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World War, 1939-1945--European Front

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Philip L. Barbour Papers

 Collection
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...

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.

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.

Elizabeth Feldhusen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00049
Scope and Contents Lieutenant Elizabeth A. Feldhusen (1918-2014) was born in Brooklyn, New York and served in World War II as a nurse at field evacuation hospitals in France, Germany, and Austria. She was part of the 131st Evacuation Hospital activated out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After German forces signed full surrender, the 131st was ultimately assigned in Austria near a concentration camp in order to take care of recently liberated Polish and Russian prisoners. This collection includes letters from...

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...

Howard O. Morris Letters

 Collection
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...

James C. Goodwyn Olde Guarde Presentation on World War II

 Collection
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 Kimmel Letters

 Collection
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...

Weldon E. Lewis, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.42
Scope and Contents This is a collection of letters written mainly by Sgt. Weldon Eli Lewis, Jr. while he served in the 5th and 7th Army during World War II.  He was in the Special Platoon of the company called Contact Platoon. The majority of the letters are written by Sgt. Weldon E. Lewis to his wife, Madge Colglazier Lewis. Some letters are written by Sgt. Lewis to his son, Weldon E. Lewis, III, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Weldon E. Lewis and his in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. Colglazier. A few letters were...

Muriel McCormick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.779
Scope and Contents

Diaries and photographs, 1937-1949, of Muriel McCormick.  McCormick was a staff member at the United States embassy in Paris, France, from 1945-1946, and much of the collection chronicles her travels through Europe.

Payne Family WWII Scrapbook, 1941-1945

 Collection — Box 1, Volume: 1
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.100
Scope and Contents

World War II Scrapbook, 1941-1945, most likely compiled by Mrs. R. H. Payne of Remington, Virginia. Included are news clippings relating to the war, as well as a telegram, postcards and letters sent to her by her son Barksdale McClanahan Payne (1907-1985) from his military service in Europe, Barksdale Payne's military insignia and foreign paper money.

Robb-Bernard Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 R54
Scope and Contents Papers, 1800-1901, of and relating to John Hipkins and John Hipkins Bernard (mostly accounts); of and relating to members of the Hipkins, Bernard and Robb families; and relating to the Hipkins-Bernard-Robb home "Rose Hill," Caroline County, Va. (later renamed "Gay Mont") and to Bernard's lands in Alabama, Texas and Arkansas. Includes diaries, correspondence, poems, accounts and account books of women (Elizabeth Hipkins, Jane Gay Robertson Bernard, and Helen Struan Bernard Robb); and legal...

Tom Sunkiskis World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00109
Scope and Contents This artificial collection of World War II era correspondence spans 1935 and 1939-1945. The letters are primarily from soldiers serving in the US Armed Forces, but also a few letters written by American civilians living in the USA during this period. One folder contains 33 letters from various German soldiers, written to Marie Luise Matsko of Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany (written in German). C collected by Tom Sunkiskis, this two-box collection contains correspondence from a variety of authors...

Mary Frances Switzer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00108
Scope and Contents Papers, letters, and photographs of Mary Frances Switzer (1919-2005) of Florida who served as a World War II army nurse in France, Belgium, and Germany. After a pre-war nursing degree completed in New Orleans, Mary spent time training in military camps in the United States and England. The collection comprises letters written during the war by Mary to her parents while she was abroad, in which she describes life in army camps and combat zones, leisure activities while on break, and the...

W. A. Goodpasture Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00078
Scope and Contents Five letters written by Wilbur A. Goodpasture to his wife during World War II.  Goodpasture was a combat soldier in the United States Army, 3rd Armored Division.  The letters were written in England, shortly before the invasion at Normandy and from Germany.  Two of the letters were written post Victory over Europe Day.  Goodpasture received the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and earned five campaign medals. When the United States Army initiated the point system to rotate soldiers back to the...

George Withers World War II Posters

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2013.272
Scope and Contents

Posters featuring works illustrated by George Withers while an artist at the European Theater of Operations in Paris, France during World War II. Includes the first page of a letter home to his wife Virginia, Victory in Europe (V-E) Day in Paris, liberated Paris in the summer of 1945, and the Cirque de Paris. There are also two commercial illustrations by George Withers which include a movie poster and a drawing of Walt Whitman's birthplace on Long Island.

Joseph M. Zinni Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00242
Scope and Contents Letters from Joseph M. Zinni to his wife, Anne from 1940-1945. Letters discuss his travels with the 166th Signal Photographic Company and the 39th Signal Corps through Northern Ireland, France, and Luxembourg during World War II. The 166th documented the major military campaigns of the war, produced millions of feet of combat film and hundreds of thousands of developed still images. They supplied a significant amount of footage to the US news media and also documented evidence of Nazi...