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Lane Carlson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00004
Scope and Contents Papers, 1937-1972, of Colonel Bonnie "Lane" Carlson, originally from Scotts Bluff, Nebraska. Colonel Lane Carlson was one of the first five female colonels in the United States Army. Primarily includes letters written to and from her parents throughout her life, beginning with her time at Sullins College in Bristol, Virginia, various military bases, postwar Japan and West Germany. Some of the topics discussed in the letters include base life during the war, the experience of a commissioned...

Bessie Carter Diary and Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00648
Scope and Contents Diary, 1944, of Bessie E. Carter, possibly of Roanoke or Montgomery County, Virginia. Includes information about her daily life, including the weather, helping with cooking breakfasts and dinners, cleaning, feeding hogs, and making fires. At the beginning and end of the volume there are notes that include the names of people she knew who came back from World War II and when they departed again. There is also a photograph of an unidentified elderly woman wearing black, with a hat and veil,...

Diary (Leicester, United Kingdom)

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Identifier: SC 00653
Scope and Contents Diary, 1942, of a woman in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in the United Kingdom during World War II. Includes information on her job in a department store prior to joining the WAAF, learning to drive, and her job as a driver for the WAAF. There is also details of her social life before and after joining the WAAF. Her name seems to be "Lee E. Bunn." Also included in the diary are pictures and descriptions of airplanes used by the Royal Air Force, pictures of badges of rank...

Hilda Haworth Diary

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Identifier: SC 01437
Scope and Contents Diary, September 1942 to December 1943, of Hilda Haworth, a resident of Guernsey who, during WWII, was deported by the German army to a POW camp in Dorsten, Germany and later transferred to the POW camp Lindele in Biberach, Germany. Discusses the daily life in the camp, including food and accommodations, being separated from her children, illnesses, entertainment, different gender roles within the camp, anxiety about children who were left behind, excitement about mail, parcels from the Red...

Ingeborg Hartmann Diary

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Identifier: SC 01127
Scope and Contents This volume is a combination of printed calendar, yearbook and diary, kept by Ingeborg Hartmann (b. 1919). It is titled "Der Merker, Jugendjahrbuch des BDU" and was published by the "Verlag des Volksbundes fuer das Deutschtum im Ausland," Berlin. The printed content is propaganda supporting the German national-socialist regime and its politics, and contains a photograph of and quotations by Adolf Hitler. Other printed content are short articles about ethnic German communities abroad, ...

Muriel McCormick Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.779
Scope and Contents

Diaries and photographs, 1937-1949, of Muriel McCormick.  McCormick was a staff member at the United States embassy in Paris, France, from 1945-1946, and much of the collection chronicles her travels through Europe.

Maude M. Presslor Papers, 1913-1972

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.593
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diaries, correspondence, and biographic material of Maude M. (Mathas) Presslor (1898-1972) of Montezuma, Indiana from 1913-1970. Earlier papers and material relate to Presslor's life as a teenager and young adult during the World War I period. Letters from friends serving in France and a baby book detailing the early years of her three children, Betty Jean (Presslor) Montgomery, Frank Richard Presslor, and David Lowell Presslor, date from this period. Later...

M. C. Webb Diary

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Identifier: SC 00853
Scope and Contents Diary of M.C. Webb of Virginia, 1942 to 1953, titled: "“a line or two a day.” M.C. Webb mentions her chores around the house, part-time work in a shop, going to church, singing in a chorus, reading, attending plays and concerts, visiting with friends, and helping with the war efforts. Also mentions correspondence and visits with her son Robert, who was a fighter pilot during World War II. All entries are very shot and often abbreviated.The following information was provided by...

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