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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Glenn C. Rutledge Papers, 1932-1952
0.25 Linear feet.5 document box
Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence, administrative forms, memoranda, photographs, and periodical clippings from Lieutenant Colonel Glenn C. Rutledge (United States Army), commander of Camp Robinson, a German prisoner of war camp, during World War II. Also included are papers from Rutledge's service in the prisoner of war camp at Camp Howze, Texas.
This collection was originally numbered A-120.
Camp Robinson's prisoner of war camp was established in late 1943. The camp was under the administrative jurisdiction of the Army Service Forces, Eighth Service Command and built to accommodate 3,000 prisoners. Branch camps, numbering 22 and housing 9,000 prisoners by the end of 1945, were established throughout southern and eastern Arkansas. These branch camps provided labor for local farmers and were funded by farm associations, whose members paid the prisoners' wages to the federal government.
Glenn C. Rutledge was born 1906 August 28, in Pine Grove, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1926 and married Wilmuth D. Saunders in 1930. The couple lived in Gulfport, Mississippi, where Rutledge was Associated Press editor of the
Daily Herald News and captain in the local National Guard.
On 1943 November 3, Rutledge became commander of Camp Howze, the German prisoner of war camp. In April 1944, he was transferred to command the POW camp at Camp Robinson in Jacksonville, Arkansas. After retiring from the Army in October 1945, Rutledge was appointed editor of the
Arkansas Extension Service and remained active in the Army Reserves.
In 1948, he became head of the editorial department of Mississippi State University's Agriculture Experiment Station and served in that position until retirement in 1970. Rutledge died 1976 June 24, and is buried in Starkville, Mississippi.
Camp Howze (Tex.)
Camp Joseph T. Robinson (Ark.)
Rutledge, Glenn C., 1906-1976
Rutledge, William S., donor
Thompson, Anne R., donor
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, American
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Conditions Governing Use
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Glenn C. Rutledge Papers, 1943-1952, UALR.MS.0116. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, file number, Glenn C. Rutledge Papers, 1943-1952, UALR.MS.0116.