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369th African American Infantry Regiment Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00085
Scope and Contents Over 170 photographs of African American men in military uniform that lacks any distinguishing insignia but some uniforms feature a coiled rattlesnake, the patch adopted by the 369th Infantry Regiment which was stationed in Hawaii during World War II.  The men of this regiment called themselves the Black Rattlers, Harlem Hell-fighters, and the Men of Bronze.  The 369th Regiment was formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment, the first African American to serve with the...

398th United States Army Air Force Bombardment Squadron Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00799
Scope and Contents Contains a handwritten diary, roster, booklets, and newsletters that were collected by a member of the 398th Bombardment Squadron, 504th Bombardment Group of the Twentieth United States Army Air Force that was stationed on Tinian Island during Word War II. Included in the collection is a diary written by an unknown soldier that follows his voyage from Seattle, Washington in November 1944 up through the end of the War in September 1945. The unknown soldier was an enlisted soldier and worked...

442nd Regimental Combat Team Photograph Album

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Identifier: SC 01573
Scope and Contents 18 black and white photographs spanning 8 pages which feature soldiers from a Japanese American segregated regiment. Most of the photographs are of the soldiers posing, working, and relaxing at camp, most likely Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Three photos are accompanied by captions. The regiment was made up mostly of second generation Japanese citizens who fought mostly in Europe. Their motto was "Go for Broke" and they are the most decorated unit in the history of American war fighting. ...

A. L. Monk Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01308
Content Description

Two page letter written on USO stationary to a former commander, Lieutenant Colonel Louis Weiss. Because of censorship and the secrecy of his work, Monk cannot discuss locations, topics of jobs, or even names of others he interacts with. He does, however, comment at length regarding the weather.

African American Soldiers in World War II

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Identifier: MS 00088
Scope and Contents

91 photos of African Americans during World War II.  Many of the photos are labeled Wissmar (captured by Ally forces May 2, 1945) and Frankfurt, Germany.  Some names of the soldiers are printed on the back of the photographs.  Most of the photos are not dated and depict men in their uniforms near military vehicles and in a casual setting.  Some photographs are of the men with local (civilian dress) women.

Al to Cass Letters

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Identifier: SC 01494
Scope and Contents

Letters from Al to his wife Cass. He mentions a gift he sent her from Arizona made out of an "Indian weed" and talks about life in the army and the men in his unit.

Lucian W. Alexander Diary

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Identifier: SC 01029
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1942-1943, of Corporal Lucian W. Alexander while he was stationed in India during World War II. Alexander was member of the 679th Signal Corps of the United States Army. The diary contains 46 handwritten pages, 10 of those are itinerary pages of places he visited, 8 pages contain more descriptive entries, and last section of the diary contains 28 pages of autographs and addresses.

Alumni Association Records

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Identifier: UA 80
Scope and Contents

The records of the Alumni Association of the College of William and Mary include office files, material from select Executive Secretaries, meeting minutes, publications, correspondence, and other material documenting the activities of the William & Mary Alumni Association as well as the College of William & Mary's history and alumni more generally.

American Legion Williamsburg Post #39 Records

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Identifier: SC 00747
Scope and Contents

Contains records, 1967-circa 1980s, of the Williamsburg Post of the American Legion. Includes two printed histories of the Williamsburg post, a photograph of its members, and a poster encouraging people to join the American Legion.

K. F. Andersen Letters

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Identifier: MS 00208
Scope and Contents 82 Letters to Geraldine Andersen mostly from her husband, K. F. Andersen, who went by Andy. The bulk of the letters are from World War II, but there are a few from friends in 1948 after the untimely death of Andy. All but seven of the letters are correspondence between Kristian Frederick Andersen and his wife Geraldine M. (Worrell) Andersen when they are separated because of his Coast Guard assignments in the United States during World War II. The correspondence begins when Andy arrives at...

Armand Cashier Letters, 1943- 1944

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Identifier: SC 01302
Content Description

Collection of six letters from addressed to Florence E. DeSantes. Cashier served as a Private in Company "G" of the 16th Infantry Division during World War, II. His letters are from North Africa and England where Cashier was training for the Allied invasion into France. He writes about missing his sweetheart, Florence, anticipation of their upcoming wedding, and of wishing the war was over or that he could at least get a furlough for a short while before fighting again.

