World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 154 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Identifier: MS 00200
Content Description Collection of about 50 letters written by and to Louis Edward Kessler, of Brooklyn, New York, from August 1944 to March 1945, while Kessler served at the United States Navy Recruiting Station at Camp Bradford in Norfolk, Virginia during World War II. Most of the letters are to or from Kessler's wife, Nancy Kessler, of Brooklyn, New York.
Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 00226
Content Description Letters include one photograph, two ration books, seven V-Mail cards, two War Department postcards, a Roanoke, Virginia newspaper, a greeting card, and several handwritten letters. Letters are primarily written by Ellis David Lovern, Jr to his wife Ruby and daughter Nancy. Lovern served with the U.S. Army during World War II. His letters are sent from “somewhere in” Tennessee, England, Germany, and Belgium. Lovern frequently signs his name as “Elmer.” He addresses his wife’s concern about his...
Identifier: Mss. 94 L95
Scope and Contents The personal and professional papers of Carter Lowance, executive assistant to six governors of Virginia: William M. Tuck, John S. Battle, Thomas B. Stanley, J. Lindsay Almond, Albertis S. Harrison and Mills Edwin Godwin. Papers also concern Harry F. Byrd, Sr. and Harry F. Byrd, Jr., and John N. Dalton. There are speeches, papers relating to Lowance's military career (including correspondence with his wife, Elizabeth Austin Lowance), awards received by Lowance, photographs, and papers...
Identifier: SC 00852
Scope and Contents Diary, 1938-1942, of Lawrence F. Ludtke of Oakland, California. In daily entries Ludtke talks about the different jobs he held, like clerk and accountant, and the at times difficult search for jobs. He also mentions his parents and wife, daily chores and social activities. In March 1942 Ludtke got drafted into the U.S. Marines and reported for training to the U.S. Marine base in San Diego. He describes his training and the various jobs, like 'super' and checking car tags, etc. he held at the...
Identifier: SC 00071
Scope and Contents One letter from Michael F. Groom to Genny Nackard dated October 30, 1945. Groom served with the 716th Signal Air Warning Company and writes from Washington State. In his letter he talked of getting out of the Army and longing to be home.
Identifier: MS 00272
Scope and Contents 99 letters and photographs from Howard Emmons Morgan, Jr. who served in the Army in a segregated unit during World War II as part of Company A of the 949th Air Base Security Regiment and later the 1322nd Engineers General Service Regiment based out of Camp Swift, Texas and Hawaii. Most of his active service was in Hawaii and the South Pacific and Morgan comments at length about his observations of the flora and fauna of these areas. Morgan identifies as a Ramapough Mountain Indian and while...
Identifier: SC 01045
Scope and Contents Letters, written between November 1943 to January 1944 and November 1944 to January 1945. Letters were written by Beatrice Nalser, who was a member of the Navy's WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) program. She was an Aviation Machinist Mate Third Class Petty Officer, later being promoted to the position of First Class Petty Officer. Her letters are written from Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, and written to her parents in East Liverpool, Ohio. Her correspondence deals...
Identifier: SC 01401
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1991.51 and 2000.33