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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, 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

 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.

Carl S. Worboys Letters

 Collection
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 United...

Lane Carlson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/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, with...

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
Scope and Contents Letters about Casey's life in the army talking about his unit being in transit, attending a local Finnish dance, and betting with his fellow soldiers. Casey bets $25 that the war wouldn't end "before January 15 of next year."

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 material...

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...

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