M99-10 - DR. GREGORY J. W. URWIN COLLECTION

Dr. Greg Urwin was born in Cleveland, Ohio, July 11, 1955.  He graduated from Borromeo Seminary High School in1973 and received a Bachelor of Arts from Borromeo College of Ohio in 1977, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  He earned a Master of Arts degree fro John Carroll University in 1979, and a Master of Arts from Notre Dame in 1981.  He completed his doctoral dissertation on “The Defenders on Wake Island’ and consequently earned his Ph.D. from Notre Dame in 1984.

Dr. Urwin taught American History at Saint Mary of the Plains College prior to coming to UCA.  He began his teaching career at UCA in 1984 as Assistant Professor of History. In 1988 he was promoted to Associate Professor of History.  He was promoted to full Professor of History in 1994, and continued to teach at UCA until the summer of 1999.

After leaving UCA Dr. Urwin became Professor of History at Temple University.  He has authored many books on military history and was responsible for the creation of  the Blue-Gray Association.  He was very active in living history while teaching at UCA and the Blue-Gray Association was involved in many Civil War reenactments.

Dr. Urwin authored Custer Victorious:  The Civil War battles of General George Armstrong Custer; The United States Cavalry: An Illustrated History; The United States Infantry: An Illustrated History, 1775-1918; Wake Island in World War II:  An  Annotated Bibliography; Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island.

He has received the General Wallace M. Greene, Jr. Award, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Research Grant, The University of Central Arkansas Council Grant, and many other awards.

Arrangement

Series I – Personal Material

Box 1 – Personal, UCA Material, and Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission

Box 2 – Manuscript – Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, by G. J. W. Urwin

Box 3 – Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island by G. J. W. Urwin and Documentary Script “Wake Island Alamo of the Pacific”

Box 4 – Manuscript - Custer and His Time by G. J. W. Urwin

Box 5 – Manuscript - The U.S. Infantry 1750 – 1918 by G. J. W. Urwin

Series II - UCA Blue-Gray Association

Box 1 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Business-Financial Records

Box 2 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Business-Events

Box 3 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Events-Newsletters

Box 4 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Newsletters, Photographs, and Newspapers

 

Series 1

Box 1

File 1 – Biographical Material for Dr. Greg J. W. Urwin

File 2 – Quest of Quality, 1983-Goals for the 1980’s decade

File 3 – Political - Election Documents, 1984 & 1988

File 4 – UCA Department of Public Safety Traffic and Parking Regulations, 1991

File 5 – Arkansas Association of College History Teachers, (AACHT) Newsletters, Fall 1984-1988

File 6 – Tradition Transformation:  Five Year Report, 1993 - UCA’s 5-year report of Dr. Win Thompson’s Presidency

File 7 – Department of History Self-Assessment Study, Vol. I, Sept. 1993

File 8 – Department of History Self-Assessment Study, Vol. II, Sept 1993

File 9 – UCA Faculty Handbook, 1996

File 10- World War II at UCA, Sept. 6, 1996

File 11- Marine Corps. Heritage Foundation, 1998 Awards Ceremony, Oct. 23, 1998 (Recipient: Dr. Gregory J. W. Urwin Ph.D., of Gen. Wallace M. Greene, Jr. Award)

File 12- The Berlin Blockade and Airlift:  An Overview, by Robert M. Stockand Jr. American Military History, Section 1-A Dr. Urwin, May 18, 1998

File 13- UCA Undergrad Bulletin, 1998-2000

File 14- Misellaneous Newspaper Articles

File 15- Arkansas medal of Honor Commission-Proclamation and Legislation, Nov. 20, 1996

File 16- Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission-Appointment Papers, Jan. 1997

File 17- Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission-Correspondence (1997)

File 18- Maurice Lewis – State of Arkansas, Governors Commission on Veterans Affairs - Chairman of Medal of Honor Commission Executive Committee

File 19- Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission, Planning Committee (July 1997)

File 20- Arkansas Medal of Honor Recipient Citations

File 21- Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission, Seminar for State Board Members (November 19, 1997)

File 22- Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission Web Site Photos

File 23- Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission-Solicitation Letters

File 24- Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission-Meeting Notices and Minutes (1997-1998)

File 25- Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission-Stanley Russ Roast (July 24, 1998)

File 26- Arkansas Medal of Honor Recipients and Citation

File 27- Arkansas Medal of Honor Commission Memorial Design

File 28- A Capital Master Plan (August 1, 1997)

File 29- Arkansas History Research Data

File 30- Proclamation for “Arkansas Civil War Days” Signed by Governor Jim Guy Tucker and Posters (April 13, 1994)

End of Box 1

 

Series 1

Box 2

File 1 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 1 through 4, by Greg J. B. Urwin

File 2 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 5 through end, by Greg J. W. Urwin

File 3 – Manuscript for book Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, Part 1 and II, by Greg J. W. Urwin

File 4 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, part III and IV, by Greg J. W. Urwin

File 5 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Chapters 23-29, by Greg J. W. Urwin

File 6 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Bibliography, by Greg J. W. Urwin

File 7 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Index, by Greg  J. W. Urwin

File 8 – Manuscript The Wake Island Militia, By Greg J.W. Urwin

End of Box 2

 

Series 1

Box 3

File 1 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 3

File 2 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 8-10

File 3 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 11-12

File 4 - Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 13-14

File 5 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 15-16

File 6 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 17-18

File 7 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 19-20

File 8 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 21-22

File 9 – Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 23-24

File 10- Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 25-26

File 11- Manucript for Book Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 27-28

File 12- Manucript for Book Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, Chapter 29-30

File 13- Manuscript for Book Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, Epilogue

File 14- Script “Wake Island: Alamo of The Pacific” 2hr. Documentary, which Aired on the History Channel (June 2, 2003) based on the book Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island by Gregory J. W. Urwin

End of Box 3

 

Series I

Box 4

File 1 – Custer and His Times:  Book III - Correspondence (1984-1986)

File 2 – Custer and His Times: Book III – Correspondence (1987)

File 3 – Custer and His Times: Book III – Correspondence (1988)

File 4 – Custer and His Times: Series (1988)

File 5 – Custer and His Times: Part III

File 6 – Custer and His Times: Book III - Illustrations

End of Box 4

 

Series I

Box 5

File 1 – Manuscript for The United State Infantry, 1775-1918: an Illustrated History by Gregory J. W. Urwin with Color Illustrations by Darby Erd along with Newspaper Articles on the book

End of Box 5

End of Series I

 

Series II

Box 1

File 1 – UCA Blue-Gray Association Charter

File 2 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Logo’s & Advertising

File 3 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Advertisement, 1991-1997

File 4 – Information on the Confederate Flag

File 5 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Correspondence, 1987-1991

File 6 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Correspondence, 1992-1997

File 7 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Correspondence-Civil War Reenactments

File 8 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Correspondence-Meet Johnny Reb/Billy Yank, 1986-1988

File 9 – UCA Blue-Gray Association, Thank You, 1986-1989

File 10- Miller and Stark vs. Blue-Gray Association, Correspondence, 1994-1998

File 11- UCA Blue-Gray Association, Correspondence “Thank You”, 1996-1998

File 12- UCA Blue-Gray Association Event at Wooly Hollow State Park, September, 1990

File 13- UCA Blue-Gray Association Events, 1990

File 14- UCA Blue-Gray Association Events, 1992-1993

File 15- UCA Blue-Gray Association Events, 1993-1994

File 16- UCA Blue-Gray Association Events, 1994-1995

File 17- UCA Blue-Gray Association Events, 1997

File 18- UCA Blue-Gray Association Events, 1998

File 19- UCA Blue-Gray Association Financial Report, 1988-1999

File 20- UCA Blue-Gray Association Financial Report, “Meet Johnny Reb/ Billy Yank”, 1986-1988

File 21- UCA Blue-Gray Association Financial Report, 1990, 1992

File 22- UCA Blue-Gray Association Requests for Funding, 1987

File 23- UCA Blue-Gray Association Funds, 1988-1998

File 24- UCA Blue-Gray Association Handouts

File 25- UCA Blue-Gray Association Grant Possibilities

File 26- UCA Blue-Gray Association Grant Proposals

File 27- UCA Blue-Gray Association Grant Projects, 1997-1999

File 28- UCA Blue-Gray Association IRS and Reenacting

File 29- UCA Blue-Gray Association Weapons, Clothing and Equipment Inventory and Issue Records

File 30- Officers Non Commissioned Officers School (NCO)

End of Box 1

 

Series II

Box 2

File 1 – Authorizations to Possess Firearms, 1993

File 2 – Authorizations to Possess Firearms, 1994-1995

File 3 – Authorization to Possess Firearms, 1996-1999

File 4 –University Firearms Policy and Regulations

File 5 – UCA Blue-Gray Association Purchases, 1986-1989

File 6 – UCA Blue-Gray Association Purchases, 1990-1991

File 7 – UCA Blue-Gray Association Purchases, 1992

File 8 – UCA Blue-Gray Association Purchases, 1993

File 9 – UCA Blue-Gray Association Purchases, 1994

File 10- UCA Blue-Gray Association Purchases, 1995

File 11- UCA Blue-Gray Association Purchases, 1996

File 12- UCA Blue-Gray Association Purchases, 1997

File 13- UCA Blue-Gray Association Purchases, 1998-1999

File 14- UCA Blue-Gray Association Rosters

File 15- UCA Blue-Gray Association Student Forms, 1992-1993

File 16- Arkansas Reenactors Alliance

File 17- African Americans in Civil War

File 18- 33rd Iowa/First Arkansas, African Decent Unit Charters

File 19- 33rd Iowa Volunteer Information, Recruiting Poster Materials

File 20- 33rd Iowa Unit and Newsetter Addresses

File 21- Manuscripts:

1. We Cannot Treat Negro’s…As prisoners of War

2. Racial Atrocities and Reprisals in Civil War Arkansas (Written by Gregory J.W. Urwin)

File 22- Manuscript:  Our men are Determined Not to Take Negro Prisoners:  The Poison Spring Massacre by Gregory J. W. Urwin

File 23- Civil War Reenactment Information for Ladies

File 24- Battle of Norris Town, Russellville, 1995

File 25- Battalion Drill, Frontier Battalion

File 26- Civil War Reenactments and Symposiums

File 27- Fort Smith National Historic Site, Living History Encampment, 1995

File 28- Ft. Smith National Park Service Co-op Program

File 29- Arkansas Living History Society

File 30- Living History Program, Billy Yank/Johnny Reb, 1986-1988

File 31- UCA Blue-Gray Association Posters

File 32- Reenactment: “Occupation of the Old State House”

File 33- Reenactment: “Operation Knapsack”

File 34- Reenactment: “Operation Shoe leather”, 1995-1996

End of Box 2

 

Series II

Box 3

File 1 – Regulations for Civil War Reenactment:  Prairie Grove Battle Demonstration, 1990

File 2 – Regulations for Civil War Reenactment:  Prairie Grove Battle Demonstration, 1992

File 3 – UCA Blue-Gray Association School Presentations

File 4 – 1st Battalion Communications, Shiloh 1997

File 5 – Information on Shiloh Reenactment, 1997

File 6 – Shiloh Battalion, Brigade, Division Orders

File 7 – Shiloh Dispatches, Frontier Battalion

File 8 – Information on Vicksburg Reenactment, 1998

File 9 – Miscellaneous Items

File 10- Call to Duty, newsletter of the UCA Blue-Gray Association, 1989-1991

File 11- Call to Duty, newsletter of the UCA Blue-Gray Association, 1992-1994

File 12- Call to Duty, newsletter of the UCA Blue-Gray Association, 1995-1998

File 13- The Company Wag, newsletter 1988-1993

File 14- The Black Republican Magazine, Nov.-Dec. (no year given)

