Tiffany Williams papers, 1893-1986.

About the Collection 

 This collection was donated by Sam P. Williams, the son of Tiffany Williams, in 1986 and consists of Williams's reminiscences of his experiences as a military officer in the Philippine Constabulary stationed in the mountain district of North Central Luzon, particularly his essay Spear and bolo interlude (68 [i.e., 72] p., typescript with holograph corrections); of his employment by the Standard-Vacuum Oil Company of New York in the South China Division, including an essay and a report describing the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in 1941 and his subsequent six-month imprisonment at the internment camp on Stanley Peninsula; and of a childhood friendship with a black man, accused, tried, convicted, and hung for the murder of a white policeman in Booneville, Missouri.


The Papers also include documents (diploma, commission papers, passport, etc.), military memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and a large collection of photos, chiefly depicting military camps and native inhabitants of Luzon.
Biography/History: American soldier and businessman, graduate of Kemper Military School (1914), commissioned officer in the Philippine Constabulary (1914-17), marketing assistant, assistant manager, and manager in the South China Division of Standard-Vacuum Oil Company (1917-42), and major in U. S. Army during W. W. II.
Note: In part, photocopies.
Gift of Sam P. Williams, 1986.

1 box, 277 items.

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