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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Oliver Anderson papers

 Collection — Box 00.0710 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.00.0710
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Oliver "Bud" Anderson who served as a Ship Fitter Second Class aboard the USS Clifton (IX-184) during World War II. The collection contains letters Anderson sent to his mother, father, and brother Nolan while stationed in various locations in the United States, Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan. Anderson's letters discuss mail, his high school sweetheart, Indigenous peoples, weather, entertainment, a...
Dates: 1942-2000; Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Date acquired: 08/28/2000

Arnold Busch papers

 Collection
Identifier: 02.07.0102
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters written to Arnold Busch, a basketball coach for Calvary Methodist Church in Lakewood, Ohio, by the students he previously coached. Whether drafted or enlisted, many of the men kept up a correspondence with Busch throughout the war years. This collection also includes Calvary Church newsletters and pamphlets, pamphlets regarding persons registered for service, ration books and other rationing documents, and letters returned to Busch because their recipients...
Dates: 1934-1946; Majority of material found in 1943-1946; Date acquired: 08/06/2007

Joseph T. Bannan papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box, Folder: 05.0128 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.05.0128
Scope and Contents This collection follows Joseph T. Bannan as he served aboard the U.S.S. Panamint (AGC13). He was under the command of Admiral Arthur D. Struble. On this ship were photograph developers that obtained the picture of renowned wartime journalist, Ernie Pyle, lying dead on the island of Le Shima. Only two copies were ever made and the original was destroyed shortly after its creation to prevent a decline in American morale. This collection contains a photocopy of one of the original copies owned...
Dates: 1944-1946; Date acquired: 09/12/2005

Benjamin Epstein papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0113 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0113
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Benjamin Epstein was a Jewish American serviceman who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-1946, and he trained at Fort Logan, Colorado. He was transported on the U.S.S. Dorchester, which was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in February 1943. He described escaping from the sinking ship and swimming to one of two lifeboats. He was picked up by the U.S.S. Escambia and taken to Greenland. He remained in...
Dates: 1942-1946; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 09/01/2005

Jane Borg papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0478 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.98.0478
Scope and Contents This collection contains two oral histories; one with Dr. Philip Gilman, Jr. and one with James Izumizaki. It also includes the reprint of a letter by Pvt. Lavern Borg, Jr. written on April 2, 1945. The letter tells about his experiences with the 5th Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corp in the battle of Iwo Jima. The next document includes a service record and medallist dated June 1967, January 1969, and August 1973. A pamphlet collected by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California...
Dates: 1940-1973; Date acquired: 05/12/1998

Calista Louise Bliler collection

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs/Ephemera
Identifier: 02.98.0329
Abstract

The Calista Louise Bliler collection consists of official military papers and personal photographs, letters, and notes of the first woman to become an officer from the U.S. Naval Air Station in Dallas, TX.

Dates: 1942-1954; Majority of material found in 1942-1943; Date acquired: 06/21/2017

Thomas Leo Doyle Daley collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0118 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0118
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Thomas Leo Doyle Daley, who served as a naval aviator in the American Theater of Operation. This collection contains postcards, separation paper, and photographs.

Dates: 1942-1945

Louis Dodaro transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0109 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0109
Content Description

This collection relates to Louis Dodaro who served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 in the Pacific Theatre. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Dodaro describes his military service and life after the war.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1934-1945; July 8, 2005

Elmer Hubbard papers

 Collection — Letters
Identifier: 02.98.0392
Scope and Contents Elmer Hubbard served as Radioman Second Class in the US Navy's 1st Naval Beach Battalion in the Mediterranean and European Theaters, as well as the Pacific Theater aboard the U.S.S. Buckingham attack ship during World War II. Hubbard participated in the amphibious landings at Anzio, Salerno, and Southern France. The collection consists of original wartime transcribed, typed, and mimeographed letters from original handwritten letters Hubbard wrote to his...
Dates: 1943-1945; Majority of material found in 1944; Date acquired: 05/13/1998

Ross Hansen transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0114 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0114
Content Description

This collection relates to Ross Hansen who served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific Theatre. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Hansen details his work for the War Department during World War II and his life upon his return to the U.S.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1946; January 18, 2005

Janet Wells collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.99.0123
Scope and Contents The collection of Janet Wells contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History, photographs and documents pertaining to her experience serving with the WAVES during World War II. Included are photographs of WAVES recreational activities, military portraits, and personal photographs of family and friends. Collection documents include letters regarding qualifications and service, receipts, certificates of satisfactory service, graduation,...
Dates: 1943-2001; Majority of material found in 1943-1946; Date acquired: 03/04/1999

Joseph Jennings transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0199 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.01.0199
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Joseph Jennings, who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and worked as an aircraft radio operator during World War II and served in the South Atlantic guarding the Brazilian coastline near Rio do Janeiro. The interview covers his duties and anecdotes, like his training in Norfolk, VA, his emergency appendectomy, and his time in Dutch Guyana. The interview also describes his early years during the Great Depression in Oklahoma.

Dates: 1922-2008; Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Date acquired: 12/07/2001

Evelyn King papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.14.0020
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Evelyn King who served as a U.S.O. hostess during World War II. The collection contains letters, postcards, V-mail, and greeting cards. The collection also contains newspaper and magazine clippings, various booklets and pamphlets, numerous lifestyle magazines, Navy and Army uniform buttons, and prints.

Dates: 1908-2014; Date acquired: 05/06/2014

Maxine Newlander papers

 Collection — Box 92.0166 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.02.0166
Scope and Contents Maxine Newlander served as a U.S. Navy nurse during World War II. Serving in the United States as well as in Guam, Newlander wrote almost daily to her family back home describing her experiences in the Navy and the nature of her work. In letters she sent home to her family during the war, she describes her social life on the island of Guam, her life as a Navy Nurse, and her longing for the war to be over. The letters span from 1944 to 1945. The photographs illustrate Maxine Newlander's life...
Dates: 1944-1945; Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Date acquired: 05/09/2002

Stephen Alex Nemeth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.17.0033
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Stephen Alex Nemeth who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an armed guard aboard vessels and also served during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy.  The collection includes books, military records, photographs, and ephemera.

Dates: 1943-2001; Majority of material found within 1943-1952; Date acquired: 11/25/2017

Clarence H. and Elizabeth P. Ratliff collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0093 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0093
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Lieutenant Clarence H. Ratliff who served in the United States Navy during World War II and his wife Elizabeth P. Ratliff who served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps for almost 7 years. This collection contains military documents, photograph negatives, and miscellaneous documents related to their service.

Dates: 1944-1951

Todd Silverman collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0133 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0133
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Todd Silverman who served in the U.S. Navy as a radio and radar operator on PBY and PBM flying boats in the Pacific Theater Operation during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript and photographs.

Dates: October 28, 2005; Majority of material found within 1943-1945

Eli Solomon papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0055 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.01.0055
Abstract

This collection relates to Eli Solomon who served as a Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class and medic in the United States Navy on board the U.S.S. La Grange in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript, photographs, letters, and documents.

Dates: 1945