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Union Theological Seminary in Virginia


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William Knight Thompson collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 18.0010
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to U.S. Army Chaplain William Knight Thompson who served in New Guinea at Oro Bay and the Philippine Islands in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After active duty service, Thompson remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until his retirement with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1958. The collection includes photographs, documents, and ephemera. Many photographs include native peoples of New Guinea. Several unpublished photographs include actor Gary Cooper during his visit to Oro Bay, New Guinea in 1944.

Dates: Event: 1942-1989; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1968; Other: Date acquired: 2018-04-25