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Inventory of the Kenneth Knox Collection D-547
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Description
The Kenneth Knox Collection documents the trials of fifteen German Prisoners of War (POW) convicted of murdering four fellow prisoners: Johannes Kunze, Werner Drechsler, Hans Geller, and Horst Gunther in 1945. The collection also includes materials from Kenneth Knox's personal life. The collection contains trial transcripts, historic photographs of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, signed confessions of the fourteen POWs, Army discharge papers and certificates of training for Mr. Knox, personal correspondence between Mr. Knox and various business partners, and newspaper articles relating to his research. Knox was particularly interested in secondary sources related to United States Military Barracks history and procedure as well as Holocaust and Far-Right idealogy.
Background
Kenneth Ray Knox was born on December 5th, 1947 in Wyndotte, Michigan. When Mr. Knox was young, his parents separated and he lived in a private orphanage in Texas until he was seventeen. After he left the orphanage, he lived with his mother for a year and then enlisted in the United States Army. He remained with the Army for the duration of his professional career. Mr. Knox worked as an Army Military Police and Correctional Supervisor, United States Army Recruiter, Chief Physical Security Inspector, and a Sandblaster for the Sacramento Army Depot. He retired after 25 years of service.
Extent
5.0 linear feet.
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, University of California, Library, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.