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Gary Alonzo Barranger


Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

John Cigarros Box

Identifier: SC 01655
Scope and Contents

Perforated but unfolded box that was meant to hold 10 Cuban cigarettes. The brand is "John" and features a well dressed dark skinned Cuban striking a match to light a cigarette held in his mouth.

Dates: circa 1900

Junior to Parents Letter

Identifier: SC 01505
Scope and Contents

Letter from son to parents about life in the army in Germany. Mentions looting and keeping German pistols and swords.

Dates: 1945 April 15

Lee Johansen Letters

Identifier: SC 01365
Dates: 1970-1971

Leslie Stout Letter to Goldie Stout

Identifier: SC 01404
Content Description

Three page letter written on Y.M.C.A. stationary with the heading, "On Active Service" on each page. The letter is addressed to his sister and Stout inquires about his father's health and the status of their brother being called to active duty. He also asks about friends of his sister's and closes indicating that he will soon be in France.

Dates: 1918 August 24

Letters to Max Linder

Identifier: SC 01646
Scope and Contents

Two letters addressed to Max Linder from his friends, Carl Hoger, and Carl Hoesel. Both discuss the duties they have as Army soldiers stationed in France during World War I. One work in the mess hall and the other reports of his schooling for machine guns. Both despise the cloudy and rainy weather of France and indicate that their health and spirits are high despite one having recently recovered from the flu.

Dates: 1919 January 9 and February 1

H. L. Lindsey Letter

Identifier: SC 01503
Scope and Contents

Letter to Harry L. Gandy about a mutual friend, Louis Knakal, and his recovery from an operation.

Dates: 1945 February 27

Lois M. Ross Letters

Identifier: SC 01352
Content Description Four page letter to Lois Ross from Raymond Ross dated November 8, 1918. He tells her that he is somewhere in Belgium and that this is his fourth front line assignment. He reports that he likes Belgium much better than France. Additionally, he mentions that he participated in the Battle of Argonne Forest and inquires if she had heard about it.26 page letter from James Crawford to his classmate, Lois Ross from Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Ohio dated April 24, 1919. ...
Dates: 1918 November 08; 1919 April 24

Mary Ellen Vaten Letter

Identifier: SC 01392
Content Description

Ten page letter from an unknown person to Mary Ellen Vaten. In it the writer describes an elegant dinner with a judge, colonel, and reverend, among others, and also Papa's new decorations paintings in their house in order to accommodate guests. She explains that the house is in "apple pie" order. There is also lengthy descriptions of wedding plans, and family happenings.

Dates: 1859 October 8

Mother to Children Letter

Identifier: SC 01513
Scope and Contents

Letter to children expressing sadness about their illness.

Dates: 1870-1890

Nesmith Letter, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Identifier: SC 01382
Content Description

6 page letter from Mr. Nesmith to his sister from Vicksburg, Mississippi. He describes rowing with a friend along the river, working, and writes a lot about society, politics, and his impression of African American life since the Civil War.

Dates: 1867 January 12

Bill Newton Letter

Identifier: SC 01492
Scope and Contents

Letter to son Frank about the war and his plans to marry his girlfriend May. Mentions class differences between Frank and May.

Dates: 1917 November 11

North Carolina Arrest Warrant for Bazel Bunting, a Free Man of Color

Identifier: SC 01651
Scope and Contents

One-page arrest warrant issued from the town of Salisbury in the county of Rowen in North Carolina.

Dates: 1854 February 1

William Preston Letters to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bennett

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 00227
Content Description Correspondence from William (Billy) Preston to his sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Ralph Bennett, primarily mailed during World War II (1940-1945) with a few letters sent from 1946-1960. The collection includes 120 handwritten and typed letters and postcards; black and white photographs; a Western Union telegram; and newspaper clippings. It is arranged chronologically. The correspondence is detailed and legible, with description of U.S. Army experience in North America (training, duties,...
Dates: 1940-1960; Majority of material found within 1941-1945

Randolph McGavock Letter to J.C. McGavock

Identifier: SC 01406
Content Description

One page typed letter from Randolph to his family dated the 27th of December 1917. McGavock was a sergeant of the 54th Depot Brigade in the United States Army at Camp McClellan, Alabama. He writes to report on the status of his furlough request and his activities over Christmas.

Dates: 1917 December 27

Richmond, VA Letter

Identifier: SC 01387
Content Description

Two page letter addressed to, "Brother" dated December 9, 1863. Contents are family affairs, updates on neighbors, and wishes that the Union troops will leave all lands unmolested as the battles in the state continue.

Dates: 1863 December 9

Roanoke Estate Photographs

Identifier: SC 01373
Content Description

Collection of 22 black and white photographs of various African American individuals and families. Some of the photographs are labeled with first names and the date of the picture. Dates range from the 1950's through the 1970's. There is also a newspaper clipping of Annie Poindexter that was published in loving memory of her by her children, Lonnie and Marguerite. Poindexter passed July 3, 1959. It is supposed that the collection of photographs are from a Roanoke Estate.

