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Junior to Parents Letter

 Collection
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

Harry Kamil Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00062
Scope and Contents

One letter from Corpral Harry Kamil, 803rd Bomber Squadron, 470th Bomb Group, to his wife dated September 24, 1943.  In it he describes an airplane crash on the base and the horror of extracting the deceased in the aftermath.

Dates: 1943 September 24

Edmund S. Keiter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00049
Content Description The collection contains several black and white photographs belonging to W&M Class of 1938 alumnus Edmund S. Keiter, while serving in the U. S. Navy on the U. S. S. Walter S. Brown in 1943-1944. Subjects of the photographs include life on-board ship (including a boxing match and sunbathing), medical surgery, African-American (presumably) men, a wrecked German plane, a German tank, various unidentified foreign locations (including the ruins of a bombed town), native peoples (Morocco?),...
Dates: 1943-1944

Dorwin Keller to Stelle Breece Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01315
Content Description Two letters from Dorwin Keller to Stella Breece dated February 22, 1945 and March 15, 1945. In the first letter he thanks her for the box of goodies and recites a poem about the country in which he is based, India. It is not a very optimistic outlook of his location nor the situation of being at war. In the second letter Keller sent along a Japanese bill that he claimed he took from a dead soldier. He indicated that if there was blood on the note that she should just lay it out in the...
Dates: 1945 February 22, 1945 March 15

Kenneth H. Singer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00310
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials related to the Camp Peary, Virginia, military installation and Singer's time there with his stepfather, Cmdr. Arthur C. Linden, USNR, and mother, Barbara E. Linden, during World War II. Includes a portrait of Singer painted by German prisoner of war, H. Koeling; 11 photographs of officers and nurses; photocopies of 3 identification cards; invitation to commissioned officers mess; 22 copies of camp newsletter, Peary-scope, dating from 5 July 1943...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943, 1945-1946

Kenneth J. Kestenholtz Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00023
Content Description 72 letters from Kenneth James Kestenholtz to his family, usually addressed, "Sis and all", dated 1943- 1945. During World War II, Kestenholtz served as a Private in the 117th Stateion in the Philippine Islands and New Guinea in the South Pacific. Kestenholtz describes the weather, scenery, and wildlife of his Pacific surroundings. He also comments on food rations, particularly that they receive gum but no candy and only one pack of smokes per day. Most of his letters inquire about...
Dates: 1943 - 1945

R. Wayne Kernodle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 6.044
Scope and Contents Acc. 1999.028: This collection contains copies of published articles by Professor Wayne Kernodle and others; book reviews; Marshall-Wythe Symposium correspondence; files about the athletic department scandal (1951); Sociology Department papers; Eastern State Hospital papers; the Hampton Roads Peninsula World War II study; correspondence between Kernodle and department members, College officials, and scholars at other institutions; and correspondence with William and Mary alum John Bell...
Dates: 1940-1960

Richard Kidd papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00357
Content Description Personal correspondence including a letter from Richard Kidd to "Bonnie and kids" and a citation from the United States Army signed by Lt. Col., AGD, Adjutant General, Mark Amen. Photographs contained in the collection include those that depict soldiers and life during World War II. Postcards of Germany and photographs of the Statue of Liberty circa 1945 are also included. There is an accompanying essay written 2022 April 28 by Sydney Kidd Finneran titled "Propagation for...
Dates: Circa 1945

Janet C. Kimbrough Williamsburg Area History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 1985.50, 1991.36 and 1993.06
Scope and Contents

Collection of material about Williamsburg, Virginia area history including Colonial Williamsburg Foundaton, Williamsburg Public Library, "Model" school of Williamsburg, Yorktown Bicentennial, Bundles for Britain and more.  Includes photographs of family and friends, many set in Williamsburg, and photograph of dedication of the Confederate Monument on the Palace Green.

Dates: 1873-1994

Amos Koontz Papers II

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Identifier: Mss. 91 K83
Scope and Contents Personal and professional papers of Amos Ralph Koontz, surgeon. The personal papers, 1865-1986, include the correspondence of Koontz, his wife, Besse (Stocking) Koontz and their son, James William Koontz. Included are travel diaries, documents concerning the College of William and Mary and Johns Hopkins and material relating to social clubs and societies. The professional papers contain correspondence relating to Koontz' medical practice, political material, documents pertaining to military...
Dates: 1865-1970

Christine Kusyk diary

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Identifier: SC 00057
Scope and Contents Diary of Christine Kusyk (Ukrainian: Христа Кузик), with entries and illustrations from 1944-1956. Some entries are school notes in history and literature. The volume is labelled "Христа Кузик Денник 1944" (English: Christa Kusyk [Diary] 1944); the Ukranian word for diary is "щоденник" so this may be a shortening. The collection also contains three loose, undated pages written in English in which Christine describes her feelings about the United States, after having lived here for more than...
Dates: 1944-1956, and undated

Lane Carlson papers

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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...
Dates: 1937-1972 and undated

Norman E. Lau Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2015.076
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of letters to and from Norman E. Lau, who served as an aviation metalsmith for the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his family. The correspondence was written before and after the war, and concern Lau's search for a job in Chicago during the Depression, his training, his time spent overseas during the war stationed in the Philippines, and his life after the war in California. Many of the letters were written to or by his wife, "Kitty." Correspondence...
Dates: 1929-1950

William J. Lawler Diary

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Identifier: SC 00704
Scope and Contents Diary, 1943, kept by Private William J. Lawler while he was stationed in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Niagara Falls, New York, Tenessee, Georgia, and Denver, Colorado during World War II. Most of his entries in the diary are very detailed, and some of the entries were written by his wife, Nancy Selina. The entries record his life as a service member in the United States Army. Topics include Lawler attending basic training, details of his wife's pregnancy, attending flight school, going to...
Dates: 1943

Goldie Leatherman Scrapbook

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.036
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, 1942-1945, of Goldie Leatherman of Hagerstown, Maryland. Leatherman's husband, George, was drafted and inducted into the United States Army. Includes letters, war bond packages, newsletters, and fliers relating to the war effort. There are also diary entries written into the scrapbook by Goldie Leatherman.

