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Willoughby Fountain McGehee Materials, ca 1895-1968

Manuscript Collection 2206

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-8443

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2017

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

McGehee, Willoughby Fountain (1906-1970)
Willoughby Fountain McGehee Materials
Inclusive Dates
ca 1895-1968
MC 2206
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Willoughby Fountain McGehee Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department by Ellen Compton of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on April 14, 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in April 2017.

Preferred Form of Citation

Willoughby Fountain McGehee Materials (MC 2206), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Willoughby Fountain McGehee was born July 18, 1906, to John Fountain McGehee and Essie Oliver McGehee of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He earned a bachelor in business administration from Emory University in 1929. McGehee served in the U.S. Navy during WWII onboard the USS Miantonomah, a minelayer that was commissioned in Boston in 1941, and launched from Yorktown, Virginia in 1942 for anti-submarine activities in the Atlantic and Caribbean that took the ship southward past the Florida Keys, Trinidad, and Tobago. Following the war, he served as an Internal Revenue Service agent. He married Lassie Jones Youmans on January 9, 1952, and they had one daughter, Anne. McGehee passed away January 14, 1970, in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials relating to Willoughby McGehee and his family, and particularly to McGehee's service in the United States Navy during World War II. A notable inclusion is McGehee's personal diary of his experiences on the USS Miantonomah in 1942.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Emory University Commencement Program , 1929

Box 1 Folder 2

"Candle in the Wind" Theater Program, Colonial Theatre, Boston, 1941

Box 1 Folder 3

U.S. Navy coin pouch, Willoughby McGehee's leave pass, and Japanese currency [contents removed from pouch], ca 1942

Box 1 Folder 4

Willoughby McGehee War Diary , 1942

Box 1 Folder 5

Photographs, ca 1906-1945

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 1

Naval personnel on board ship (photographic print) [Handwritten on verso:] Left to right: Sitting: Lt. Parrish - Lt. Ablan - Lt. Heyden. Standing: Lt. (j.g.) Catt - Lt. (j.g.) Hannigan - Lt. Charles - the Captain - Machinist Somers - and I, ca 1941-1945

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 2

Portrait of John Fountain McGehee by W. A. Reese of Fort Smith, Arkansas (card-mounted photographic print), ca 1915-1925

Box 1 Folder 5 Item 3

Portrait of Willoughby Fountain McGehee as a young child (card-mounted photographic print) [Handwritten on verso:] Willoughby Fount 6 mos, 3 wks, 4 days, 21 lbs, 1906

Box 1 Folder 6

Photographs, ca 1895-1968

Box 1 Folder 6 Item 1

Portrait of Willoughby McGehee in naval uniform (photographic print), ca 1940-1945

Box 1 Folder 6 Item 2

Portrait of Willoughby McGehee family (photographic print) [Handwritten on verso:] Fount, Lassie, + Anne McGehee, ca 1963-1968

Box 1 Folder 6 Item 3

Portrait of Essie Oliver McGehee by D.M. Marks of Fort Smith, Arkansas (photographic print), ca 1895-1905

Box 1 Folder 6 Item 4

Portrait of Essie Oliver McGehee (photographic print), ca 1950-1960

Box 1 Folder 6 Item 5

Portrait of Essie Oliver McGehee by McCann Photo Co. of Fort Smith, Arkansas (card-mounted photographic print), ca 1930-1940