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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0983.AM:  Joseph W. Fairfield, 1935-2007



Recollections and research:  1944-1978

Bridgeport, Morrill County, Nebraska:  Researcher

Size:  0.25 cu.ft.



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born at Minatare, Nebraska, on September 24, 1935, Joseph W. Fairfield attended Minatare High School.  Fairfield served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  Following the war, Fairfield returned to Nebraska and lived at Bridgeport.  Joseph W. Fairfield died at Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on February 3, 2007.  He is buried in East Lawn Cemetery at Minatare, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder of recollections and news stories, 1944-1978, relating to the Scottsbluff and Bridgeport, Nebraska prisoner-of-war camps, 1944-1946. The bulk of the material consists of recollections by former camp employees and area residents, and contemporary newspaper accounts regarding the German and Italian prisoners-of-war interned at the camps.  These materials were gathered by Joseph W. Fairfield of Bridgeport, Nebraska.



Note: Several photographs of the Scottsbluff POW camp were transferred to the Photo Room.



INVENTORY



Folder




  1. Historical data, Scottsbluff and Bridgeport, POW Camps



 



Subject headings:



Bridgeport (Nebraska) — History

Fairfield, Joseph W., 1935-2007

Prisoners of war — Nebraska

Scottsbluff (Nebraska) — History



 



Revised TMM       04-25-2007