SHEPPARD, WILLIAM L., 1923-2004.
William L. and Ann Chapman Sheppard papers, circa 1910-1970

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/dwj4d

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sheppard, William L., 1923-2004.
Title: William L. and Ann Chapman Sheppard papers, circa 1910-1970
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1254
Extent: 6 linear ft. (6 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of William L. and Ann Chapman Sheppard including correspondence, photographs, and printed material relating to the Sheppard family and especially to William's service in the Navy.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2012.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], William L. and Ann Chapman Sheppard papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

William Lester "Shep" Sheppard (1932-2004) was born in Greensboro, Georgia. He married Ann Chapman (1924-2011), also of Greensboro, in 1944. William spent thirty-one years in the Navy, rising to the level of Commander. He was stationed in the Pacific during World War II and later served as Naval Attaché for the United States Embassy in Oslo, Norway.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the papers of William L. and Ann Chapman Sheppard and their family from circa 1910-1970. The papers include correspondence, photographs, legal documents, military records, yearbooks and school papers, certificates, maps, and pamphlets. The bulk of the collection is correspondence written between 1945-1954 when William was stationed in the Pacific during World War II and later when he served as Naval Attaché in Oslo, Norway. Military records include naval yearbooks and promotion certificates as well as records pertaining to William's work at the Embassy in Norway. Included are programs and documents related to Ann's work with the Women's Missionary Union. The collection also includes yearbooks and school papers belonging to a variety of family members, as well as many family photographs.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 Military records, legal records, financial records, and school papers
2 Photographs, scrapbook, genealogy, Women Missionary Union records
3 Yearbooks, school newsletters
4 Correspondence
5 Correspondence, maps
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