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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 154 Collections and/or Records:

Salvatore Rocco Calandra Photograph Album of the Italian Service Unit Program

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01583
Scope and Contents 30 page photograph album created on black construction paper. Cover is present, but back of the photograph album is missing. Contains mostly photographs, with captions, of Calandra and fellow army service members as they train and prepare for an Italian Service Unit in the United States. Rocco served at duty stations all across the United States and provides a detailed map and dates of each of the 17 bases he visited. Rocco was part of the United State's effort to utilize former...

Camp Peary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00280
Scope and Contents

Collection of materials relating to Camp Peary when it was formed as a Seabee training center for the United States Construction Battalions during World War II. Materials include postcards, information sheets, pamphlets, blank stationery, military dog tag, menu cards, "Bee Lines" and "Peary Scope" newsletters, ephemera, and a red satin pillow cover with gold fringe.

Carl S. Worboys Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00442
Content Description 27 letters and VMails from Carl Worboys to his family written from Europe between 1943- 1945 while he served aboard the USS Seminole and USS Acadia, both hospital ships during the second World War. Worboys writes about his travel across the Atlantic, weather and conditions in Europe and the Mediterranean, books he has read, church services, and the lack of alcohol to the troops. He states in one letter that some of the men are torn of where they will go first once they are back in the...

Bessie Carter Diary and Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00648
Scope and Contents Diary, 1944, of Bessie E. Carter, possibly of Roanoke or Montgomery County, Virginia. Includes information about her daily life, including the weather, helping with cooking breakfasts and dinners, cleaning, feeding hogs, and making fires. At the beginning and end of the volume there are notes that include the names of people she knew who came back from World War II and when they departed again. There is also a photograph of an unidentified elderly woman wearing black, with a hat and veil,...

John Paul Carter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.097
Scope and Contents This collection consists of mostly class notes of John Paul Carter while he was a student at the College of William and Mary from 1941 to 1944. The collection also includes papers relating to the Class of 1944 50th Reunion at William and Mary in May 1994, including an address given at a memorial service commemorating soldiers who died in World War II. Copies of an address given by Max Lerner entitled The Constitution and the Crisis State and a 1943-1944 William and Mary Course Catalogue are...

Charles Avery Letters

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Identifier: MS 00116
Content Description This collection contains letters from Private First Class Charles Avery to his sister Ruth Dunlap in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania during and immediately after World War II. Charles writes about the training and attending school at the University of Connecticut while in the Army, health problems in his family, the leisure activities available to him, a little about his combat experience, and the death of his mother. During the war he trains in Virginia (Camp Pickett), North Carolina, and...

Charles Burleigh Papers

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Identifier: MS 00224
Content Description Twenty-six letters written by four U. S. servicemen during World War II, plus fifty-two photographs and four artifacts. Charles Burleigh’s letters are short and chatty. He wrote about his work in general, with frequent references to being tired, but he never mentioned the B-17s or their missions. He commented on living conditions, the dearth of comforts, camels, Arabs, and the relatively better situation in Italy. He wrote about activities during breaks, including day trips...

Charles Edward Gary, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00017
Scope and Contents These papers contain correspondence, photographs, business papers, artifacts, certificates, and other materials related to Charles Edward Gary, Jr. Mr. Gary was a prominent African American business owner in Williamsburg, operating for decades the West End Valet Shop off Prince George Street. The collection comprises business ledgers and other West End Valet Shop records over several years, as well as legal documents pertaining to the Valet Shop and Gary family estates such as leases and...

Fern Cheesebrew Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00144
Scope and Contents Letters, 1941-1945, written to Fern Cheesebrew of Middleport, Ohio. Letters are written from various people in the United States Armed Force and primary correspondents include her husband, Frank Cheesebrew, John Piatt, and Clifford Hayes. Both Cheesebrew and Piatt are eventually stationed in different locations in the Pacific Theater, including Hawaii and the Philippines, while Hayes seems to stay at a base in Tampa, Florida. Letters primarily include information about their daily lives in...