Dates: 1950-1970

Rubbs vs. Pyrtle Affidavit

Identifier: SC 01396
Content Description

Two page affidavit regarding a business dispute over the sale of tobacco.

Dates: 1800 March 29

Phillip O. Sevain Letter

Identifier: SC 01499
Scope and Contents

Letter to Paul G. Strong Jr. about life at Camp Croft, SC. Phillip mentions not having much to do and plans to try and visit Paul soon.

Dates: 1944 October 30

Sheet Music for "Victory" by Oscar E. Wilkinson

Identifier: SC 01377
Content Description

Sheet music titled Victory for William and Mary College by Oscar E. Wilkinson.

Dates: undated.

Puerto Rico Slave Documents

Identifier: SC 01347
Content Description

Three slave registries from Puerto Rico written in Spanish dated 1868, 1869, and 1871. The names of the enslaved individuals is not known, but a full description of each, including race and age as well as who they belonged to is on the documents.

Dates: 1868-1871

Wyman Taylor Letters, 1953

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 00225
Content Description 15 handwritten letters from Wyman Taylor, Jr. to his wife during the Korean War. Taylor was stationed in Korea with the Army. The correspondence is arranged chronologically. Taylor discusses his various duties, including equipment cleaning and serving as a rifleman for a blast team. The letters mainly detail Taylor’s loneliness and desire for his wife. In August 1953, Taylor’s daughter Dawn is born in Detroit. Topic include finances, budgetary matters, and paying off debts. Taylor also...
Dates: 1953

Thomas Gibbons Letter

Identifier: SC 01379
Content Description

Letter from Camp Lee, Virginia discussing basic training in the Army in preparation for war. Thomas, who signs his letter, Roy, laments that he is being held back in the United States as surplus troops in support of others heading over seas. Gibbons writes January 20, 1943 on his letter, but the envelope is postmarked 1944. The later year is most likely the accurate dating of this correspondence.

Dates: 1944 January 20

Troops Arriving at Camp Lee, Virginia Postcard

Identifier: SC 01645
Scope and Contents

One postcard depicting men in suits and hats arriving at Camp Lee for intake into the United States Army for military training in preparation for World War I.

Dates: circa 1918

Virginia Postcards

Identifier: SC 01444
Dates: circa 1906-1951

Richard Woods Letters to Sally Samson Woods

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 00223
Content Description Collection contains 57 handwritten letters from Richard Dale Woods to his girlfriend and later wife Sally Rose Collins Samson Woods from 1964-1967. During this time, Woods served as a Boiler Technician Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Navy on board the USS Holder (DD-819), a Gearing Class Destroyer, and the USS Magoffin (APA-199). Woods used his middle name, Dale, as his signature. The letters primarily concern Dale’s desire to reunite with Sally and her young son, Rod (from...
Dates: 1964-1967

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World War, 1939-1945 8
World War, 1914-1918 6
African Americans 3
World War, 1914-1918--France 3
Basic training (Military education) 2
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Camp Lee (Va.)--History--20th century 2
Illnesses 2
Korean War, 1950-1953 2
Love-letters 2
Tobacco industry 2
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 2
World War I 2
World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area 2
Aeronautics, Military--United States--History--20th century 1
Affidavits 1
African Americans--Virginia--Roanoke 1
Argonne Forest (France) 1
Arts and racism 1
Asia--Description and travel 1
Australia--Description and travel 1
Authors, American--Women 1
Betrothal 1
Bills of lading 1
Bills of lading -- United States 1
Blind--Books and reading 1
Children with disabilities--Education. 1
Children--United States--History--19th century 1
College life 1
Complaints (Civil procedure) 1
Correspondence 1
Deaf--Education--United States 1
Destroyers (Warships) 1
Elections--United States--History 1
Fort Lee (Va.) 1
Fort McClellan, Ala. 1
Furloughs 1
Gearing Class (Destroyers) 1
Germany--Social conditions 1
High school students--United States--Social life and customs--20th century 1
Illness 1
Insurance, Life--United States 1
Lynchburg (Va.) 1
Marriage 1
Massachusetts--History--19th century 1
Mental illness--United States 1
Missionaries--United States--19th century 1
Music - Manuscripts 1
Postcards--Virginia 1
Puerto Rico--History 1
Racism in mass media 1
Racism in popular culture 1
Richmond (Va.)--History 1
Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 1
Richmond (Va.)--Photographs 1
Roanoke County (Va.)--History 1
Slavery 1
Texas--History--19th century 1
Tobacco--Cuba--History 1
Tobacco--Virginia--History--19th century 1
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century 1
United States--Politics and government--1865-1900 1
United States--Social life and customs 1
United States. Army--Pay, allowances, etc 1
Vicksburg (Miss.)--History 1
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
Virginia--Landowners 1
Virginia--Politics and government--20th century 1
West Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 1
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations -- Submarine 1
World War, 1914-1918--Belgium 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Alaska 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Canada 1
World War, 1939-1945--United States 1
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