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Alumni Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 80
Scope and Contents

The records of the Alumni Association of the College of William and Mary include office files, material from select Executive Secretaries, meeting minutes, publications, correspondence, and other material documenting the activities of the William & Mary Alumni Association as well as the College of William & Mary's history and alumni more generally.

Lady Nancy Astor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00631
Scope and Contents

18 Letters and notes, 1927-1956, from Nancy Astor, London, Taplow, and Plymouth, England, to Lilly Harrison Hill Smith Bradbury in Upperville, Virginia. Collection includes two photos of Nancy Astor, not originating with the correspondence. Lilly Harrison Hill Smith Bradbury and Nancy Astor were childhood friends.

Philip L. Barbour Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 89 Bar 23
Scope and Contents Papers, 1935-1980, of historian and scholar Philip Lemont Barbour (1898-1980), including research notes for his historical writings on the settlement of North America. Most articles, clippings and notes concern those people associated with Captain John Smith, a leader of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia. Notes were also used in the audio production, "The Jamestown Saga; the Founding of the American Colony in the Words of the Colonists," written by Philip L. Barbour and Nigel...

Cynthia Barlowe and Raymond Kimbrough Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1993.29
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1909-1966, relating to institutions in Williamsburg, Virginia including William and Mary, Matthew Whaley School and Bruton Parish Church collected by Cynthia Barlowe and Raymond Kimbrough.

Blizzard Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00006
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, photographs and other material related to three Franklin, West Virginia brothers who served in the United States military during World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of nearly 200 letters of outgoing correspondence penned by three brothers, Arlie, Arthur, and W. Russell Blizzard to their mother and sisters in Franklin, West Virginia. Some of the topics discussed in the correspondence include army training, work, Arlie's visit to Japan and...

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (III)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 B8555
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence of three generations of the Brown Family of Virginia:  Frances (Fanny) Bland Coalter Brown and her husband, Henry Peronneau Brown (1838-1888),  J. Thompson and Cassie Tucker Brown (1890-1920) and Frances Bland Brown and Fleming Sanders (1921-1964).

Carl M. Bunker Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01010
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1944-1945, written by Carl M. Bunker, a private in the US Army during World War II, to his parents in Dayton, Ohio.  For more detailed description provided by the seller, click on the Finding Aid link below.

Cyril Buzek, Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00077
Scope and Contents 154 letters, 2 postcards, and a photograph, 1945–1946.  The letters are from Cyril Buzek to his parents and sisters in Lane City, Texas.  Buzek came to Camp Peary, near Williamsburg, Virginia, in January 1945 for basic training in the Navy.  After short stints in Norfolk and Newport News, he was sent to Panama in July 1945, where he was posted at various sites.  The nearly continuous stream of letters ended in late December 1945, but there were two additional ones from Panama written in May...

Carl Holmberg Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01113
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a single letter, written immediately after the announcement of the surrender of Germany by a mother in Connecticut to her son, Private First Class Carl Holmberg, who had been wounded. The letter discusses the arrival of V-E Day, the continuing fighting in the Pacific, and advice to not continue serving.

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...

Charles Edward Gary, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00017
Scope and Contents These papers contain correspondence, photographs, business papers, artifacts, certificates, and other materials related to Charles Edward Gary, Jr. Mr. Gary was a prominent African American business owner in Williamsburg, operating for decades the West End Valet Shop off Prince George Street. The collection comprises business ledgers and other West End Valet Shop records over several years, as well as legal documents pertaining to the Valet Shop and Gary family estates such as leases and...

Charlie A. Wilson and Margot Wilson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2010.576
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, 1942-1945, between Charlie A. Wilson and his wife Margot Wilson.  The letters start in 1942 when Charlie first goes to training and track his trek through Europe during the War. As he is shipped overseas he and his wife  write about how life is in their new realities, the war, and changes in their own personal relationship .  Letters were shipped by V-mail, regular mail and airmail and several are stamped by the censor. There are a few newspaper clippings from the...

Fern Cheesebrew Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00144
Scope and Contents Letters, 1941-1945, written to Fern Cheesebrew of Middleport, Ohio. Letters are written from various people in the United States Armed Force and primary correspondents include her husband, Frank Cheesebrew, John Piatt, and Clifford Hayes. Both Cheesebrew and Piatt are eventually stationed in different locations in the Pacific Theater, including Hawaii and the Philippines, while Hayes seems to stay at a base in Tampa, Florida. Letters primarily include information about their daily lives in...

Coleman-Wilson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 96 C67
Scope and Contents Letters, chiefly 1919-1964, written by Mary Haldane Begg Coleman (1875-1967) of Williamsburg, Virginia, to Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson (1881-1965), of Charlottesville, Virginia. Diaries of Mary Haldane Begg Coleman and Isabella Haldane.Other correspondents include Janet Coleman Kimbrough, Mary H.B. Coleman's daughter and Alida Wilson Davidson, the daughter of Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson.Scrapbooks containing information on John Tyler, Tyler descendants, and the Tucker...

