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John Lesslie Hall, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 78 H14
Scope and Contents Papers, 1937-1973, of Admiral John Lesslie Hall, Jr. of Williamsburg and Alexandria, Va. and while stationed at Pearl Harbor, San Francisco and Norfolk, Va. The papers are both personal and professional. The collection contains material concerning World War II Operations TORCH (North Africa), BIGOT-HUSKY, AVALANCHE (Salerno), NEPTUNE-OVERLORD, and as well as the Army-Navy joint agreement on Normandy. Also includes material pertaining to his work with the USO, the Naval War College, Army War...

Hampton Roads-Peninsula War Studies Committee Records

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Identifier: UA 40
Scope and Contents

The Hampton Roads-Peninsula War Studies Committee collection includes business case studies; records of expenditures; general correspondence; and correspondence and publications of Dr. Charles E. Marsh.

Harrison S. Forrester Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01323
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters and a postcard, all written by Captain Harrison Forrester to his fiance and subsequent wife, Martha, between the years 1941 and 1945. Also included are five small black and white photographs of cityscapes and a soldier's grave. The letters document Forrester's thoughts before Pearl Harbor, while preparing to go overseas, and while stationed in Germany.

Helen Bowden Peters Darlington Letters

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Identifier: SC 01270
Content Description Two letters from Helen Bowden Peters Darlington to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Peters. Contents describe her time in Madrid in 1945 during the war where her husband was working as for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) out of the American Embassy under the guise of an attache for that organization. She gave great detail to the animosity her husband and other OSS spies received from the regular embassy staff and also told her parents a lot about her living arrangements for the few...

Helen Rodgers Weber Letters

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Identifier: MS 00211
Scope and Contents The collection consists of incoming correspondence for Helen Rodgers Weber, with the bulk written over a few months in 1943. The letters are mostly authored by Helen's mother Lettie, father Clarence, and sister Jean. The content reflects on daily life in Indiana during WWII. Helen, also known as Honan, marries Charles Anthony Weber in May 1943. The tight-knit family often addresses their letters to both Helen and Charles and sign each letter as a family unit. Other...

Henry C. Moss Letters

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Identifier: SC 00073
Scope and Contents

Two letters from Henry C. Moss to Henry (Hank) J. Heusinkveld dated November 16, 1943 and May 6, 1944.  Moss served in World War II with the Army's 342nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C.  He wrote both letters from Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Henry Crookhorn Letter

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Identifier: SC 01305
Content Description Six page letter addressed to his wife dated June 15, 1944. In it, he addresses the unknown plans for himself and other troop members, dispels rumors she may have heard about troop plans, and cautions her about the Army censoring their letters. Henry also reports about a swim exercise coordinated by their regiment leader. All were required to swim 100 yards in the pool. Of the group, only 12 were able to complete this task. As a result, the plan was made to visit the pool weekly in order...

Herman Recht Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.31
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of more than 700 letters written by Herman Recht (1908-1971), a Navy yeoman, from Camp Peary (U.S. Naval Construction Training Center), near Williamsburg, Virginia, between October 1943 and February 1946, to his wife, Esther, in Clairton, Pennsylvania. There are no letters from Esther because, as he wrote her, saving them would make him homesick.Recht had been a lawyer for eight and a half years before joining the Navy. He was very well read, and...

Hilda Haworth Diary

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Identifier: SC 01437
Scope and Contents Diary, September 1942 to December 1943, of Hilda Haworth, a resident of Guernsey who, during WWII, was deported by the German army to a POW camp in Dorsten, Germany and later transferred to the POW camp Lindele in Biberach, Germany. Discusses the daily life in the camp, including food and accommodations, being separated from her children, illnesses, entertainment, different gender roles within the camp, anxiety about children who were left behind, excitement about mail, parcels from the Red...

George S. Hochberg Letters

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.490
Scope and Contents Approximately eighty letters, written from 1944 to 1945, received by George S. Hochberg, of East Orange, New Jersey, primarily during his officer training in the Marine Corps at Parris Island, South Carolina and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Before joining the Marine Corps, Hochberg was a student at Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut. This collection includes letters from George Hochberg's parents, Rose and Benjamin Hochberg, in New Jersey and brother Jerry in the Pacific, as well as...

Howard O. Morris Letters

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Identifier: MS 00050
Scope and Contents Letters from Howard O. Morris, to his wife, Juanita, during World War II.  There are also a few letters from his wife to him.  Morris enlisted in the Army in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and served with the 115th Army Regiment as part of the 1st Eurpoean Civil Affairs (ECA) Regiment, Company A.  While the 115th Regiment was joined with the 1st Division for the Battle of Normandy, Morris' Company stayed behind in England.  The ECA was responsible for giving public health guidance to civilians...

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....

Ilse Adelman Diaries

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Identifier: SC 01125
Scope and Contents Two diaries, January 1941-December 1942, kept by a German school girl. Both volumes are called "Kriegstagebuch" (War Diaries) and were most likely part of an regular school assignment or created under direction of the "Bund Deutscher Maedel" which was a constituent of the Hitler Youth.For the most part the entries document events of war like battles, news from occupied territories and the occasional news of members of the National Socialist Party or of military personnel. The...