File 15- The Buck & Ball, newsletter 1995-1999

File 16- The Frontier Battalion, newsletter 1992-1999

File 17- Holme’s Brigade Dispatch, membership, 1990, 1992, 1995

File 18- Holme’s Brigade Dispatch, September 1986-October 1987

File 19- Holme’s Brigade Dispatch, February 1988-November 1988

File 20- Holme’s Brigade Dispatch, February 1989-October 1989

File 21- Holme’s Brigade Dispatch, January 1990-November 1990

File 22- Holme’s Brigade Dispatch, March/April 1991- August /September 1991

File 23- Holme’s Brigade Dispatch, January/April 1992-October/December, 1992

File 24- Holme’s Brigade Dispatch, March/April 1993-January 1996

File 25- Ladies, Nurses, and Spies, Vol. 1, No.1 October 8, 1990-Vol. 1, No. 3, November 5, 1990

File 26- Loyal Ladies’ Annunciator, July/August 1983-December 1985

File 27- Loyal Ladies’ Annunciator, December 1986-December 1987

File 28- Loyal Ladies’ Annunciator, January 1988-December 1988

File 29- Loyal Ladies’ Annunciator, January 1989-December 1989

File 30- Brochure – Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

File 31- Newsletter Strategic Visions Vol. 2 No. 2 September 2001 CENFAD (The Center For Study of Force and Diplomacy) Gregory J. W. Urwin Editor

End of Box 3

 

Series II

Box 4

File 1 – The Pathfinder, 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Newsletter (1994-1997)

File 2 – The Rammer and Shot, Newsletter (1993-1995)

File 3 – The Skirmish Line, Union Rifles’ Newsletter, (January 1986 and July/August 1988)

File 4 – 37th Illinois Infantry, Co. B. Newsletter (1993-1998)

File 5 – Trans-Mississippi Rifles Membership

File 6 – Trans-Mississippi Rifles Gazette, Vol. 5,  No. 7 – 12 (1987)

File 7 – Trans-Mississippi Rifles Gazette, Vol. 6, No. 1 – 12 (1988)

File 8 – Trans-Mississippi Rifles Gazette, Vol. 7,  No. 1-11 (1989)

File 9 – Trans-Mississippi Rifles Gazette, Vol. 8, No. 1-12 (1990)

File 10- Trans-Mississippi Rifles Gazette, Vol. 9. No. 1,2,4, and 6 – 12 (1991)

File 11- Trans-Mississippi Rifles Gazette, Vol. 10, No. 1 and 4 – 12 (1992)

File 12- Trans-Mississippi Rifles Gazette, Vol. 11, No. 1 – 5 and 7 – 11 (1993)

File 13- Trans-Mississippi Rifles Gazette, Vol. 12, No. 1 – 12 (1994)

File 14- Trans-Mississippi Rifles Gazette, Vol. 14, No. 1 – 3 and 5 – 12 (1995)

File 15- The Union Call, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter (1990)

File 16- The Union Standard, Newsletter (October 1993 – November 1996)

File 17- The Union Standard, Newsletter (March 1997 – May 1999)

File 18- Miscellaneous Civil War Re-enactor Newsletters

File 19- Photographs of the movie “Glory”

File 20- Photographs of the Blue/Gray Association of U.C.A.

File 21- Photographs from Re-enactment of Prairie Grove (1992)

File 22- UCA Blue-Gray Association Photographs and Copies

File 23- UCA Blue-Gray Association Newspaper Clippings, (1989-1998 and Undated)

End of Box 4

End of Series II

End of Collection