Dates: 1942-1945

Letters to Craig

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Identifier: SC 01496
Scope and Contents

Letters from friends Joe, Margie, Jean, and Sue asking about life in the army. Mentions life in high school, work experiences, and asks when Craig is coming home.

Dates: 1943 April - June

Levin to Mattie Letter

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Identifier: SC 01500
Scope and Contents

Letter about how Mattie's card and gift arrived for Levin in France well in time for Christmas.

Dates: 1944 November 19

Weldon E. Lewis, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.42
Scope and Contents This is a collection of letters written mainly by Sgt. Weldon Eli Lewis, Jr. while he served in the 5th and 7th Army during World War II.  He was in the Special Platoon of the company called Contact Platoon. The majority of the letters are written by Sgt. Weldon E. Lewis to his wife, Madge Colglazier Lewis. Some letters are written by Sgt. Lewis to his son, Weldon E. Lewis, III, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Weldon E. Lewis and his in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. Colglazier. A few letters were...
Dates: 1943-1945; Majority of material found in 1943-1945

Louis E. Kessler Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00200
Content Description

Collection of about 50 letters written by and to Louis Edward Kessler, of Brooklyn, New York, from August 1944 to March 1945, while Kessler served at the United States Navy Recruiting Station at Camp Bradford in Norfolk, Virginia during World War II. Most of the letters are to or from Kessler's wife, Nancy Kessler, of Brooklyn, New York.

Dates: 1944 August - 1945 March

Ellis D. Lovern Letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 00226
Content Description Letters include one photograph, two ration books, seven V-Mail cards, two War Department postcards, a Roanoke, Virginia newspaper, a greeting card, and several handwritten letters. Letters are primarily written by Ellis David Lovern, Jr to his wife Ruby and daughter Nancy. Lovern served with the U.S. Army during World War II. His letters are sent from “somewhere in” Tennessee, England, Germany, and Belgium. Lovern frequently signs his name as “Elmer.” He addresses his wife’s concern about...
Dates: 1941-1945

Carter Lowance Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 94 L95
Scope and Contents The personal and professional papers of Carter Lowance, executive assistant to six governors of Virginia: William M. Tuck, John S. Battle, Thomas B. Stanley, J. Lindsay Almond, Albertis S. Harrison and Mills Edwin Godwin. Papers also concern Harry F. Byrd, Sr. and Harry F. Byrd, Jr., and John N. Dalton. There are speeches, papers relating to Lowance's military career (including correspondence with his wife, Elizabeth Austin Lowance), awards received by Lowance, photographs, and papers...
Dates: 1860-1993; Majority of material found in 1942-1988

Lawrence F. Ludtke Diary

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Identifier: SC 00852
Scope and Contents Diary, 1938-1942, of Lawrence F. Ludtke of Oakland, California. In daily entries Ludtke talks about the different jobs he held, like clerk and accountant, and the at times difficult search for jobs. He also mentions his parents and wife, daily chores and social activities. In March 1942 Ludtke got drafted into the U.S. Marines and reported for training to the U.S. Marine base in San Diego. He describes his training and the various jobs, like 'super' and checking car tags, etc. he held at...
Dates: 1938-1942

Margaret Applegate Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00087
Scope and Contents This collection contains over 300 letters, postcards, telegrams, and other correspondences during WWII to Margaret Applegate, a woman living in Indianapolis, Indiana. The authors were primarily employed in many branches of the American Armed Forces, including the Navy, the Army, and the Marine Corps, but also included families of these men and family friends. The correspondence was sent from the Southwest Pacific, England, Luxembourg, China, Burma, and other locations. Each letter has a...
Dates: 1943-1946

Charles Marsh's War Board Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00256
Scope and Contents

Papers concerning the War Board and Post-War Planning Commission during World War II in Williamsburg and James City County, Virginia.

Collection was accessioned as W&M: War Board Papers.

Dates: 1940-1945

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.

Dates: 1937-1949

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American Association of University Women 1
American Austrian Foundation 1
American Chemical Society 1
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Anderson, Donald A. 1
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Armstrong, Norm A. 1
Army Officer Candidate School No. 1 (Fargo, N.D.) 1
Arnett, Frank P. 1
Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879-1964 1
Atlantic Institute of Foreign Affairs 1
Avery, Charles Franklin 1
Bachmann, William P., 1886-1974 1
Barksdale, Martha, 1900-1974 1
Barlowe, Cynthia Beverly Tucker Kimbrough 1
Barnewall, Gordon 1
Beasley, George Alfred 1
Beck, Frederick D. 1
Begg family 1
Belk, George Washington, III 1
Bennett, Henry Eastman, 1873-1941 1
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Blair, James, 1656-1743 1
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Blizzard, Arlie Raymond (1909-1966) 1
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