Ingeborg Hartmann Diary

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Identifier: SC 01127
Scope and Contents This volume is a combination of printed calendar, yearbook and diary, kept by Ingeborg Hartmann (b. 1919). It is titled "Der Merker, Jugendjahrbuch des BDU" and was published by the "Verlag des Volksbundes fuer das Deutschtum im Ausland," Berlin. The printed content is propaganda supporting the German national-socialist regime and its politics, and contains a photograph of and quotations by Adolf Hitler. Other printed content are short articles about ethnic German communities abroad, ...

Italian Prisoner of War letters

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Identifier: SC 00131
Scope and contents

Three Prisoner of War letters from World War II written in Italian.  Two letters originated in Algeria (Orano) Camp #134.  The third has an address listed as the Prisoner of War Information Bureau Provost Marshall's Office, POW camp M126, Washington, D.C.  Letters are stamped or have markings indicating Prisoner of War Postage and also show stamps that the letters passed censoring protocol.

James C. Goodwyn Olde Guarde Presentation on World War II

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Identifier: UA 5.156
Scope and Contents

Contains a presentation entitled "Reflections of a World War II Bombardier" by James C. Goodwyn, class of 1948, to the Olde Guarde of the Alumni Association in May 2005. Included are first-hand stories of Goodwyn's involvement with the 15th Air Force, 20th Squadron in Italy, photographs of Goodwyn and other Air Force Members, and a copy of the Olde Guarde program with the names and summaries of the other presentations given.

James H. Schneider Letter

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Identifier: SC 00064
Scope and Contents

One letter from James H. Schneider to Betty Dietz dated October 13, 1945.  Schneider writes from the 29 Palms area of California.  In his letter he talks about fixing planes, missing sea duty, and taking a trip to Los Angeles.

James Kimmel Letters

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Identifier: MS 00051
Scope and Contents PFC James Kimmel (1921-1944) letters to and from him during World War II.  Kimmel was killed in action in Italy while serving with the Army in the 157th Infantry. Collection includes hundreds of of letters, eight v-mail letters, and five letters witten by Janet Bosler, Kimmel's sweetheart, that were returned and marked "deceased." The collection also includes newspaper clippings that reported Kimmel's death, a church service bulletin for his memorial, and letters of condolence to Bosler from...

Janney Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1996.07
Scope and Contents Letters; 1927-1931, 1943-1945 of the Janney family of 'Roaring Springs,' Gloucester County, Va. Includes letters of Henrietta H. Janney to her daughter Emily R. Janney, a nurse at Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Md. and the Duke Hospital, Durham, N.C., letters which describe life during the Great Depression in Gloucester County. Typescripts of letters; 1943-1945; from Emily R. Janney, at Gloucester County, to her brother Lt. Commander Samuel A. Janney while he was serving in the US Navy...

Japanese Soldier's World War II Photograph Album

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Identifier: MS 00091
Scope and Contents

About 150 photographs within an album of images likely taken in Manchuria under Japanese occupation.  Most of the images are of Japanese soldiers posing in full dress uniform or of Japanese soldiers conducting work.  Included are also many photographs of Japanese women and children happily posing for the photographer.   There are no combat photographs but a couple that show a tank rolling down the street of a town and one of a town burning in the distance.

Japanese War Trials Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 J24
Scope and Contents Papers, 1945-1948, concerning the International Military Tribunal for the Far East's trials of alleged Japanese war criminals. The collection consists of printed material and copies of papers sent to Otto Lowe, Washington, D. C. by Joseph B. Keenan, chief prosecutor. Includes opening statement of prosecution; indictment; lists of suspects; charter of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East; transcripts of teletype conferences; and affidavits of Cordell Hull, Joseph C. Grew and...

Owen G. Jarboe Scrapbooks

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.145
Scope and Contents The following description was excerpted from a note by the seller: "Two scrapbooks, 1928-1948, of  Owen Jarboe, General Traffic Supervisor of the Associated Telephone Co. and later of the US Army Signal Corps.  Included are newspaper clippings, greeting cards, correspondence and photographs. There are original Signal Corp photographs that are duplicated in magazine articles, some of which include Owen Jarboe, who also wrote some of the articles.  There are also Rotarian items in the books...

Jeff to Louis Letter

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Identifier: SC 01507
Scope and Contents

Letter about hoping for a quick discharge from the Navy as well as a visit to Tokyo.

Jesse Figula Letters

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Identifier: SC 01399
Content Description

Series of letters addressed to Jesse Figula A private in the Army who was stationed at the Panama Canal Zone, from various individuals dated 1933-1945. Two of the authors are his brothers, Bill and George, who also join the armed forces during World War, II. Louie, another brother who is serving in the US Navy, also writes to Jesse. In one letter dated 1937, Bill describes a Union strike at the steel mill in their town.

John G. Roland Diary

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Identifier: SC 00956
Scope and Contents

Diary of John G. Roland, a soldier at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland. Discusses primarily his training and his attempt to get into Officer Candidate School.

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Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879-1964 1
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Avery, Charles Franklin 1
Bachmann, William P., 1886-1974 1
Barksdale, Martha, 1900-1974 1
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