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McGilvray Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.021
Scope and Contents

Letters home to Gatesville, Texas from two brothers, Cam and Burl McGilvray who served in the Army and Marines respectively during World War II. Cam McGilvray was in the Army Officer Candidate School No. 1 in Fargo, North Dakota.  Burl McGilvray was stationed overseas and returned in April 1943 to the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California due to a heat stroke complication. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, song lyrics and postcards.

Dates: 1942-1943

McLeod-Tyler Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00340
Scope and Contents The McLeod-Tyler Family papers contains materials from members of the McLeod-Tyler family. Included in the collection are diaries and scrapbooks of Lieutenant John G. Tyler II during World War II, a typed transcript of a Civil War Memoir of Edward Keville Glennan; a commemorative collection of 20 battle pictures, entitled "Advance in the Pacific, New Guinea to the Philipines"; and two high school poetry anthologies, 1969-1970 to which J. Goodenow Tyler III contributed. Also included in the...
Dates: 1930-2007 and undated

Michael F. Groom Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00071
Scope and Contents

One letter from Michael F. Groom to Genny Nackard dated October 30, 1945.  Groom served with the 716th Signal Air Warning Company and writes from Washington State.  In his letter he talked of getting out of the Army and longing to be home.

Dates: 1945 October 29

Department of Military Science Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 210
Scope and Contents

This collection includes invitations, material about the Queen's Guard and ROTC, and other publications from the Department of Military Science and other military-related bodies at the College of William and Mary. The collection also includes material related to the Student Army Training Corps stationed on campus during World War I, activities of other units during World War II, and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Dates: 1918-2011

John Millington Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 M59
Scope and Contents

Papers including correspondence concerning Millington's experiences as directing engineer of the Anglo-Mexican Mining Association, as professor at College of William and Mary where he lived in the Wythe House, as professor at University of Mississippi, and at Memphis Medical College. Includes diaries covering 1832, 1835, and 1861-1867; letters of his family members; and Blankenship family land records and letters concerning the Spanish-American War.

Dates: 1801-1951

Helen Minor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.190
Scope and Contents Diaries, photographs, and clippings, 1935-1951, of Helen Minor of Baltimore, Maryland. Minor also seems to have spent time in Indiana and Ohio. Includes diary entries for almost every day from 1935 through 1948, with entries becoming more scattered between 1948 and 1951. Diary entries primarily concern Minor's day to day activities, including her job, people with which she meets, events which she attends, and her lack of relationships with men. There are also photographs, primarily of an...
Dates: 1935-1951

Montclair Intelligence Division Records

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.116
Scope and Contents The letters in the collection consist of correspondence between Thomas Randle, the head of the Intelligence Division of the Montclair Security Council, and various members of the organization dated from September 9, 1940 to August 9, 1942.The letters in the collection of the Intelligence Division of the Montclair Security Council are dated September 9, 1940 to August 9, 1942. They contain information pertaining to the organization of the division, prospective recruits and reports...
Dates: 1940-1942; Majority of material found in 1940-1942

Howard Emmons Morgan, Jr. Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00272
Scope and Contents 99 letters and photographs from Howard Emmons Morgan, Jr. who served in the Army in a segregated unit during World War II as part of Company A of the 949th Air Base Security Regiment and later the 1322nd Engineers General Service Regiment based out of Camp Swift, Texas and Hawaii. Most of his active service was in Hawaii and the South Pacific and Morgan comments at length about his observations of the flora and fauna of these areas. Morgan identifies as a Ramapough Mountain Indian and...
Dates: 1943-1945

Donald Mullikan Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01044
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1942-1945, of Donald Mullikan written to his sister, Lois Mullikan. Donald was stationed in multiple areas during the war, including the Canal Zone in Panama.

Dates: 1942-1945

Murray Nadel Papers

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Identifier: SC 00794
Scope and Contents Papers of Murray Nadel (1918-1997) of New York City. Nadel served with the 8th Air Force, 379th Bomb Group, 527th Bomb Squadron in WW II and his plane was shot down and captured. He was interred in a German Prison camp from January 1944 to May 1945. Included are military records detailing the shooting down of Nadel's plane and the fate of his fellow crew members. Also included, among other items, are forms and correspondence from the Veterans Administration, his honorable discharge and...
Dates: 1943-1981; Majority of material found in 1943-1950

Beatrice Nalser Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01045
Scope and Contents Letters, written between November 1943 to January 1944 and November 1944 to January 1945. Letters were written by Beatrice Nalser, who was a member of the Navy's WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) program. She was an Aviation Machinist Mate Third Class Petty Officer, later being promoted to the position of First Class Petty Officer. Her letters are written from Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, and written to her parents in East Liverpool, Ohio. Her correspondence...
Dates: 1943-1945

Nancy Kessler Letters to Louis Kessler

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01401
Content Description

Series of letters from Nancy Kessler to her husband, Louis, while he served in the United States Navy as a quartermaster and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia from 1944-1945.

