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Cindy Kempkes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0623

Scope and Contents

The Cindy Kempkes Papers date from 1979-2013 with the bulk from 1979. The majority of the items are photographs and U.S. military manuals. There is also an Ammendment to the H.R. 1960 involving the exposure of the residents of Fort McClellan to toxic chemicals.

Dates

  • 1979 - 2013

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical Note

Cindy Kempkes (b.1958) of Yonkers, New York served as a bio-environmental specialist and health inspector in the United States Army from 1979-1996. She was stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama where she, along with the others stationed there, was unknowingly exposed to toxic chemicals. During her military service, Kempkes was also stationed at Fort Sam,Texas and Fort Knox, Kentucky. She also did training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

Extent

1.17 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Cindy Kempkes (b.1958) of Yonkers, New York served as a bio-environmental specialist and health inspector in the United States Army from 1979-1996. She was stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama where she, along with the others stationed there, was unknowingly exposed to toxic chemicals. During her military service, Kempkes was also stationed at Fort Sam,Texas and Fort Knox, Kentucky. She also did training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

The collection contains photographs, maps, manuals, and an amendment concerning chemical exposure in the military.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Brandi Mauldin, 2018.
Title
Cindy Kempkes Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Brandi Mauldin
Date
03/28/2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
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