Earl Ray Zinn Papers, 1910-1975 A&M.3040

Earl Ray Zinn Papers, 1910-1975 A&M.3040


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West Virginia and Regional History Center

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Morgantown, WV 26506-6069
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Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center

Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.3040
Title
Earl Ray Zinn Papers1910-1975
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/695
Quantity
2.1 Linear Feet Summary: 2 ft. 1/2 in. (3 document cases, 5 in. each); (3 small flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (1 oversize folder, 1/2 in.)
Creator
Zinn, Earl Ray
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, photos, postcards and memorabilia of a school teacher of White Days Creek and of his wife, Mary Corrothers Zinn. Most of the collection consists of correspondence and photos of Zinn's career in the U. S. Army during World War I. Zinn worked as a math school teacher and as a census taker in the Fetterman District of Taylor County. He spent the war in training at Camp Knox, West Point, KY in Battery E., 70th. Field Artillery Brigade, and he discusses in the letters the daily activities of his unit. There are also photos in uniform and copies of the military records of Earl Zinn and of his grandfather, Sailor Michael Zinn. Sailor Zinn was a member of the 14th. WV Inf. during the Civil War. He was captured and died in the infamous Confederate prison camp in Georgia of Andersonville. There is also a 19th century photo album and loose pictures of the Steele, Arnett & Sanders families of Monongalia County who are related to Mrs. Earl R. Zinn.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 3040, Earl Ray Zinn Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Kentucky
  • Monongalia County (W. Va.)
  • Photography
  • Taylor County (W. Va.)
  • Teachers
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
  • United States. Army
  • World War, 1914-1918

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Kentucky
  • Monongalia County (W. Va.)
  • Taylor County (W. Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons