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Jack Beck Bryan Papers

Identifier: SC 01171

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, a diary, and other material collected by Jack Beck Bryan related to his stay at a Citizens Military Training Camp (CMTC) at Camp Knox, Kentucky during the summer of 1925. Camp Knox officially changed its name to Fort Knox in 1932. The Citizen Military Trianing Camps allowed male citizens to obtain basic military training without any requirement to be called for active duty. Bryan writes to friends back home in New Philadelphia, Ohio pertaining to his daily life at camp, including going on a boat trips, shooting at the rifle range, and attending movies and dances. Also included in the collection is a diary that Bryan kept during his summer at Camp Knox; a pencil drawing of one of the officers at the camp, and a map showing the locations of all the Citizen Military Training Camps in the United States.


  • 1923-1935


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.02 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, October 2011. Accession 2011.614

Processing Information

This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.

Guide to the Jack Beck Bryan Papers
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository