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Milton Klein Photograph Collection

Identifier: H003-79

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of the China-Burma-India Theater taken by Dr. Milton Klein durning his service with the United States Army Air Corps 14th Air Force.


  • 1940 - 1945


Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Milton Klein was born August 15, 1917 in New York City. He studied history at The City College of New York and during World War II was stationed with the United States Army Air Corps 14th Air Force in the China-Burma-India Theater. After the war, Dr. Klein remained with the United States Air Force Reserve, and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Dr. Klein had a number of teaching jobs, before joining the faculty at the University of Tennessee in 1969. He received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and retired from official duties in 1985. He continued to serve as the University of Tennessee's historian. Dr. Klein passed away June 10, 2004 in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Campus News, "Funeral Services Sunday and Monday for Milton Klein." [Online] 03 May 2018.


0.2 Linear Feet (One half-size manuscript box.)


Dr. Milton Klein (1917-2004) was a professor of American History at the University of Tennessee. He also served with the 14th Air Force in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Dr. Klein remained in the United States Air Force Reserve and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Series Description

The collection arrived in poor condition and was initially processed with only a container list as description. Due to a change of the content management system, further description proved to be necessary.

Provenance Statement

The Milton Klein Photograph Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Milton Klein on 1979-07-01.

Additional Sources

Dr. Milton Klein's personal papers are in the custody of The University of Tennessee Library Special Collections Department.

Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, series, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example: 5MKP-1-1-PC1

5 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)

MKP = Milton Klein Photograph Collection

= Series Number

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

C = Color

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

Note to the Researcher

Materials are in good condition.

Guide to the Milton Klein, 1917-2004
Thomas Allen, PhD, CA
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Thomas Allen, PhD, CA. 2018-05-22. Second revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2020-11-17.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-05-03: 1st revision was a migration to ArchivesSpace by Thomas Allen.
  • 2020-11-17: 2nd revision was an update of subject terms and other style elements of the finding aid by Patrizia Nava, CA.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository

3020 Waterview Pkwy
Suite 11.206
Richardson Texas 75080 US