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Lucian W. Alexander Diary

 Collection
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.

Cynthia Barlowe and Raymond Kimbrough Collection

 Collection
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.

Biase J. Velente Letter

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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...

Carl M. Bunker Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01010
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1944-1945, written by Carl M. Bunker, a private in the US Army during World War II, to his parents in Dayton, Ohio.  For more detailed description provided by the seller, click on the Finding Aid link below.

Cyril Buzek, Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00077
Scope and Contents 154 letters, 2 postcards, and a photograph, 1945–1946.  The letters are from Cyril Buzek to his parents and sisters in Lane City, Texas.  Buzek came to Camp Peary, near Williamsburg, Virginia, in January 1945 for basic training in the Navy.  After short stints in Norfolk and Newport News, he was sent to Panama in July 1945, where he was posted at various sites.  The nearly continuous stream of letters ended in late December 1945, but there were two additional ones from Panama written in May...

Camp Roberts (Ca.) Congratulatory Notes

 Collection
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.

Charles Homer McCutchen World War II Cartoons

 Collection — Container: Small Collections Box 124, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01764
Content Description

Fourteen satirical cartoons created by Charles Homer McCutchen, a United States Army private serving in World War II. McCutchen was a resident of Chicago, and worked after the war as a painter and a freelance artist. The cartoons in this group feature commentary on military life, as well as politics.

Content warnings for racial caricatures.

Charlie A. Wilson and Margot Wilson Correspondence

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Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2010.576
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, 1942-1945, between Charlie A. Wilson and his wife Margot Wilson.  The letters start in 1942 when Charlie first goes to training and track his trek through Europe during the War. As he is shipped overseas he and his wife  write about how life is in their new realities, the war, and changes in their own personal relationship .  Letters were shipped by V-mail, regular mail and airmail and several are stamped by the censor. There are a few newspaper clippings from the...

Colgate Dorr Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00890
Scope and Contents

Included are 4 letters of then 2nd Lt. Colgate Dorr (1920-2006) written to his parents between September and November 1944, while stationed in San Francisco, California and then Hawaii during the last year of World War II; and a poem "'We Graduate to War, A Poem for the Class of '41' by Colgate Dorr, '41."

Also included are two 1915 stock certificates and a 1912 postcard sent from Germany and addressed to Jessy (?) Colgate, Utica.

Gertha Sykes Collins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.487
Scope and Contents Primarily this is a collection of love letters written between 1942-1944 to Gertha Barbara Jean Sykes residing in St. Louis, Missouri and James NMI Dansby, an African-American soldier in the United States Army. There are also letters from two other Army soldiers, Jack Smith, stationed in the Pacific and Benjamin D. Collins, an aircompany soldier, whom Sykes married in 1949. The letters begin when Dansby joined the Army and started basic training in Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg,...

Colorado River Relocation Center Scrapbook

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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...

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.

David and Harold Mandel Letters

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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)

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.

Edward Boulanger Letters,

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00044
Scope and Contents

23 love letters written by Edward Boulanger to his wife (name unknown) in Gardner, Massachusetts, during WWII.  About nine letters were written while he was at Camp Peary in Williamsburg, Va.; about fourteen letters were written while overseas in New Guinea and the Philippines. The letters indicate he was a Seabee (the construction battalions the Navy used in WWII).  Of note is the Camp Peary letterhead.

Elizabeth Berry Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00068
Scope and Contents

One letter from Elizabeth (Betty) Berry to Private Joseph J. Dohner stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia postmarked October 17, 1942.

George Endres Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00074
Scope and Contents

8 letters from George Endres to and from his family and friends from 1942- 1943.  Endres served in World War II with the Army's 7th Armored Division.

Gordon Barnewall Letters

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 122
Identifier: SC 01749
Content Description 109 letters, 2 postcards, and one VMI "Hop" dance card that belonged to Gordon Barnewall, a Virginia Military Institute student during World War II. The cards and letters are all addressed to Barnewall. The senders range from his mother and father (W.G. Barnewall), to young men stationed in military training camps, and young women attending college. The topics covered in the letters include Gordon's relationships with women, his grades, health, and his impending entrance into the...

Helen Rodgers Weber Letters

 Collection
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

 Collection
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.

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Schneider, James H. 1
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