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World War, 1939-1945--United States--Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

McLeod-Tyler Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.120, Acc. 2013.070
Scope and Contents Papers, 1930-1970 and undated, from members of the McLeod-Tyler family. Included in the collection are diaries and scrapbooks of Lieutenant John G. Tyler II during World War II, a typed transcript of a Civil War Memoir of Edward Keville Glennan; a commemorative collection of 20 battle pictures, entitled "Advance in the Pacific, New Guinea to the Philipines"; and two high school poetry anthologies, 1969-1970 to which J. Goodenow Tyler III contributed.

Donald Mullikan Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01044
Scope and Contents Letters, 1942-1945, of Donald Mullikan written to his sister, Lois Mullikan. Donald was stationed in multiple areas during the war, including the Canal Zone in Panama.

Rembert Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of approximately 1400 total items including approximately 550 letters from 1944 to 1955 between John Patrick Rembert and his wife Sarafan, as well as other correspondence regarding homelife and the military and World War II. Also included in this collection are photo albums and loose photographs, including many portraits of John Patrick Rembert and Sarafan Rembert, relatives of the Remberts, friends and family and the Rembert's travels. There are several 8x10 official...

John J. Waller Service Record

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00690
Scope and Contents Service record book, 1943-1946, of John J. Waller, a member of the United States Army from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Includes a list of his duty stations, ranks that he held, his citations and decorations, places he visited, and his discharge date. There are also photographs of Waller from various points in his service.