Roy M. Wheat Papers (AM14-17)
6 various size boxes of files, clippings, booklets, audio and visual media in no precise order. In September 2014, the boxes were gone through as a rough preliminary sorting and re-boxing (i.e., keeping whatever appeared to be the order of the contents).
Noncirculating; available for research.
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- Creation: circa 1969s-2000s
6 Cubic Feet
Box 1: American Flag flown at a memorial; artistic stylized death of a soldier sketches used in a documentary; 1992 DVD (“Roy Wheat & Green Fields”); 2004 Memorial Highway dedication material; 2003 material on USMC Ship naming for Roy Wheat. Box 2: Roy Wheat Letters (129 “copies” – several sets in brown envelops, including fully typed transcripts – need to compare to M265); U.S. Government and Navy/USMC records from 1960s related to Roy’s death as KIA and Medal of Honor (including his entire service record); copies of material related to events honoring Roy Wheat in 1990s (e.g., memorials, etc.); copies of photographs of Roy and his family; 9 envelopes of color prints & negatives related to memorial events; 2004 Memorial Highway dedication material; 2004 Hattiesburg Post Office naming material; 7th Marine Division history; Wheat family and friends letters (some copies; some only copy); 6 tape recordings (1 has Roy’s voice; other 5 are for the film documentary); material on Moving Wall (Vietnam Veterans Memorial) when at Perkinston campus; letters to/from Charles Sullivan. Box 3: File on USMC Ship naming for Roy Wheat; several files on making the documentary film; Hattiesburg Post Office naming material; copies of letters from/to or about Roy; flag of South Vietnam (in good shape); letters to/from Charles Sullivan. Box 4: Mississippi Vietnam War memorial material; copies of photographs of Roy; USMC ship and Hattiesburg Post office naming files and material (including MS U.S. Congressman Taylor); press clippings, 1960s-2000s; letters to/from Charles Sullivan. Box 5: Material on Moving Wall (Vietnam Veterans Memorial) when at Perkinston campus (see Box 2 also). Box 6: Material related to documentary film “Roy Wheat & Willie McBride” (see also “documentary” in above boxes).
- Sullivan, Charles L., 1942- (Person)