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Colorado River Relocation Center Scrapbook

 Collection
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...

Elsie Comfort Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 00115
Content Description The correspondence includes handwritten postcards, letters, and V-Mail as well as three photographs addressed to Elsie Jean Comfort (referred to as Elsie, Jean and Jeannie) from United States servicemen in the Army, Navy and Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. Several of the letter writers are from Comfort’s hometown of Elmira, New York. Comfort receives letters from F.W. (Franklin Woodward or “Barney”) Harlan; Charles R. Haner; James Ewing, Jr.; Donald Fickers; Richard T....

Concentration Camp Letters and Postcards

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00933
Scope and Contents Acc.. 2012.105 includes letters and postcards, 1941-1944, by prisoners from Auschwitz to their families. Acc. 2012.107 includes envelopes and letters, 1942-1944, sent by concentration camp prisoners  from Sachsenhausen, Mauthausen, Ravensbrueck, Dachau, Gusen and Auschwitz Stationary was provided by the camps and incudes rules of communication and also states for example that visits and packages were prohibited. The correspondence was strictly censored and excludes...

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.

Dan Rudden Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01303
Content Description

Two page letter addressed to his sweetheart, Ruthie S. Davis, letting her know how much he misses her.

Dave Richardson's Account of Merrill's Marauders Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00507
Content Description Two page letter from news correspondent for Yank, Dave Richardson, giving an account of the expedition of Merrill's Marauders behind Japanese enemy lines during World War II. While his letter was highly censored, he indicated that his articles would appear soon. This letter is written after Richardson's excursion with the infantry outfit and he only indicates that he is writing from Burma. His plans from there were to travel to China by way of India. He mentions a fellow Yank colleague,...

David and Harold Mandel Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00075
Scope and Contents

4 letters addressed to Harold Mandel from his family and girlfriend.  Harold Mandel served in World War II with the Army's Air Force 78th AAFB with Squadron C-1.   One of his brother's, David Mandel also served in the Army Air Force as an Officer (Lieutenant).  One of his letters is from Langley Air Field, Virginia.  The family was Jewish and David Mandel was held as a prisoner of war for a brief period in 1945. (source, NARA.gov)

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...

Grace De Frank Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01493
Scope and Contents

Letters to Grace from friends Mary Ellen Zynth and Rose about Grace's brother being drafted into the army, upcoming family weddings, and nursing school.

Max R. Decker Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01181
Scope and Contents Six diaries, 1930-1943 (with gaps) of Max R. Decker describing his life during the Great Depression and World War II. Decker is located in Buffalo, Kansas, but he and his brothers hop freight trains traveling through Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Kansas and Iowa. The diaries also describe the family searching for work and camping at various locations. The family ends up in Gaither, Arkansas. Decker joined Civilian Conservation Camp # 743 in the Ozark National Forest. The final diary describes...

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.

Diary and Newsletter (Saipan)

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Identifier: SC 00034
Scope and Contents

Contains a diary of an unknown soldier while stationed in Saipan during World War II. The diary begins in Februray 1945 and continues until February 1946. The diary includes descriptions of soldier life, patrols, planes shot down among others. There are drawings of Iwo Jima as well as a list of names, which may be either planes or boats around the island. Also included is a copy of The Saipan Daily Target from January 1946 featuring news from the United States and comics about the war.

Diary (Germany)

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00901
Scope and Contents Diary of an unidentified member of the U.S. Army, who spent 1943-1945 in Germany as an interpreter. He describes the trip from New York City to Europe, training in England, and finally his tour of duty in the Rhineland, passing through France and Belgium on the way.German cities mentioned are Aachen, Duisburg, Muelheim and Essen. The author was accompanying a battalion of engineers and he describes their work on bridges, checking for sabotage like mines and booby traps. He also...

Diary (Leicester, United Kingdom)

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Identifier: SC 00653
Scope and Contents Diary, 1942, of a woman in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in the United Kingdom during World War II. Includes information on her job in a department store prior to joining the WAAF, learning to drive, and her job as a driver for the WAAF. There is also details of her social life before and after joining the WAAF. Her name seems to be "Lee E. Bunn." Also included in the diary are pictures and descriptions of airplanes used by the Royal Air Force, pictures of badges of rank...

Diary on the end of World War II

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00638
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1945-1946, of an unknown person detailing the reactions to the end of World War II. It includes both handwritten diary entries and well as newspaper clippings cut out and glued into the diary. The cover includes a political cartoon entitled "New Light of Asia" and depicts firebombs falling on Tokyo.

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...

Donald A. Anderson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00070
Scope and Contents

One letter from Donald A. Anderson to Miss Rose Russo dated October 17, 1942.  Anderson was stationed with Platoon 825 at the Recruitment Depot of Paris Island, South Carolina with the United States Marine Corps.

Donald Ransom Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00065
Scope and Contents

One letter from Donald Ransom to his family dated October 1, 1944.  Ransom served in Company C of the 1257th Engineer's Corps, "C" Battalion in World War II.

Dorothy Silbiger Letters to Richard Silbiger

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01411
Content Description

Collection of letters from Dorothy to her husband, Richard, a Reservist in the Army during World War II. He was stationed with the 59th Training Group in Squadron 598 V at Keesler Field, Mississippi.

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.

Dowdy Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00117
Content Description

Collection of letters to and from the Dowdy family from 1944-69. Daniel and Gladys Dowdy were residents of Eggleston, VA. Their letters to each other, written in 1944-45, discuss their life together, their plans for after the war, and their romance in explicit detail. Also includes letters from 1961-62 from the Dowdy children's German penpal, and letters from 1969 as son Harold began basic training in the US Army.

Margetta Hirsch Doyle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.005
Scope and Contents

This collection contains diaries, photographs, and other material related to Margetta Doris (Hirsch) Doyle. The bulk of the collection consists of material related to Margetta Doyle's days as a student at Mary from 1941-1945. The collection also includes a diary, photographs, and financial information concerning a trip to China, Japan, and Hong Kong in the fall of 1984 by Margetta Hirsch Doyle, her husband, and two friends. The diaries contain summary notes compiled by Margetta Doyle.

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Alumni Band Organization. 1
American Association of University Women 1
American Austrian Foundation 1
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Anderson, Donald A. 1
Applegate, Margaret 1
Armstrong, Norm A. 1
Army Officer Candidate School No. 1 (Fargo, N.D.) 1
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
Barnewall, Gordon 1
Beasley, George Alfred 1
Beck, Frederick D. 1
Begg family 1
Belk, George Washington, III 1
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Blair, James, 1656-1743 1
Blankenship family 1
Blizzard, Arlie Raymond (1909-1966) 1
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Brown, Coalter, and Tucker Family 1
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Brown, John Thompson, 1861-1921 1
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Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
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Bundles for Britain, Inc 1
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Burger, Warren Earl, 1907-1995 1
Burke, Arleigh A., 1901-1996 1
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Buzek, Cyril, Sr., 1922-1958 1
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Carpenter, James E. 1
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