printed matter); Portrait photographs; Publicity photographs
    • Advertisement for a lecture by three-term governor Bob Taylor to be held at the Opera House. A publicity photo of Taylor occupies most of the space, with the notation that the event is produced under the exclusive direction of the Rice Bureau.


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