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Joseph M. Zinni letters

Identifier: MS 00242

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Scope and Contents

The Joseph M. Zinni letters collection contains correspondence from Joseph M. Zinni to his wife, Anne from 1940-1945. The Letters include discussions from his travels with the 166th Signal Photographic Company, the 39th Signal Corps through Northern Ireland, France, and Luxembourg during World War II. The 166th Signal Photographic Company documented the major military campaigns of the war, producing combat film and still images. They supplied a significant amount of footage to the US news media and also documented evidence of Nazi atrocities against the Jewish populations of Europe. This collection includes photographs of Joseph and Anne Zinni.


  • Creation: 1940-1945
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1944-1945


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)




The collection is organized into two series: Series I. Letters to and from Joseph and Anne Zinni, and Series II. Photographs.

Guide to the Joseph M. Zinni letters
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William & Mary Special Collections Research Center
2023 September
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