Skip to main content



Steve Stephens Korean War collection

Steve Stephens Korean War collection

Save page 1 of 2
Open Finding Aid

Finding aid for the Steve Stephens Korean War collection

BC.KWP.19

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

October 2, 2012



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
creatorStephens, Steve, 1930-
Title: Steve Stephens Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 1951-1953
Dates: 1951-1953; 2009
Quantity: 0.7 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Steve Stephens from June 2, 2009, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.19
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 Steve Stephens from June 2, 2009, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service.


Biographical Information

Steve Stephens was born Rufus James Stephens in Newport, Arkansas in 1930 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951 at the age of twenty. Stephens left for Korea in December of 1952 and served one year in the Korean War beginning in January of 1953 as a sergeant with the headquarters battalion of the 1st Marine Division. In addition to his regular duties as part of the Disbursing Office, Stephens flew via helicopter to the hospital ship Jutlandia once a month to give the wounded Marines their paychecks. He was in Korea when the armistice was signed on July 27, 1953. After returning to the U.S., Stephens embarked on a successful career in radio and television broadcasting. He currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Index Terms

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

Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
Stephens, Steve, 1930-
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

Steve Stephens Korean War collection, KWP.19, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Steve Stephens, June 2, 2009


you wish to report:


...
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK