YORK, ALVIN C.
RECORDINGS AND EPHEMERA
.3 l.f. including
4 audio tapes (TTA-0217 A-D)
2 photograph print copies
1 hymn book with signature
April 1942-March 1952
These recordings are restricted from
all commercial use without expressed permission of the
Forty-four (44) instantaneous discs
were loaned to the Center for preservation copying by the Alvin C. York
Historic Site through Dr. Michael E. Birdwell of the Tennessee Technological
University History Department in April, 1997. The two photo copy prints and the
hymn book were donated at the same time.
Alvin C. York (1887-1964), soldier,
was born in Pall Mall, Tennessee, was raised a conscientious objector but
ironically earned nation-wide fame as a World War I hero for single-handedly
killing 25 Germans and capturing 132. His life was spent bringing schools and
public services to his home community.
Scope and Content:
reel-to-reel audio tape transfers (4 hours) of instantaneous discs (home
recordings or acetates), recorded between April 1942 and March 1952,
documenting the music of the
Included with the donation are a
sacred song book with Alvin York's signature, and two copy prints of photos of
Audio tapes are filed by tape number with other archival audio-visual materials. The song book (Perfect Hearts, 1947) is among the sacred song books in the stacks and accessible through the database. The two photos are in the manuscripts section and filed by accession number.