Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- 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
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The Willoughby Fountain McGehee Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department by Ellen Compton of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on April 14, 2017.
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.
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||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
END OF COLLECTION