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Braun-Jung Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00276
Scope and Contents Collection of letters and documents of the Braun and Jung families from the 19th and 20th centuries. The earliest documents are a prenuptial agreement, dowry agreement, and will from the middle 1800's (photocopies). The documents are in German, but an English translation accompanies most items. The collection includes a "Familien Stammbuch" or family genealogy book along with two ancestry passports for Gunter Braun and Ernst Jung. They were used to prove familial background in Nazi Germany....

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).

Buddy Ervin Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01306
Content Description

Two page letter addressed to "mother and all" giving a report of his work and leisure time while stationed at the Marine Barracks at Camp Lejeune, NC. Ervin reports that he is being sent to chemical warfare school.

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...

Salvatore Rocco Calandra Photograph Album of the Italian Service Unit Program

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01583
Scope and Contents 30 page photograph album created on black construction paper. Cover is present, but back of the photograph album is missing. Contains mostly photographs, with captions, of Calandra and fellow army service members as they train and prepare for an Italian Service Unit in the United States. Rocco served at duty stations all across the United States and provides a detailed map and dates of each of the 17 bases he visited. Rocco was part of the United State's effort to utilize former...

Camp Peary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00280
Scope and Contents

Collection of materials relating to Camp Peary when it was formed as a Seabee training center for the United States Construction Battalions during World War II. Materials include postcards, information sheets, pamphlets, blank stationery, military dog tag, menu cards, "Bee Lines" and "Peary Scope" newsletters, ephemera, and a red satin pillow cover with gold fringe.

Camp Roberts (Ca.) Congratulatory Notes

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Identifier: SC 01114
Scope and Contents

Contains a selection of brief handwritten notes from numerous United States Army soldiers undergoing basic training at Camp Roberts, California. They are all written to a fellow soldier at Camp Roberts. Many name the recipient as "Bob." Written during October of 1943, the letters are informal and consist of reminiscences and well-wishes, as the soldiers were about to graduate and go their separate ways.

Carl Holmberg Letter

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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.

Carl S. Worboys Letters

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Identifier: SC 00442
Content Description 27 letters and VMails from Carl Worboys to his family written from Europe between 1943- 1945 while he served aboard the USS Seminole and USS Acadia, both hospital ships during the second World War. Worboys writes about his travel across the Atlantic, weather and conditions in Europe and the Mediterranean, books he has read, church services, and the lack of alcohol to the troops. He states in one letter that some of the men are torn of where they will go first once they are back in the...

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...

Bessie Carter Diary and Photograph

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Identifier: SC 00648
Scope and Contents Diary, 1944, of Bessie E. Carter, possibly of Roanoke or Montgomery County, Virginia. Includes information about her daily life, including the weather, helping with cooking breakfasts and dinners, cleaning, feeding hogs, and making fires. At the beginning and end of the volume there are notes that include the names of people she knew who came back from World War II and when they departed again. There is also a photograph of an unidentified elderly woman wearing black, with a hat and veil,...

John Paul Carter Papers

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Identifier: UA 5.097
Scope and Contents This collection consists of mostly class notes of John Paul Carter while he was a student at the College of William and Mary from 1941 to 1944. The collection also includes papers relating to the Class of 1944 50th Reunion at William and Mary in May 1994, including an address given at a memorial service commemorating soldiers who died in World War II. Copies of an address given by Max Lerner entitled The Constitution and the Crisis State and a 1943-1944 William and Mary Course Catalogue are...

Casey to Nettie Letters

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Identifier: SC 01498

James W. Caywood Papers

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Identifier: MS 00277
Scope and Contents Scrapbook pertaining to James W. Caywood's service in the United States Navy during World War II while in Hawaii as part of the 26th Special Naval Construction Battalion. The bulk of the scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and drawings kept by Caywood while serving in Hawaii. Some of the photographs document the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and depict Caywood and other African-American sailors in everyday life on the island, as well as local Hawaiian women. Newspaper...

Charles A. Lindbergh Letters

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Identifier: SC 00389
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters, dated April 24, June 7, and July 7, 1944, handwritten by Charles A. Lindbergh, Coronado, California and the South Pacific, to Paul S. Baker, Engineering Division, Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticut. He discusses the performance, design, and mechanical problems of the Corsair F4U fighter plane. Also enclosed are two letters dated April 11 and April 18, 1944, from U.S. Marine Corps officers to Lindbergh about problems with the...

Charles Burleigh Papers

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Identifier: MS 00224
Content Description Twenty-six letters written by four U. S. servicemen during World War II, plus fifty-two photographs and four artifacts. Charles Burleigh’s letters are short and chatty. He wrote about his work in general, with frequent references to being tired, but he never mentioned the B-17s or their missions. He commented on living conditions, the dearth of comforts, camels, Arabs, and the relatively better situation in Italy. He wrote about activities during breaks, including day trips...

Charles Edward Gary, Jr. Papers

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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...

Charles Homer McCutchen World War II Cartoons

 Collection — Container: Small Collections Box 124, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01764
Content Description

Fourteen satirical cartoons created by Charles Homer McCutchen, a United States Army private serving in World War II. McCutchen was a resident of Chicago, and worked after the war as a painter and a freelance artist. The cartoons in this group feature commentary on military life, as well as politics.

Content warnings for racial caricatures.

Charlie A. Wilson and Margot Wilson Correspondence

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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

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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...

Clarence Deal Diary

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 77, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01132
Scope and Contents *Note: The diary is available digitally: the link is located further down under "Digital Material." Clarence Deal, a member of the 720th Bombardment Squard of the 15th Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. His unit served in the Mediterranean during the war. Diary includes a list of address of Deal's friends and officers, diary entries that note major events throughout the course of Deal's enlistment, and his service records. There are also two...

Coleman-Wilson Papers

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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...

Colgate Dorr Papers

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Identifier: SC 00890
Scope and Contents

Included are 4 letters of then 2nd Lt. Colgate Dorr (1920-2006) written to his parents between September and November 1944, while stationed in San Francisco, California and then Hawaii during the last year of World War II; and a poem "'We Graduate to War, A Poem for the Class of '41' by Colgate Dorr, '41."

Also included are two 1915 stock certificates and a 1912 postcard sent from Germany and addressed to Jessy (?) Colgate, Utica.

Gertha Sykes Collins Papers

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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,...

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American Association of University Women 1
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Anderson, Donald A. 1
Applegate, Margaret 1
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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
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Beck, Frederick D. 1
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Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
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Buzek, Cyril, Sr., 1922-1958 1
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