This scrapbook contains materials from multiple men who served during World War II. It was compiled by Lawrence P. Harper, son of Clio Armitage Harper, in an effort to preserve memories of his father’s World War II service. The first portion of the scrapbook is comprised of C. A. Harper’s materials, while the second half is materials from other servicemen. Contents include reproductions of photographs, newspaper clippings, soldiers’ reminiscences, and ephemera. These items cover service throughout World War II in numerous locations including, but not limited to, Casablanca, Algiers, Pompeii, Naples, Paris, Omaha Beach, Norway, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, China, Calcutta, Manilla, Okinawa, and Korea. Other servicemen whose items are featured in this scrapbook include Colonel Robert H. Baker, Lieutenant Gus Blass II, Lieutenant Martin John Borchert, Colonel Francis M. Coates, Thomas E. Darragh, Lieutenant Floyd H. Fulkerson, Jr., Theodore Joseph Hiegel, Joe Hurst, Andrew Hamilton Lander, Sidney A. Newcomb, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Newell, Second Lieutenant Edward N. Penick, Lieutenant William F. Rector, Samuel Carson Rowland II, Colonel James I. Teague, Major William Lee Tedford, Colonel David D. Terry, Jr., William L. Terry, Major Everett Tucker, Jr., Frank E. Wait, Fay O. Wardlaw, Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. Wilson, and Charles Murrelle Watkins.
Clio Armitage (C.A.) Harper was born to journalist Clio Harper and Zella Armitage Harper on June 24, 1905. A native of Harrison, Arkansas, C.A. Harper married Eleanor Grace Purifoy of El Dorado, Arkansas, on March 29, 1928. They had two sons, Dr. C. Armitage Harper, Jr. and Lawrence P. Harper, and one daughter, Harriet Harper Baker. C.A. Harper was a long time resident of Little Rock. Like his father, C.A. Harper was involved in journalism in Arkansas. Press organizations he was associated with include, but are not limited to, Democrat Printing and Lithographing Company, Parke-Harper Company Printers and Publishers, the Arkansas Almanac Company, and Pioneer Press. Harper served in the U.S. Army during World War II and achieved the rank of Colonel. Harper was a graduate of both the University of Arkansas and Harvard University, served as parliamentarian of the state House of Representatives. He was a member of the Magnolia Masonic Lodge, the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Little Rock, and Christ Episcopal Church where his funeral was held. He is interred at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Document, 8.5" x 11"
WWII Scrapbook compiled by Lawrence P. Harper, MS.000811
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
WWII Scrapbook compiled by Lawrence P. Harper, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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