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- Burtness, Paul S.
- Ober, Warren U.
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2 cm of textual records. - 1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
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Paul S. Burtness was a professor at Northern Illinois University when, along with Warren U. Ober, he began researching the events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor and the war in the Pacific. Both men are U.S. Navy Veterans of World War II. Letters were written to a number of prominent military figures who were in power either at the time of the attack or shortly after America entered into the conflict. The letters, and subsequent research, have lead to a variety of publications over a fifty year period. (From GA 261 and http://english50th.uwaterloo.ca/faculty/profiles/WOber.html).
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Dr. Warren Ober (b. 1925) is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Ober came to Waterloo in 1965 from Northern Illinois University when he accepted the position of Chair of English, and retired in 1994. He has written, or collaborated on, works about Keats, Wordsworth, Alice Munro, Thomas Crofton Croker, William Blake, and Pearl Harbor.
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Series is comprised of correspondence between Paul S. Burtness and Warren U. Ober and others, primarily military figures associated with the U.S. Forces during World War II, and in specific those who had knowledge of the event surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor. The letters were received during the course of research by Burtness and Ober into the events of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which ultimately culminated in their book "The Puzzle of Pearl Harbor." Includes ms. and ts. letters from generals, admirals and lieutenants as well as a Pearl Harbor historian and the secretary to John F. Kenndy. Details about the correspondence are listed at the file level.
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