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Accession 435

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

4,000 pieces, 2.00 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The John Hammond Moore Papers consists of records and materials related to Dr. John Hammond Moore's literary career. Dr. Moore (1924-2017) was a Winthrop professor of History from 1962-1965. The vast majority of the papers relate to Dr. Moore’s book, The Faustball Tunnel, which is an account of the escape of 25 German prisoners of war from Papago Park Camp, Arizona, December 23, 1944. The papers include National Archives records of the military papers relating to the escape, correspondence concerning the book, and photographs used in the book. Also included in the papers are records, notes, documents, correspondence, maps, photographs, reviews, and manuscripts concerning Dr. Moore’s books, The Young Errol, which was about Errol Flynn’s life, and Over-Sexed, Over-Paid and Over Here, which was about Americans role in Australia during World War II. Within the John Hammond Moore papers there are also articles, both published and unpublished, that spanned topics other than those of Dr. Moore’s books.


The papers of John Hammond Moore, author and former history professor at Winthrop College, were received by the Archives and deposited on December 9, 1981 via John Presto.


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John Hammond Moore Papers - Accession 435

LC Subject Headings

Moore, John Hammond--Archives; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Faculty; History teachers--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Authors--South Carolina; Camp Papago Park (Ariz.); World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, American; Prisoners of war--Germany; Prisoners of war--United States; Flynn, Errol, 1909-1959