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Object Name Scrapbook
Object ID 2014.023
Summary Consists of the contents of a scrapbook begun by Willis Earl Moss while deployed to Vietnam with the US Army in 1970-1971, and added to in the decades following his return to civilian life. The majority of the collection consists of photographs of Moss's family and friends, which he appears to have received while serving overseas. Many photographs are labelled with the names of those depicted.

Series 1: Autographs
Series 2: Photographs, Vietnam
Series 3: Photographs, Family
Series 4: Documents
Series 4 Folder 1: Documents, General
Series 4 Folder 2: Documents, re: Eulene Moss Conner

*Some photographs are labeled to "Uncle Wooley"; this seems to be Willis' nickname for his nieces and nephews.
Finding Aids Series 1: Autographs
Contains autographs and notes written on pages of scrapbook. Legible names: John Fell, James Stanley, Buz Hanes, Jeronomo, P-Nut, Shelia, Jessie, Ralph E. Mosley, Wayne Mosley, and Debbie.

Series 2: Photographs, Vietnam
Photographs of Willis, other soldiers, and Vietnamese friends/acquaintances; also, photographs of military base and equipment. Some labeled; legible names: Sgt. Fredrick Durgin, Y'ugen, Chico, and Tia "Tina" Leng Wong.

Series 3: Photographs, Family
Photographs of Willis and his family and friends. Some of the photographs appear to have been sent to Willis while he was stationed in Vietnam. Many are labeled. Legible names: Tammy Moss, Jerome Moss, Robert Moss, James Wendell "Tinker" Moss, Debra/Debbie, Michael Moss, Donna, Dwayne "P-Nut/Peanut" Moss, Ruby Moss, Vickie Moss, Roger [Moss?], William Moss, Boots Carter, Kris, Anna Lou Moss, Grandpa Moss, Sha'Nell, Melinda, Mary Louise and Debbie Silvers, Ricky [Moss?], Susie [Conner?], Unata Loftes, Dianne Grubb ("My First Love"), Adrey, Tom, Mary Jo [Moss?], Sam, [Christopher?], Brandy Jacobs, Douglas Moss, Gerald Moss, Rachel, Linda Silvers, Lisa Hutchions, Allen, and Kevin.

Series 4: Documents
Contains letters, paystubs, receipts, and financial and court records. Also includes newspaper articles about and a funeral program for Willis' sister, Eulene Moss Conner, who was shot to death in 1972.
Physical Description N/A.
Date 1970-1990
Creator Willis Earl Moss
Object History The scrapbook was donated to the West End Ministries Thrift Store, which donated it to the HPHS.
People Burnhart, Kathleene Moss
Conner, Eulene Moss
Maney, Anna Lou Moss
Moss, Brenda Elaine
Moss, Douglas Earl
Moss, Willian Dwayne "P-Nut"
Moss, Janie Marie
Moss, Larry Jerome
Moss, Samuel James
Moss, Vickie Marie
Moss, William Gerald
Moss, Willis Earl
Sharp, Tammy Lynn Moss
Simmons, Mary Jo Moss
Search Terms U.S. Army
Vietnam War
General: Military
Foster Brothers Manufacturing Company
Credit Line Gift of West End Ministries
Caption Front cover
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