Brigham D. Madsen, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, January 21, 2003: Saving the Legacy tape nos. 546 & 547

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Title Brigham D. Madsen, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, January 21, 2003: Saving the Legacy tape nos. 546 & 547
Alternative Title Brigham D. Madsen, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Madsen, Brigham D.
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2003-01-23
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, United States; Germany; Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, United States
Subject Madsen, Brigham D.--Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Germany--History--1945-1955; Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946--Personal narratives, American; College teachers--Utah--Biography; Historians--Utah--Biography; University of Utah--History
Keywords Military instructors; Training officers; Historians; Allied occupation of Germany
Description Transcript (58 pages) of an interview by Winston Erickson with Brigham D. Madsen on January 21, 2003. From tape numbers 546 and 547 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Madsen (b. 1914) was born in Magna, Utah. He discusses growing up in the railroad town of Pocatello, Idaho; schooling, family, and the Depression. He attended the University of Utah for two years, completed a LDS mission to the eastern central states and attended graduate school at Berkeley for two years, where he studied history. He was drafted in 1942 and took basic training at Camp Roberts in California. He attended OCS at Fort Benning, Georgia, and upon graduation was assigned as an instructor there. He was sent to Germany at the end of the war for occupation duty. He remained there for eight months, during which time he was assigned as the historian of the Third Army. He returned home in July 1946. Madsen returned to Berkeley to finish his PhD and joined the faculty at Brigham Young University. Later, he taught at Utah State University. He served as assistant director of training for the Peace Corps in Washington, DC, and as training director for VISTA. He returned to Utah as the Dean of the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Utah and served in several other administrative positions including Administrative Vice President, Director of the Marriott Library, and chair of the Department of History. He returned to a full-time faculty position in history before retiring from the University in 1984. Interviewed by Winston Erickson. 58 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 58 pages
Language eng
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; 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/s6pc54gb
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals (Germany : 1945-1946); College teachers; Historians
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1033940
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