Minnesota Military Museum Archives

Clarence L. Warner Papers Edit


Mss 13


  • 1940 – 1950 (Creation)


  • .37 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    2 archival boxes and 269 photographs



  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Shirley Warner [Daughter of creator] (Accession No. 2013.37)

  • Access to Materials

    Materials in this collection are available for patron use.

  • Copyright Notice

    The Minnesota Military Museum does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the Minnesota Military Museum Archives and Special Collections are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Clarence L. Warner Papers, Mss 13, Archives and Special Collections, Minnesota Military Museum.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Chad Conrady in January 2015

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection comprises of the personal papers and photographs during the periods of time Clarence L. Warner was in the Conservation Corps and in the United States Military. The largest series of the collection is the photographs, which were taken mostly when Clarence served in the Army during World War Two, showing the periods when he was undergoing military training through to the occupation of Germany. The collection is organized into 5 series based on type and subject.

    Series 1: Army, 1943 – 1946 Series 2: Student Pilot Certificates, 1947 Series 3: National Guard, 1948 – 1950 Series 4: Lyrics, undated Series 5: Photographs, circa 1942 - 1948

  • Biographical / History Note

    Clarence L. Warner was born in McKinley County, Wisconsin on June 16, 1923. His family move to the Brainerd area in 1931, and at the age of 17 he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. Through this program he received instruction at East Lake, Minnesota in metal working, painting, and truck driving. Clarence was discharged from the Civilian Conservation Corps on January 19, 1942. In March 1943, he enlisted in the U. S. Army and was assigned to the 1033rd Guard Squadron based in Tullahoma, Tennessee. During the war, he served in France and Germany with Company A, 505th Military Police Battalion. After the conclusion of hostilities, the 505th Military Police Battalion was assigned to serve as garrison of Vienna. On February 26, 1946 Clarence Warner left France to return to the United States. On March 13, 1946 he was discharged from the U.S. military. In May 1947 Clarence joined the Minnesota National Guard with the 194th Tank Battalion until his discharge from the National Guard in 1950. At the time of his discharge he worked as a car-man with the Northern Pacific Railroad Company.