Lady Nancy Astor Papers

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Identifier: SC 00631
Scope and Contents

18 Letters and notes, 1927-1956, from Nancy Astor, London, Taplow, and Plymouth, England, to Lilly Harrison Hill Smith Bradbury in Upperville, Virginia. Collection includes two photos of Nancy Astor, not originating with the correspondence. Lilly Harrison Hill Smith Bradbury and Nancy Astor were childhood friends.

University Archives Audiovisual Collection

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Identifier: UA 58
Scope and Contents The University Archives Audiovisual Collection is an artificial collection of various audio and visual formats documenting the College of William and Mary campus, events, people, etc. The collection contains analog, magnetic, and digital media and while not comprehensive, it does include material from a variety of time periods and types of events including commencements, Charter Day, building dedications, lecture series, Raft Debates, visiting scholars and distinguished guests, athletic...

August Lourenco Letters

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Identifier: MS 00036
Content Description About 170 letters belonging to August "Auggie" Lourenco, a Portuguese-American of Newark, New Jersey, who served in the United States Army during World War II. Most letters are addressed to his girlfriend-then-wife, Anna "Ann" Lourenco (née Ertman), a second-generation Polish immigrant. Lourenco joined the United States Army in 1943 and completed his basic training at Camp Gordon, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee, before being sent to Yuma, Arizona for additional training. Lourenco was...

Letters and Postcards of Concentration Camp Detainees at Auschwitz, Dachau, and Gusen

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Identifier: SC 01351
Content Description

Ten letters and seven postcards, 1940-1945 from concentration camp prisoners in Germany. Letters contain the name of the detainee, date of birth, and prisoner number. The majority of the letters were written on official camp stationary which contained the rules and warnings (in German) of what was allowed to be included in correspondence addressed to the detainees.

Charles Avery Letters

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Identifier: MS 00116
Content Description This collection contains letters from Private First Class Charles Avery to his sister Ruth Dunlap in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania during and immediately after World War II. Charles writes about the training and attending school at the University of Connecticut while in the Army, health problems in his family, the leisure activities available to him, a little about his combat experience, and the death of his mother. During the war he trains in Virginia (Camp Pickett), North Carolina, and...

Philip L. Barbour Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 89 Bar 23
Scope and Contents Papers, 1935-1980, of historian and scholar Philip Lemont Barbour (1898-1980), including research notes for his historical writings on the settlement of North America. Most articles, clippings and notes concern those people associated with Captain John Smith, a leader of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia. Notes were also used in the audio production, "The Jamestown Saga; the Founding of the American Colony in the Words of the Colonists," written by Philip L. Barbour and Nigel...

Cynthia Barlowe and Raymond Kimbrough Collection

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1993.29
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1909-1966, relating to institutions in Williamsburg, Virginia including William and Mary, Matthew Whaley School and Bruton Parish Church collected by Cynthia Barlowe and Raymond Kimbrough.

Battery D, 10th Anti-Aircraft Training Battalion photograph, 1943

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Identifier: SC 01689
Scope and Contents Black and white photograph of servicemen with Battery D, 10th Anti-Aircraft Training Battalion at Fort Eustis, Virginia under the command of Captain R.E. Eisele. The photograph is labeled by row with last name and first and middle name initials. A flag is located at the photograph's center, against a background of trees. The servicemen are either seated and standing on wooden bleachers. There is a warning printed along the photograph's bottom: "Existing regulations prohibit the...

Berdean Hall Letters

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Identifier: MS 00222
Content Description This collection consists of about 50 letters addressed to Berdean Hall, of Newman, California, mostly from her brother, John Hall. Berdean Hall served in World War II as a member of the United States Women's Army Corps, known as WAC. After joining the WAC, Berdean was transferred to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her brother also served in the United States Army during World War II in the Army Air Corps. Berdean's letters include correspondence from friends serving in the military during World...

Bernard T. Lindsey Letters

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Identifier: MS 00075
Scope and Contents

Large amount of letters from Bernard T. Lindsey to his wife, Julia from 1943-1946.  During World War II, Lindsey served as a Bosuns' Mate, First Class in the United States Navy.  He participated in the Pacific theater and served on board the USS RINGOLD (1940), USS ALBERMARLE (1941), USS NEW JERSEY BB-62 (1942), and USS WISCONSIN BB-64 (1943-1946). These letters cover the time that Lindsey served on the USS WISCONSIN.

