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.
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.
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.