Gertha Sykes Collins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.487
Scope and Contents Primarily this is a collection of love letters written between 1942-1944 to Gertha Barbara Jean Sykes residing in St. Louis, Missouri and James NMI Dansby, an African-American soldier in the United States Army. There are also letters from two other Army soldiers, Jack Smith, stationed in the Pacific and Benjamin D. Collins, an aircompany soldier, whom Sykes married in 1949. The letters begin when Dansby joined the Army and started basic training in Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg,...

Ralph L. Conner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.25
Scope and Contents Letters from Pfc Ralph L. Conner of the 5th Army Headquarters, the Battle Casualty Section, to Mrs. Emma La Normandin, his Mother, and Miss Blanche La Normandin, his Aunt, while he was stationed in Europe, mainly Italy, during World War II. His letters suggest he is a file clerk. His Mother and Aunt appear to live together in Everett, Massachusetts and his Father, and possibly a second wife, live in Quincy, Massachusetts. Letters describe the weather, his experiences and reminiscences of...

Theodore Sullivan Cox Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 6.062
Scope and Contents Series 1 (Acc. 1999.059) contains correspondence regarding the School of Jurisprudence (now the Marshall-Wythe School of Law), the Faculty Club, the Quarterly Millennium Celebration, and notes on the teaching of law at William and Mary for the years 1931-1943. Series 2 (Acc. 2008.308) contains material acquired by Dr. Theodore Sullivan Cox in Germany during the Allied occupation after World War II. Includes British, US American and French military bulletins, manuals and pamphlets...

Harold R. Cunningham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.408
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1943-1946, of Harold R. Cunningham, a Navy chaplain from California.  Includes letters written while at the Chaplain's School at the College of William & Mary and while on subsequent duty assignments in Wales, at the Sampson Naval Training Center in New York and aboard the USS Arkansas.  Most of the letters are addressed to his mother in California.  All others are addressed to  his wife.

Robert L. Curtin Scrapbook, 1941-1949

 Collection — Box: 1, Bound Volume: 1
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.023
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of Robert L. Curtin, covering the years 1941-1949, including his years served in the U.S. Navy, 1943-1945. Included are letters of both private and military nature, photographs, newspaper clippings, military orders, wedding announcements, telegrams, invitations, and currency. Places mentioned in the scrapbook are Connecticut; Massachusetts; Camp Peary, Williamsburg, Virginia; California; and the Philippines.

Agnes Dawson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00795
Scope and Contents Letters written by Agnes Balloch Dawson from the American Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay to her father and 'Omie' (mother?) from 1941-1946.  Agnes Balloch talks in detail about her and her husband William Dawson Jr.'s (1885-1972) life in Uruguay, describing their social and professional interactions, and commenting on politics and events. Some of the people she met and mentions in her letters are Walt Disney, Aaron Copland and Orson Wells. For a more detailed...

Yvonne E. DeJean Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01185
Scope and Contents

Letters including V-mail, 1943-1946, written to Yvonne E. DeJean of Opelousa, Louisiana from Joseph D. Prince (boyfriend) and other soldiers. Other writers are Joseph Minix, Sgt. B.J. Lewis, Pfc. Frank Brown, Raymond Stout, Harry Tyler, Killroy Car and Eddis Tyler. Most letters are personal with some mention of the war, their surroundings, and training/duties.

Dodge Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.31
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection (1942-1947) chronicles three generations of the Dodge and Hill families. The collection consists largely of correspondence and photographs documenting the Dodge and Hill families and colleagues of Henry Haskins Dodge at the Lincoln Chiropractic College of Indianapolis, Ind. The letters exchanged among Henry Haskins Dodge’s classmates suggest some of the effects of World War II on the home front including military draft and deferment, relocation, and war...

Thomas C. Douglass Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.21
Scope and Contents

Letters of Thomas C. Douglass, 1941-1946, relating to World War II. Letters to his wife Suzanne Lyon Wallace Douglass (1922-1999) concern family issues and war news and include descriptions of his medical practices and financial dealings.

Stanley Farnum Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.085
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, photos, and certificate of completion for Stanley Farnum while he was a student of the Army Specialized Training Program held at the College of William and Mary from 1943-1944. The correspondence is made up of Mr. Farnum's letters home to his parents about the Training Program and his experiences there. The photographs are of Stanley Farnum, his wife, and other cadets outside their barracks on campus.

Elizabeth Feldhusen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00049
Scope and Contents Lieutenant Elizabeth A. Feldhusen (1918-2014) was born in Brooklyn, New York and served in World War II as a nurse at field evacuation hospitals in France, Germany, and Austria. She was part of the 131st Evacuation Hospital activated out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After German forces signed full surrender, the 131st was ultimately assigned in Austria near a concentration camp in order to take care of recently liberated Polish and Russian prisoners. This collection includes letters from...

