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Edward J. Cavanary collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-05.0036

Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Edward J. Cavanary who served in the U.S. Army as an Adjutant in the 7th Field Hospital during WWII. This collection contains a photographic copy of a scrapbook, as well as photographs, postcards, playbills, letters, ticket stubs, flyers, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, drawings, maps and a book of  true experiences of members of the 7th Field Hospital written by John Kidda and Fred Marston.


  • 1943-2005


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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

Edward J. Cavanary Jr. was born January 20, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan. His parents were Edward J. Cavanary Sr. and Rhea Natalie Owens. During WWII, Cavanary served in the U.S. Army as an Adjutant in the 7th Field Hospital. Cavanary was stationed in the U.S. for a short period of time before being sent overseas to Europe where he served in Ireland, Wales, England, France, Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia. Cavanary later received the Bronze Star Medal for his service. From 1961 to 1981, Cavanary taught art and art history for the Birmingham, Michigan public school system. In 1962, Cavanary married Charlotte Kasperowicz and they later moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1993. Cavanary eventually passed away at the age of 90 on May 31, 2009.


2 boxes (2 boxes located in general collection)

Edward J. Cavanary collection
Sara Underwood
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository