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Charles W. Matthews papers

 Collection
Identifier: US-85-09

Scope and Content

Development plans and reports created by Charles W. Matthews for Harrison County, West Virginia and Madison, Wisconsin.

Dates

  • 1939-1970

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research, but is stored in offsite storage. Please contact the Archives and Rare Books Library to make an appointment prior to your visit by phone: 513-556-1959 or email archives@ucmail.uc.edu

Biography of Charles W. Matthews

Charles W. Matthews was an Army officer during World War II and an engineer. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he received a graduate degree in planning. He served as a base signal officer at Roswell, New Mexico, before being sent to Europe as a member of General Patton's Third Army. Matthews was a civil affairs attachment commander in England, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg during the Battle of Bulge. One of his duties included evacuating civilians from towns and villages during battles and relocating them to safer areas. He is credited with saving thousands of lives. After the Battle of the Bulge, Matthews served as a military government detachment commander in Bavaria, Germany. During his service, Matthews rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, received four campaign medals, and a Purple Heart.

After the war, Matthews moved to Cincinnati where he was principal associate in Ladislas Segoe & Associates engineering firm. After 20 years with that firm, he opened his own consultant business and worked with firms in West Virginia, Michigan, and Ohio. He retired in 1975 and passed away in 1988

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Overview

Development plans and reports created by Charles W. Matthews.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged by subject matter.

Physical Location

ARB - SWORD (Off-site storage)
Title
Finding aid for the Charles W. Matthews papers
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books staff
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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