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Finding Aid for the Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr. Collection (MUM01748)

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The Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr. Collection is open for research. Photographs from this collection are stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using these photographs must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

Finding Aid for the Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr. Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01748/
Title: Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr. Collection
Dates: 1942-2008
Collector: Gibbs, Tyrus C., 1921-
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.209 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01748
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English, Dutch
Abstract: The collection contains photographs and items related to Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr. who served as a pilot during World War II.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Received from Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr. in 2009

Processing Information

Collection processed by Stephanie McKnight, June 2009. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, October 2011.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Gibbs, Tyrus C., 1921-
Veterans -- United States
Prisoners of war -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial works
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American


Formats

photographs
clippings (information artifacts)
military records


Biographical Note

Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr. served in the United States Air Force as a pilot during World War II. While flying over Belgium, his plane was shot down and he was taken by the German military as a prisoner of war.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains copies of photographs, a copy of a POW record and other ephemera.


User Information

Preferred Citation

Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr. Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr. Collection is open for research. Photographs from this collection are stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using these photographs must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Separated Material

The following title has been removed from the collection and cataloged:

Chronicles of Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr.: The War Years, World War II, by Tyrus C. Gibbs, Sr.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in chronologically and by subject.


Container List

Folder 1.1 Copy of Tyrus C. Gibbs’s German POW record, 2 February 1945
Folder 1.2 Copy of photograph (unidentified serviceman)
Folder 1.3 Copy of escape picture, taken in England, August 1944
Folder 1.4 Contrails and Propwash: The Eighth Air Force Historical Society-MS Chapter, Vol. 18 No. 1; March 2008
Folder 1.5 Newspaper article, “Spiegeltje als aandenken aan oorlogsjaren”
Folder 1.6 Copy of photo album with description of pictures
Folder 1.7 Photographs
Restrictions: Photographs transferred to cold storage