Lipscomb University to Unveil Collection of POW Letters from WWII

Lipscomb University is planning to officially unveil a collection of prisoners of war letters from World War II.

The Tennessean ( ) reports the university is celebrating the Stribling Brock Letters collection at an event on campus Thursday.

The letters tell the story of German men who were held at a prison camp near Tennessee’s southern border during the war.

Almost 350 letters and photos are included in the collection, which will be housed in Lipscomb’s Beaman Library and displayed online.

Curtis Peters of Lawrenceburg donated the letters to the university this year. Peters’ sister-in-law had found the letters in the late 1980s.

The school gave German professor Charlie McVey a summer grant to research and translate the letters in time for the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.

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