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Will B. Brown World War II Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00056
Content Description This photo album, compiled by Sgt. Will B. Brown who served as a Military Police soldier in Europe at the end of World War II. The photos cover the years 1944 and 1945, and depict bases in America, bombed and destroyed towns in Germany, and the hanging of three German civilians who shot down a parachuting American soldier after the war ended. Brown participated in the execution, which took place in Rheinbach, and news articles and letters to the editor about the hanging are included along...
Dates: Other: 1943-1945

William J. Shelton General Merchandise (Lovingston, Va.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.285
Scope and Contents Business records, 1932 and 1943-1946 (bullk), of William J. Shelton General Merchandise in Lovingston, Nelson County, Virginia. The majority of the records consist of mailings to William Shelton by various district offices of the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA). Examples are the Lovingston War Price and Rationing Board in Lovingston, Virginia, the Roanoke District Office, or the Georgia Office. Some of the topics of the bulletins and circulars include instructions for rationing,...
Dates: 1932, 1943-1946; Majority of material found within 1943-1946

William M. Long Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00044
Scope and Contents

Letters written from Private William M. Long during World War II.  Most of them are to his wife, Glenora.  There are also letters from Mrs. Long to her husband.  Long was stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia.  Long served with the Headquarters Detachment 13th Army Service Forces, Infantry Regiment while at Fort Lee.

Dates: 1943-1944

William & Mary Victory Ship Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 11
Scope and Contents

This collection includes original material about the launching of the S. S. William & Mary Victory, data about which ports the ship visited and when, the February 25, 1946 issue of "Victory News," a postcard sent by the ship's former Captain, and accounts given by W&M-related individuals who witnessed the launch.

Dates: 1945-1946, 1949, 1970

William P. Bachmann Papers

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Identifier: SC 01216
Scope and Contents Papers, 1942-1944 of William P. Bachmann from his time as WW II Air Raid Warden for Long Beach, California. Included are handwritten notes, bulletins and correspondence from the U.S. Citizens Defense Corps, Long Beach Council of Defensem Warden Division, instruction booklets, a certificate and identification card and his appointment letter. Binder appears to contain all correspondence received during tenure as Air Raid Warden.Bachmann was in charge of several territories: South...
Dates: 1942-1944

Richard Williams Papers

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Identifier: SC 00912
Scope and Contents Papers, circa 1940s, of Richard Williams, an African-American soldier stationed in Alaska during World War II. Includes a diary, in which he describes the weather, fishing and other recreational activities, and his duties. There are photographs and postcards that have been glued into the diary, which depict the local post office covered in snow, the towns of Juneau and Sitka, as well as Williams and other people that he met. There are also loose photographs, which seem to have come out of...
Dates: circa 1940-1949

Williamsburg Woman's Club World War II Oral History Project Collection

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.76
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of transcripts and cassette tapes of interviews with 80 people by the Woman's Club of Williamsburg, Virginia to document the World War II experiences of people living in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2004. Folders may contain correspondence, biographical information, copies of photographs, previously written remembrances of WWII, and release forms. The collection also includes a small number of files created by the Woman's Club during the duration of the project.

Dates: 2004-2008; Majority of material found in 2004

Wingfield-Britton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00365
Content Description

Photos, letters, a diary, an account book, and an album belonging to members of the Wingfield-Britton family. The collection ranges from pre-civil war to the 1980s, with the bulk of the material dated around the early 1900s. The correspondence covers a number of topics including health and family life, farming, and travel in the north-western valley region of Virginia.

Dates: 1857-1983

George Withers World War II Posters

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2013.272
Scope and Contents

Posters featuring works illustrated by George Withers while an artist at the European Theater of Operations in Paris, France during World War II. Includes the first page of a letter home to his wife Virginia, Victory in Europe (V-E) Day in Paris, liberated Paris in the summer of 1945, and the Cirque de Paris. There are also two commercial illustrations by George Withers which include a movie poster and a drawing of Walt Whitman's birthplace on Long Island.

Dates: 1944-1946 and undated

L. J. Wolfgram Letters to Hazel Tavares Letters

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Identifier: MS 00061
Scope and Contents

Letters from Lyle J. Wolfgram to Hazel Tavares from 1943-1945.  Wolfgram served in World War II as rank Pharmacist Mate Third Class with the United States Marines, Medical Field Service, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines. The 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marines formed in New River (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina and participated in the Battle of Bougainville and also saw heavy fighting on Guam.

Dates: 1943-1945, and undated

Women's Army Corps Album

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00064
Scope and Contents Photograph album containing 196 pictures of women in the Women's Army Corps (WAC).  Some of the photographs are labeled, but most contain no means of identification of the persons photographed.  One photograph, featuring women marching with gas masks, is a photograph that was widely distributed during and after World War II.  Many of the photographs feature women in uniforms, marching in formation, and life in the women's barracks. There are also women enjoying liberty at beach locations, on...
Dates: 1943-1945

World War II Photo Album

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.034
Scope and Contents Photo album of a U.S. American soldier documenting his WWII tour of duty in Japan, circa 1945-1946. Includes photos of Okinawa, Nagasaki, Naha, Ominato, Tokyo, Nagasaki, Sasebo, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Matsuyama, Kure, Hiroshima, and Kyota. While some photos are more of a sightseeing nature, many depict American service men and army camps, Japanese prisoners of war, and destroyed cities, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bombing. All pages and and most photos have brief...
Dates: 1945-1946

World War II Stereograms, Postcards, and Artifacts

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00891
Scope and Contents

Stereograph cards, some printed by the Keystone View Company, of scenes from World War II, including a hospital scene, burned wreck of a Zeppelin, grave of Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt, pontoon bridge inspection, bugle call, french flower lady decorating a soldier and clothing issue at Ft. Lee, Virginia.

A blue ribbon with name plate "Lutz" and silk baglike item with "Hankies" and "U.S. Army, Fort Lewis, Wash." printed on it have been transferred to the artifact collection.

Dates: circa 1942-1945

Zig to Nett Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01506
Scope and Contents

Letter about life in the army and a minor operation with a difficult healing process.

Dates: 1945 June 8

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