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Collection Number RG0818.AM
Collection Name RG0818 Kuehn, William Frank, 1918-2007
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 0.2 cu.ft.; 1 box
Title William F. Kuehn papers
Date or Date Span 1936-1987
Year Range from 1936
Year Range to 1987
Admin/Biographical History William Frank Kuehn was born on June 13, 1918, in Hastings, Nebraska. Educated in Hastings and Grand Island, he worked odd jobs in the year after he graduated from high school. In April of 1936 he secured a job with the Civilian Conservation Corps, first as a laborer, then a surveyor, and finally a company clerk. This employment took him from Fullerton and Hartington in Nebraska to Presho and Roubaix, South Dakota, until March of 1939. Mr. Kuehn died in Kansas City, Missouri on March 29, 2007.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection consists of papers of William Frank Kuehn, mostly relating to his involvement in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Nebraska and South Dakota. Included are photocopies of a diary (November 10, 1938 - February 8, 1939), newspaper articles, and Civilian Conservation Corps documents, a journal, Civilian Conservation Corps publications, miscellaneous materials, and a short autobiography.
Creator Kuehn, William Frank, 1918-2007
Finding Aids William F. Kuehn finding aid
Related units of description See the photo component [RG0818.PH] for photographs relating to Kuehn's career in the Civilian Conservation Corps and his service in World War II. Photographs from CCC camps at Hartington, Nebraska, and Presho, South Dakota, include views of gravel pits and the camp facilities. Two photographs show the Brown Fruit Company of Grand Island, Nebraska. Scenes in England, France, and Luxemborg are among the images from World War II.

The Nebraska History Museum holds various artifacts relating to Kuehn's service in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Not all artifacts are on display; researchers must call for an appointment before scheduling a visit.
People Kuehn, William Frank, 1918-2007
Search Terms Cedar County (Neb.) -- History
Civilian Conservation Corps
Fullerton (Neb.) -- History
Hartington (Neb.) -- History