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Jim E. Purvis Korean War collection

Jim E. Purvis Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Jim E. Purvis Korean War collection

BC.KWP.37

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

March 9, 2010



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Purvis, Jim E., 1929-
Title: Jim E. Purvis Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 1950-1951
Dates: 1950-1951; 2008-2010
Quantity: 0.67 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with James E. "Jim" Purvis from January 21, 2010, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.37
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

The collection is a part of an ongoing Butler Center for Arkansas Studies project titled FORGOTTEN: The Arkansas Korean War Project. This initiative seeks to record the experiences of Arkansas's Korean War veterans through collection of documents, photographs, and oral history interviews.

This collection contains an oral history interview with James E. "Jim" Purvis from January 21, 2010, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service.


Biographical Information

James Edward Purvis was born in Helena, Arkansas, in 1929. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1949, at the age of eighteen. After being assigned to a motor transport battalion, Purvis trained to be an equipment operator and was placed on temporary duty with the military boxing team. Purvis served in the Korean War for nine months beginning in July 1950, as a corporal with Company B, 1st Motor Transport Battalion, 1st Marine Division. His participated in the Pusan Perimeter Defense, the Inchon Landing and the subsequent recapturing of Seoul before landing at Wonsan and pushing into North Korea. Purvis returned to the United States in April 1951, and served the remainder of a three year, eight month term in the Marine Corps.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
Purvis, Jim E., 1929-
United States. Marine Corps. Marine Division, 1st.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jim E. Purvis Korean War collection, KWP.37, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by James E. "Jim" Purvis, January 21, 2010


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