Joseph W. Fairfield [RG0983.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0983.AM:  Joseph W. Fairfield, 1935-2007

Recollections and research:  1944-1978
Bridgeport, Morrill County, Nebraska:  Researcher
Size:  0.25 cu.ft.

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born at Minatare, Nebraska, on September 24, 1935, Joseph W. Fairfield attended Minatare High School.  Fairfield served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  Following the war, Fairfield returned to Nebraska and lived at Bridgeport.  Joseph W. Fairfield died at Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on February 3, 2007.  He is buried in East Lawn Cemetery at Minatare, Nebraska.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one folder of recollections and news stories, 1944-1978, relating to the Scottsbluff and Bridgeport, Nebraska prisoner-of-war camps, 1944-1946. The bulk of the material consists of recollections by former camp employees and area residents, and contemporary newspaper accounts regarding the German and Italian prisoners-of-war interned at the camps.  These materials were gathered by Joseph W. Fairfield of Bridgeport, Nebraska.

Note: Several photographs of the Scottsbluff POW camp were transferred to the Photo Room.

INVENTORY

Folder

  1. Historical data, Scottsbluff and Bridgeport, POW Camps

 

Subject headings:

Bridgeport (Nebraska) — History
Fairfield, Joseph W., 1935-2007
Prisoners of war — Nebraska
Scottsbluff (Nebraska) — History


Revised TMM       04-25-2007

Become a Member!

Our members make history happen.

Join Now

You May Also Enjoy

She Didn’t Know She Was a Statue

She Didn’t Know She Was a Statue

Neligh Mill at 150

Neligh Mill at 150

1889 New Year’s Day Eclipse

1889 New Year’s Day Eclipse

About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

Upcoming Events

View our new and upcoming events to see how you can get involved.

Become a Member

The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans.

Listen to our Podcast

Listen to the articles and authors published in the Nebraska History Magazine with our new Nebraska History Podcast.

Nebraska Collections

History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.

Our YouTube Video Collection

Get a closer look at Nebraska's history through your own eyes, with our extensive video collections.

Additional Research Resources

History Nebraska Research and Reference Services help connect you to the material we collect and preserve.

Support History Nebraska
Make a cash donation to help us acquire, preserve, and interpret Nebraska’s history. Gifts to History Nebraska help leave a legacy and may help your taxes, too! Support the work of History Nebraska by donating to the History Nebraska Foundation today.

Volunteers are the heroes of History Nebraska. So much history, so little time! Your work helps us share access to Nebraska’s stories at our museums and sites, the reference room, and online.