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Clippings (information artifacts) 11
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World War, 1939-1945--European Front 10
Diaries 9
Pamphlets 9
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--20th century 9
World War, 1939-1945--United States 9
Certificates 7
Reports 7
World War, 1914-1918 7
World War, 1939-1945--Medical and sanitary affairs. 7
World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States 6
Agendas (administrative records) 5
Legal documents 5
Matthew Whaley School (Williamsburg, Va.) 5
Programs 5
Publications 5
United States. Navy--History--20th century 5
United States. Navy--History--World War, 1939-1945 5
Williamsburg (Va.)--Photographs 5
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations 5
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Universities and Colleges--Virginia--Faculty 4
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Postcards 3
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United States--Women--History 2
United States. Marine Corps 2
United States. Navy 2
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 2
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Virginia--Governors 2
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 2
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 2
Williamsburg (Va.)--City Council 2
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--World War, 1939-1945 2
Williamsburg (Va.)--Library 2
Women college students 2
Women--Diaries 2
Women--Virginia--Social life and customs 2
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives 2
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Scrapbooks 2
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans--United States 2
Yearbooks 2
York County (Va.)--History--20th century 2
Accomack County (Va.)--History 1
Accounts 1
Advertising cards 1
African American women--Education 1
African Americans--History--20th century 1
Agriculture--Virginia--History 1
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Williamsburg Historic Records Association (Williamsburg, Va.) 6
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 4
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae 3
College of William and Mary. School of Education 3
United Service Organizations (U.S.) 3
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American Red Cross 2
Camp Peary (Va.) 2
Coleman family 2
Coleman, Mary Haldane Begg, 1875-1967 2
College of William and Mary. 2
College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors 2
Kimbrough, Janet C. (Janet Coleman) 2
Tucker 2
United States. Army. 2
Alumni Band Organization. 1
American Association of University Women 1
American Austrian Foundation 1
American Chemical Society 1
Army Officer Candidate School No. 1 (Fargo, N.D.) 1
Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879-1964 1
Atlantic Institute of Foreign Affairs 1
Barksdale, Martha, 1900-1974 1
Barlowe, Cynthia Beverly Tucker Kimbrough 1
Barnewall, Gordon 1
Begg family 1
Bennett, Henry Eastman, 1873-1941 1
Bernard Family 1
Blankenship family 1
Blizzard, Arlie Raymond (1909-1966) 1
Blizzard, Arthur Roy (1918-1992) 1
Blizzard, William Russell (1912-2000) 1
Bradbury, Lilly Harrison Hill Smith 1
Braxton family 1
Bright, Robert Southall, 1872-1947 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Cassie Dallas Tucker 1
Brown, Coalter, and Tucker Family 1
Brown, Frances Bland Coalter, 1835-1894 1
Brown, Henry Peronneau, 1883-1942 1
Brown, John Thompson, 1861-1921 1
Brown, John Willcox, 1886- 1
Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
Bryan, John Stewart, 1871-1944 1
Bundles for Britain, Inc 1
Bunker, Carl M. 1
Burke, Arleigh A., 1901-1996 1
Buzek, Cyril, Sr., 1922-1958 1
Carlson, Lane, 1919-2010 1
Chandler, Alvin Duke, 1902-1987 1
Chandler, J. A. C. (Julian Alvin Carroll), 1872-1934 1
Cheesebrew, Fern 1
Chipman family 1
Chipman, Harold W., 1923-2008 1
Christy, Irene T. 1
Clark, Barbara 1
Coalter family 1
College of William and Mary 1
College of William and Mary. Dept. of Sociology 1
College of William and Mary. Swem Library 1
Collins, Benjamin D. 1
Collins, Gertha Sykes 1
Colonial National Historical Park (Va.) 1
Conner, Ralph L., November 18, 1923 to April 15, 2001. 1
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.) 1
Cox, Theodore Sullivan, 1894-1947 1
Crozer Theological Seminary 1
Cunningham, H.R. 1
Curtin, Robert L. 1
Dalton, John N 1
Dansby, James 1
Davison, Alida Wilson 1
Dawson, Agnes Balloch Bready 1
Dawson, William, Jr., 1885-1972 1
Dept. of Sociology 1
Dodge Family 1
Dodge family 1
Dodge, Anna 1
Dodge, Emiliy 1
Dodge, Emily 1
Dodge, Emily Katherine 1
Dodge, Henry Haskins 1
Dodge, Henry Haskins, 1922-2005 1
Dodge, Henry Stacey 1
Eastern State Hospital (Va.) 1
Education--North Carolina 1
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 1
Fairbanks, Douglas, 1909- 1
Feldhusen, Elizabeth 1
Fiske, Deborah 1
Fiske, Robert F. 1
Flickinger, B. Floyd, 1905-1992 1
Fund for William and Mary 1
Galer, Allen 1
Galfo, Armand J., 1926- 1
Galfo, Mary 1
Gary, Charles Edward Jr. , 1907-2001 1
Gary, Zelda DeBerry 1
Godson, Susan H. (Godson, Susan Hall), d. 2013 1
Godwin, Mills Edwin 1914-1999 1
Graves, Obelia "Bee" 1
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