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World War II

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Barney Baker papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00353
Content Description The Barney Baker collection consists primarily of Barney Baker's correspondence from his military postings to his wife, Blanche Baker, in New York City. There are 222 letters in the collection, 32 sent from Camp Upton, 13 from Fort Niagara, and 177 from Panama, all addressed to his wife Blanche. Baker's letters are primarily concerned with news of his wife and child, their family and friends, and express love and longing. The correspondence also contains information regarding Baker's...
Dates: 1944-1945

Charles Homer McCutchen World War II Cartoons

 Collection — 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.

Dates: 1942 - 1944

Elizabeth Todd Gilmore diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01762
Content Description

A hundred and eighty page diary kept by Elizabeth Todd Gilmore while on a trip to Europe in 1934. Gilmore traveled with her friend Rhea through Austria, England, Italy and Germany. While in the last two countries, Gilmore remarked upon the conditions of the Fascist and Nazi controlled tourist sites she visited.

Content warnings for anti-Semitism

Dates: 1934 August

Thomas Pinckney Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 49
Scope and Contents As Director of Public Relations, Pinckney worked in a two-person office with office assistant Emily Sneed and includes much about campus experience from 1938-1942. The office did not cover sports publicity, which was handled by the Athletics Department. Pinckney and Sneed also oversaw the Wren Building Guides, a group of male students who interpreted and gave tours of the Wren Building. Pinckney’s records include correspondence with Deans Grace Landrum, J. Wilfred Lambert, and James W....
Dates: 1932-1942

Rosalie White Irwin Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00342
Content Description A collection of two hundred and twenty-one letters sent to Rosalie White Irwin, a resident of Richmond, Virginia, dated from 1937 to 1950. Most of the letters included are from a variety of male admirers or boyfriends, including her future husband, Ted. The men are all serving in the army at the end of World War II and in the years following. Their letters provide descriptions of army and camp life both at home and abroad in India, the Philippines, Australia, Japan, and the South Pacific....
Dates: 1937 - 1950

Santiago Juarez photograph album and scrapbook collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00355
Content Description This collection contains photographs and ephemera from a decorated Mexican-American soldier who was active during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The photographs in the collection portray Juarez's wife Hatsuko Sakai, from Japan. Photographs also depict Juarez in uniform, as well as landscape scenes from Japan, and American servicemen interacting with prisoners of war. In addition, the collection includes ephemera such as Juarez's U.S. Army Geneva Convention ID card, mess...
Dates: 1947-1954

World War II Ration Books

 Collection — Box Small Collections Box 115, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01667
Scope and Contents

Three used ration books from World War II: 1 book issued 5 May 1942, from Mariscopa, Arizona, three stamps still attached; and 2 books issued on 7 August 1941, from Kennewick, Washington, several pages of stamps attached.

Dates: 1941-1942

William A. McGonigle Papers

 Collection — Small Collections Box 116
Identifier: SC 01694
Content Description

One journal with 72 pages, and a typed 8 page personal account of WWII experiences written by William A. McGonigle. Two photographs; a cut-out year book page with his image. Scans of three military service forms; one original list of combat missions.

Dates: June 11th, 1944 - February 1st, 1945

William J. Maddocks papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01888
Content Description

Collection contains newspaper clippings, military reports, letters, and book chapters related to the Destroyer Truxton and its sinking.

Dates: 1942-1974

Wingfield-Britton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00365
Content Description

Photos, letters, a diary, an account book, and an album belonging to members of the Wingfield-Britton family. The collection ranges from pre-civil war to the 1980s, with the bulk of the material dated around the early 1900s. The correspondence covers a number of topics including health and family life, farming, and travel in the north-western valley region of Virginia.

Dates: 1857-1983

World War II African American Soldiers photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00360
Content Description

This collection contains photographs taken by an unidentified African American soldier during World War II. The collection features photographs of soldiers training in the United States and deployed overseas in France and Belgium. Photographs including women and children are also featured in the collection.

Dates: 1945-1946