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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...

Colorado River Relocation Center Scrapbook

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Identifier: SC 00691
Scope and Contents Scrapbook believed to have been created by a female employee of the Colorado River Relocation Center in Poston, Arizona. The collection includes photographs, a poem, programs, correspondence, and other material. The Colorado River Relocation Center is also known as the Poston Relocation Center and was one of the internment camps created for Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals by the U.S. government during World War II. Poston is located in present day La Paz County, Arizona. The woman...

Elizabeth Williams Letters

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Identifier: SC 00775
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1945, of Elizabeth Williams, of Petersburg, Virginia, to her husband, Earl. Her first letter describes her reaction to the surrender of Japan on 14 August 1945. She also describes her social life in Petersburg, Virginia, movies she saw, friends with which she interacted, and other events. Earl Williams was in the United States Navy and stationed aboard the USS Indiana.

Eunice L. Van Slooten Military Papers

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Identifier: MS 00047
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers, orders, pictures, and ephemera of Eunice L. Van Slooten in relation to her tenure with the United States Marine Corps. She enlisted in March of 1943. She served active duty and was one of six Californians to successfully complete Officer Training School in November of 1943. In 1945 Van Slooten resigned from active duty and joined the Reserves until May of 1951. Included in the collections are newspapers clipping that feature Van Slooten, pictures of her in...

Elizabeth Feldhusen Papers

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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...

Guy Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1985.42
Scope and Contents Papers of the William George and Gladys Bennett Guy family of Williamsburg, Virginia with additions from Joan Eastman Bennett.  Includes correspondence, invitations, minutes, clippings, oral histories, notebooks, reports, photographs, written memories, essays and printed materials. Papers include items about water and gas, Williamsburg Landing, American Red Cross, Williamsburg United Service Organization, Williamsburg Female Academy, College of William and Mary and zoning regulations. ...

Virginia Howell Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.432
Scope and Contents Diaries and photograph album, circa 1940s, of Virginia Howell of Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Howell was married to David Edward Howell, who was in the United States Army during World War II. Includes two volumes which contain diary entries, with photographs and letters from Edward Howell attached. Diary entries include information about Edward Howell's training at Camp Lee, Virginia, as well as information about Virginia Howell's daily activities and whether she received mail from Edward....

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...

Margaret Applegate Letters

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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 Southwest Pacific, England, Luxemberg, China, Burma, and other locations. Each letter has a received...

Helen Minor Papers

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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...

Beatrice Nalser Letters

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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...

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...

Rosalie White Irwin Letters

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Identifier: MS 00342
Content Description A collection of two hundred and twenty-one letters sent to Rosalie White Irwin, a resident of Richmond, Virginia, dated from 1937 to 1950. Most of the letters included are from a variety of male admirers or boyfriends, including her future husband, Ted. The men are all serving in the army at the end of World War II and in the years following. Their letters provide descriptions of army and camp life both at home and abroad in India, the Philippines, Australia, Japan, and the South Pacific....

Ruby Miller Letters to Herman Doesburg, 1942-1943

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Identifier: MS 00300
Scope and Contents Forty-six letters written by Ruby Miller, an Akron, Ohio, woman to Herman Doesburg, Miller's enlisted boyfriend at the U.S. Army’s Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland, during World War II, plus two letters to him from his parents.Ruby M. Miller worked in Akron in situations she variously identifies as a shop, a plant, a press, and a store. Herman Doesburg was assigned to the Chemical Warfare Service at Edgewood Arsenal. The first letter in the collection, dated 1942 March 10, was...

Mary Frances Switzer Papers

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Identifier: MS 00108
Scope and Contents Papers, letters, and photographs of Mary Frances Switzer (1919-2005) of Florida who served as a World War II army nurse in France, Belgium, and Germany. After a pre-war nursing degree completed in New Orleans, Mary spent time training in military camps in the United States and England. The collection comprises letters written during the war by Mary to her parents while she was abroad, in which she describes life in army camps and combat zones, leisure activities while on break, and the...

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.

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American Red Cross--History--World War II period 2
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Armed Forces--Officers--Training of 1
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Blind Women--Travel 1
Broadsides 1
Camp Lee (Va.)--History--20th century 1
China--Description and travel 1
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College of William and Mary--Commencement 1
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Great Depression 1
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Matthew Whaley School (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
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Norfolk (Va.)--History, Naval. 1
Norge (Va.)--History 1
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Petersburg (Va.)--History--20th century 1
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Soldiers--United States--Correspondence 1
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Taxation--United States 1
United States--Description and travel 1
Virginia--Social life and customs--20th century 1
Williamsburg (Va.)--City Council 1
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Williamsburg (Va.)--Library 1
Williamsburg (Va.)--Photographs 1
Williamsburg (Va.)--Utilities 1
Women and the military 1
Women soldiers--Correspondence 1
Women--Education--Virginia--History 1
Women--Virginia--Social life and customs 1
World War II 1
World War, 1914-1918 1
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans 1
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons 1
World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States 1
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Scrapbooks 1
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Wren Building (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
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Bennett, Henry Eastman, 1873-1941 1
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