The lost generation: World War I poetry selected from the Donald Thomas War Poetry Collection

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Donald Lee Thomas was born in Dallas, Texas in 1943. Before graduating high school he enlisted, at age 17, in the U.S. Navy, serving several tours of duty before being ordered to Vietnam in 1968. There he served as part of Medical Unit Self-Contained Transportable ONE, a joint Navy and Marine Corps crew which operated an experimental infl atable hospital with jet turbine engines. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat “V” for his service in Vietnam. In 1972 Mr. Thomas graduated with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Texas and ... continued below

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i, 32 p. : col. ill.

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Donald Lee Thomas was born in Dallas, Texas in 1943. Before graduating high school he enlisted, at age 17, in the U.S. Navy, serving several tours of duty before being ordered to Vietnam in 1968. There he served as part of Medical Unit Self-Contained Transportable ONE, a joint Navy and Marine Corps crew which operated an experimental infl atable hospital with jet turbine engines. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat “V” for his service in Vietnam.
In 1972 Mr. Thomas graduated with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Texas and briefly joined the library faculty of the University of Arizona before being accepted for commissioning in the Navy Medical Service Corp in 1973. In his first commissioned position as Assistant Chairman of the Educational Resources Department at the Naval Medical Center of Bethesda, Maryland his duties included management of the professional library.
Mr. Thomas retired from the Navy in 1986 to pursue his interest in librarianship. He served in faculty librarian positions at Baylor Health Science Library and Texas A&M University before taking an administrative position with the Harris County Public Library System where he has responsibility for Financial Services to 26 libraries.
The University of North Texas Libraries acquired the Donald Thomas War Poetry Collection in 2015. The collection contains over 900 volumes focusing on war poetry, specifically English and American poetry related to World War I. Although the collection includes many well-known poets, the strength of the collection is in work produced by lesser-known poets which were less frequently collected by libraries and difficult if not impossible to find today. During the 40 years Mr. Thomas has been a collector he has established relationships with booksellers overseas and become quite adept at finding
“hidden treasures” which others might overlook.
The War Poetry Collection is a significant resource for scholars, as well as a wonderful tool for education and instruction. All the volumes included in this exhibit were drawn from the Donald Thomas War Poetry Collection.

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i, 32 p. : col. ill.

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This catalog was created in conjunction with an exhibition in the University of North Texas Special Collections reading room which took place January 17, 2017–May 11, 2017.
All books in this exhibit are a part of the Donald Thomas War Poetry Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections. The University of North Texas Libraries’ Special Collections department collects and preserves rare and unique materials for research, study and exhibition. Students, faculty and the public are welcome to access collections and view special exhibits in the Judge Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room of Willis Library. Please visit our website or contact us to inquire about collections or research opportunities:
Web: http://www.library.unt.edu/special-collections. Email: specialcollections@unt.edu Phone: (940) 565-2769.

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University of North Texas Libraries, Special Collections. The lost generation: World War I poetry selected from the Donald Thomas War Poetry Collection, book, 2017; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1036513/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .