Edward L. Hart, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, October 25th, 2001: Saving the legacy tape no. 294 and 295

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Title Edward L. Hart, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, October 25th, 2001: Saving the legacy tape no. 294 and 295
Alternative Title Edward L. Hart, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Hart, Edward L. (Edward LeRoy), 1916-2008
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2001-10-25
Date Digital 2015-09-16
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Spatial Coverage Washington, District of Columbia, United States; England, United Kingdom; Japan; Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States
Subject Hart, Edward LeRoy, 1916-2008--Interviews; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Veterans--Utah--Biography
Keywords Communications; Code breaking; Rhodes Scholarship
Description Transcript (58 pages) of an interview by Winston P. Erickson with Edward L. Hart on October 25th, 2001. This is from tape numbers 294 and 295 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Hart (b. 1916) describes growing up in a large family on a farm in Bear Lake County, Idaho. He attended the University of Utah, where he studied economics, poetry, and writing. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship which was suspended when Britain entered the war. He attended graduate school at the University of Michigan and received his MA in English in the summer of 1941. He enrolled in an intensive Japanese language course and was invited to enter a program sponsored by the US Navy. After being commissioned as a yeoman second class Hart was ordered to section Z of the communication annex in Washington, DC. He remained there until July 1945. Hart describes the facility, work, and culture of code breaking. After promotion to lieutenant junior grade he received orders to Pearl Harbor. He arrived the day the peace treaty was signed aboard the USS Missouri. Hart discusses warfare, life in Tokyo, civilian life in England, and various teaching positions at the University of Washington, Brigham Young University, University of California at Berkeley, and Arizona State. 58 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Cedar Gonzalez; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6f20xxh
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-11-19
ID 1023107
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6f20xxh
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