Texas Tech University
Skip to main content

Frederick J. Kevetter Collection (2702) Finding Aid

Item Number: 27020000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately three quarters of a linear foot of correspondence from Frederick J. Kevetter, an Air Force chaplain at Nakhon Phanom Air Force Base in Thailand in 1966. He wrote the letters to his family: his wife and six children. They discuss his day to day operations as a chaplain. They were given to the archive by Golda Anne Leonard, Frederick Kevetter's daughter.

Dates

  • 25 June 2015
  • Other: 01 January 1966
  • Other: Majority of material found within 01 January 1966 to 31 December 1966

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Kevetter was born on August 7, 1924 near Kansas City, Missouri. After high school he joined the Army, went through Officer Training, and then trained as a bombardier navigator. After WWII he returned home and then graduated from William Jewell College. While he was at college he converted and decided to become a Southern Baptist Minister. He entered New Orleans Theological Seminary and completed his degree in 1952. He joined the Air Force as a Chaplain as soon as he completed his Ministerial degree. On January 1, 1966, he left for Nakhon Phanom Air Force Base in Thailand. After his return he remained in the Air Force until 1970 or 1971, and worked with MIA and POW wives during his tour in North Carolina.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.75
Pages
1
Location(s)
D006.3A, Individual Oversize
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D006.3 ]]
  • Box 2 Oversize: [2 Oversize] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D180.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Letters to wife Nancy Kevetter January 9 - February 8, 1966
  • Letters to wife Nancy Kevetter February 10 - March 16, 1966
  • Letters to wife Nancy Kevetter March 18 - April 17, 1966
  • Letters to wife Nancy Kevetter April 21 - May 29, 1966
  • Letters to wife Nancy Kevetter May 31 - July 12, 1966
  • Letters to wife Nancy Kevetter August 16 - November 11, 1966 and undated
  • Letters to Kevetter family May 4 - August 20, 1966
  • Letters to Kevetter family August 21 - October 16, 1966
  • Letters to Kevetter family October 16 - November 15, 1966
  • Letters to Kevetter family November 22 - December 11, 1966 and undated
  • Letters to son Robert Kevetter June - August, 1966
  • Letters to daughters February 1966
  • Letters to children 1966
  • Letters to sister Mary 1966
  • Letters to folks 1966
  • Letters received about birth of daughter November 2, 1965 - January 7, 1966
  • Postcards sent to family January 4 - October 11, 1966
  • Change of station order November 20, 1966
  • Box 2 Oversize
  • Thai newspaper clipping and account ledger

Pub Credit Line
27020000000, Frederick J. Kevetter Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 25 Jun 2015 [Updated: 25 Jun 2015]