Dates: 1944-1945

Elizabeth Nunn Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1991.51 and 2000.33
Scope and Contents

Papers of Elizabeth Nunn, an elementary school teacher in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1931-1975

Walter F. Oehlman Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00257
Content Description The collection consists of 173 letters written by Walter F. Oehlman, Pvt., U.S. Army, to his wartime sweetheart, Grace Brunjes, of Glendale, Long Island, New York. The first letter is dated April 10, 1943; the last one is dated September 21, 1945. These letters span the period from his enlistment in November 1943 to his discharge in October 1945, when he was 32-34 years old.Other noteworthy letters are two from his mother, which he subsequently enclosed in letters to Grace. ...
Dates: 1942-1945

August R. Offer, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01258
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1945-1946 of Sergeant August R. Offer Jr., consisting of letters, photographs, Chinese currency, Chinese stamps and a military pass for the City for Shanghai. Letters are addressed to Offer while stationed in Shanghai after the end of the WW II and also to the U.S after his return in December 1945. folder link on the right.

Dates: 1945-1946

Patrick Arnold Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01400
Content Description

Series of letters addressed to Patrick Arnold from family and friends while stationed on the USS Bronson (DD-668) out of Charleston, South Carolina, the USS Howorth (DD-592), and at the Naval Recruiting Station in Washington, D.C. from 1944-1949.

Dates: 1944-1949

Paul A. Carpenter Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00228
Content Description The Paul A. Carpenter Letters consists of incoming correspondence and Vmail from family and friends. The letters date from 1942-1945, with the bulk written in 1945. Much of the content discusses the home front: the change of seasons, canning berries and peas, poetry, movies, and new novels such as “Forever Amber”. Paul Carpenter’s parents, J.E. and Albina Carpenter, sent local newspaper clippings with their letters, sharing news of other Kenton, Ohio soldiers and sailors and announcements...
Dates: 1942-1945

Payne Family WWII Scrapbook, 1941-1945

 Collection — Box: 1, Volume: 1
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.100
Scope and Contents

World War II Scrapbook, 1941-1945, most likely compiled by Mrs. R. H. Payne of Remington, Virginia. Included are news clippings relating to the war, as well as a telegram, postcards and letters sent to her by her son Barksdale McClanahan Payne (1907-1985) from his military service in Europe, Barksdale Payne's military insignia and foreign paper money.

Dates: Other: 1941-1945

Amelia Jastrebski Perkins and Charles S. Perkins, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00278
Scope and Contents

Amelia "Jeb" Jastrebski's W&M College Scrapbook, 1936-1940

"Scraps" by Charles S. Perkins, Jr., 1937-1939 - assorted ticket stubs, playbills, etc.

"The War Years" scrapbook by Charles S. Perkins, Jr., 1944-1945 - primarily WWII memorabilia with some post-war work-related correspondence

File of related clipppings, photos, etc.

Dates: 1936-1945

Ardessa L. Coffee Pitts Letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 00233
Content Description About 70 letters, telegrams and greeting cards from Ardessa (Dess) L. Coffee Pitts to her husband, Private Madison F. Pitts, who served with the 335th Aviation Squadron at Douglas Army Air Field (D.A.A.F) in Arizona during World War II. Most of the letters are personal in nature and express Ardessa's loneliness and desire for children. She also shared physical ailments and how she felt stress aged her. The letters include pledges of fidelity and sexual innuendos. Ardessa also frequently...
Dates: 1944 February- June

Pollard Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01195
Scope and Contents Correspondence and memoir; 1862-1897, bulk 1862-1866, of Civil War soldier Sergeant Joseph Lawrence Pollard, Co. I, 26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Gen. A. P. Hill's division). Letters were written by Pollard to his wife Martha Elizabeth 'Pat' Hutchinson Pollard at 'Rosewood' in the upper part of King and Queen County, Virginia. Letters describe camp life and respond to his wife's news of family and home. Letters were written from Gloucester Point, camp near Richmond, Chaffin's Bluff,...
Dates: 1862-1945

Lina Nancy Potter Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 82, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01198
Scope and Contents Correspondence, photographs, and military papers concerning the World War II service of 2nd Lt. A.N.C. Lina Nancy Potter (1901-1975) of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Potter enlisted in the United States Armed Forces in 1942 and served as a nurse in a military hospital in India from 1943-1945. This collection consists of 23 letters of her outgoing wartime correspondence to family (her Aunt Harriet E. Weaver and Uncle Charles Weaver of Rhode Island) in the United States, her military papers, and...
Dates: 1942-1945

Office of the President. John Edwin Pomfret Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 2.11
Scope and Contents Due to the fragility of this collection, patrons must use the microfilm copy. The microfilm and microfilm readers can be found on the Ground Floor of Swem Library (call number LD6051 .W517 1942 P66, reels 1-28). Acc. 1982.055: Records of College President John E. Pomfret (1942-1951). For the most part, headings assigned to folders in their office of origin have been maintained in the box list inventory available here....
Dates: 1942-1951

Maude M. Presslor Papers, 1913-1972

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1913-1972; Majority of material found in 1943-1972

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

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