Biase J. Velente Letter

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Identifier: SC 00067
Overview

One letter from Biase J. Velente to Ida Lyshon postmarked May 15, 1944.  Velente served in World War II in Company A of the 38 Regiment of the 2nd Tank Battalion.  His letter is from Camp Croft, South Carolina.

Paul Bilofsky Letters

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Identifier: SC 00717
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1943, written to Paul Bilofsky, a soldier stationed at Camp Peary. Authors include Bilofsky's sister Mary as well as other friends and relatives. Letters include information about their personal life, rationing of food, events that they attended, wanting to be pen pals, and romantic messages, among others.

Blizzard Family Papers

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Identifier: MS 00006
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, photographs and other material related to three Franklin, West Virginia brothers who served in the United States military during World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of nearly 200 letters of outgoing correspondence penned by three brothers, Arlie, Arthur, and W. Russell Blizzard to their mother and sisters in Franklin, West Virginia. Some of the topics discussed in the correspondence include army training, work, Arlie's visit to Japan and...

University Archives Bound Volumes Collection

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Identifier: UA 15
Scope and Contents

This collection contains information about the College of William and Mary from the Eighteenth Century to the present. Included in the collection are faculty lecture notes from a variety of classes, scrapbooks, research notes, correspondence, textbooks used at the College of William and Mary, minute and account books, poetry books, student notebooks, a literary manual, and various other miscellaneous bound volumes.

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Williamsburg (Va.)--History--20th century 13
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Pamphlets 10
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Personal narratives 10
United States. Navy--History--World War, 1939-1945 9
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations 9
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Williamsburg (Va.)--History 3
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Women college students 3
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography 3
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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 4
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Society of the Alumni 3
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps 3
American Red Cross 2
Bund Deutscher Mädel 2
Coleman family 2
Coleman, Mary Haldane Begg, 1875-1967 2
College of William and Mary. Board of Visitors 2
College of William and Mary. Dept. of Theatre, Speech, and Dance 2
College of William and Mary. William and Mary Theatre 2
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 2
Kimbrough, Janet C. (Janet Coleman) 2
Koontz, Amos Ralph, 1890-1965 2
Millington, John, 1779-1868 2
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture 2
Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945 2
Preston, William 2
Reunions 2
Tucker 2
United States. Army 2
United States. Army. Signal Corps 2
United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve 2
Williamsburg Post-War Planning Commission (Va.) 2
Adelman, Ilse 1
Aeschleman, Leonard R. 1
Air Raid Warden's Service 1
Alexander, Lucian W. 1
Alumni Band Organization. 1
American Association of University Women 1
American Austrian Foundation 1
American Chemical Society 1
Andersen, K. F. 1
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
Bennett, Henry Eastman, 1873-1941 1
Bernard Family 1
Berry, Elizabeth 1
Blair, James, 1656-1743 1
Blankenship family 1
Blizzard, Arlie Raymond (1909-1966) 1
Blizzard, Arthur Roy (1918-1992) 1
Blizzard, William Russell (1912-2000) 1
Bolling, Maurice Landon 1
Boulanger, Edward. 1
Bowers, Judith A. Magrino 1
Bradbury, Lilly Harrison Hill Smith 1
Braun, Fritz 1
Braxton family 1
Bright, Robert Southall, 1872-1947 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Cassie Dallas Tucker 1
Brown, Coalter, and Tucker Family 1
Brown, Frances Bland Coalter, 1835-1894 1
Brown, Henry Peronneau, 1883-1942 1
Brown, John Thompson, 1861-1921 1
Brown, John Willcox, 1886- 1
Brown, William B. 1
Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
Bryan, John Stewart, 1871-1944 1
Bundles for Britain, Inc 1
Bunker, Carl M. 1
Burger, Warren Earl, 1907-1995 1
Burke, Arleigh A., 1901-1996 1
Burleigh, Charles 1
Buzek, Cyril, Sr., 1922-1958 1
Cabana, Leonard R. 1
Calandra, Salvatore Rocco 1
Carlson, Lane, 1919-2010 1
Carpenter, Albina 1
Carpenter, Avery 1
Carpenter, Betty 1
Carpenter, Charlotte 1
Carpenter, Gary P. 1
Carpenter, James E. 1
Carpenter, James Saylor 1
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