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A Guide to the Earl W. Edwards Papers

Finding aid created by Matt Kruse

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

April 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Edwards, Earl W.
Title: Earl W. Edwards Papers
Dates: 1935-1955
Abstract: A printed transcript of Colonel Earl W. Edwards' participation in World War II with the 22nd Infantry Regiment.
Extent: .01 Linear Feet. 1 Folder.
Identification: MSS 0429
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Colonel Earl W. Edwards, a graduate of Mississippi State University, served in the the U.S. Army from 1939-1962. He was a veteran of World War 2 serving in the 22nd Infantry Regiment landing at Utah Beach in France and fighting in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. Edwards served briefly as the head of the ROTC program at the University of Florida from 1946-1949. He later served as headmaster of Cruger-Tchula Academy from 1965-1973 and executive secretary of the Mississippi Private School Association. Earl Edwards died of Leukemia at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson at age 79.

Scope and Content

A printed transcript of Colonel Earl W. Edwards' life and service in the U.S. Army with the 22nd Infantry Regiment spanning the years 1935-1955. Also included is an obituary clipped from a newspaper.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Earl W. Edwards Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Armed Forces -- Officers -- Biography
Armed Forces--Military life
World War (1939-1945)

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