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Scope and Contents Collection of World War II era correspondence, photographs, press and personnel releases, military papers, printed material, and memorabilia of Jim Bergers. Correspondence includes letters to and from Jim Bergers from 1941 to 1945 while he was in the United States Army, as well as enclosures such as newspaper clippings and photographs. The press releases and personnel papers are written by Bergers and provide information regarding the soldiers of Fort Eustis, Fort Bragg, and Fort Hood, and also...
Dates: 1941 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1945
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Collection contains 11 letters, manuscript and typewritten, sent to George Guild's mother, Ruth L. Guild, in Nashua New Hampshire from his various postings in the United States. The contents generally describe army life in camp, training, food, exercise, rumors, entertainments, and possible furloughs. There is also a great deal of sharing news of friends and relatives who have written letters. The correspondence from 1945 includes mention of an automobile at home in Nashua,...
Dates: 1941-1942, 1945
Content Description Collection contains correspondence and personal papers of Frederick G. Humphrey and William F. Humphrey, Jr. relating primarily to their military service during World War II. Also included are photographs of the twins as boys and in their uniforms. The collection also contains additional family papers including a diary with entries dating from 1942-1943 from the twins' first cousin, Eloise Jennifer Humphrey and World War I era post cards to their aunt, Pearl (Humphrey) Keene, from her future...
Dates: circa 1857-1949
Collection Description Typed transcriptions of correspondence from Archibald Irvine McColl to his parents Dr. John and Ella Kate McColl, his brother Alexander; and handwritten letters to his aunt Hattie and uncle George Irvine, and to a friend Isadore Apted. Letters were written to his family while at the University of Michigan, and to his family and friend while he was in the service, in Columbus Ohio, Waco, Texas and primarily in France. Also includes newspaper articles about his son Alexander McColl, a Vietnam...
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Collection consists of 13 letters written to Felix Niedzialkowski by relatives and friends, mostly sent from Milwaukee, 8 November 1943 to 8 December 1943. His correspondents include: Ignatz Niedzialkowski, his father; the letter is written in Polish. Edward Anthony Niedzialkowski (1919-2003), possibly a cousin; born in Milwaukee, he later changed his last name to Neal. Lucy Niedzialkowski (born 1921), Edward's sister.Genevieve ("Jeanne")...
Collection Description Collection includes a photo album of images taken by Ochs, 16 photos taken by the Army Signal Corps of the 26th Infantry Division, and a scrapbook of documents, articles, letters, brochures and other printed materials, currency and artifacts collected by Ochs. Photographs in the album document his tour of duty in France with the 26th Division, friends he acquired in France, and his leisure time activities. The collection also included is a copy of the video interview conducted for the Veterans...
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials relating to the history of the U.S. Army 32nd Infantry "Red Arrow" Division during World War II collected by Richard Platte and his wife, Annette. Materials include newsletters, such as "Red Arrow News," and "Vignettes," as well as publications such as "13,000 Hours: A Combat History of the 32nd Inf Division" and 11 issues of "Yank Down Under." Other materials include memorial textiles such as pillow cases, a pennant and a banner. Also included is a large newspaper...
Dates: 1933 - 1945
Scope and Contents 297 letters, postcards, and greeting cards for the most part sent and received by members of the Shumway and Kummerwold families of Duluth, Minnesota. These date from July 1940 to early 1946, with a smaller grouping from 1953 to 1954. Most are postmarked Duluth, Minnesota; some contain newspaper and magazine clippings and photographs.The 80 letters sent to Robert Shumway from his parents Claude and Luella relate details of life at home and frequent news of relatives, friends,...
Dates: 1940-1954; Majority of material found within 1943-1946
Scope and Contents Collection contains letters and postcards from Pvt. John H. Teyson, U.S. Army 6 Co. 721st Railway Operating Battalion to his friend "Radio Joe" (Joseph E. Allen) and his wife "Dot" in Hoboken, New Jersey. The letters date between July 1943 and October 1945, and detail Teyson's experiences as an Army Railway worker stationed in India during World War II. While all of the letters are addressed to "Joe" or "Joe and Dot", some of the mailing envelopes are addressed to Joseph E. Allen while others...
Collection — Box: 1-37
Collection Description Collection consists of bio sheets, interviewer and interviewee releases, interview outlines or transcripts and copies cds of the videotaped interviews. Some interviewee folders may include copies of photographs, correspondence and other materials. Electronic files of the interviews are stored separately on the Grand Valley State University server.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 235 letters written by Private Edward Wahl to his wife, Vera (whom he usually addresses as "my dearest/beloved mother"), at their home in Lyons, Kansas dated from 28 February 1944 until 4 October 1945. It also includes a few letters written to Edward Wahl from friends and relatives, along and other documentation regarding him. Contents generally reflect Edward's disgruntlement and disgust with the Armed Forces for his being drafted at the age of 37 with...
- Names: United States. Army X
- World War, 1939-1945 9
- Correspondence 7
- Photographs 3
- France 2
- Michigan -- History 2
- Military education 2
- Postcards 2
- United States -- History, Military 2
- World War, 1914-1918 2
- Afghan War, 2001 -- Personal narratives, American 1
- Columbus (Ohio) 1
- Diaries 1
- Fort Custer (Mich.) 1
- Fort Eustis (Va.) 1
- Grand Rapids (Mich.) 1
- Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981 1
- Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American 1
- Military life 1
- Milwaukee (Wis.) 1
- Minnesota 1 ∧ less
- Allen, Joseph E. 1
- Bergers, James 1
- Grand Rapids Press 1
- Grand Valley State University. History Department 1
- Guild, George H., 1919-1997 1
- Kummerwold, June Elizabeth, 1924-2013 1
- McColl, Archibald Irvine 1
- Niedzialkowski, Felix, b. ca. 1922 1
- Ochs, James W. 1
- Platte, Richard 1
- Shumway, Robert Alan, Sr., 1923-1993 1
- Teyson, John H., 1907-1993 1
- United States. Air Force 1
- United States. Army. Infantry Division, 32nd 1
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 126th 1
- United States. Navy 1
- University of Michigan 1
- Wahl, Edward, 1906-1993 1
- Wahl, Vera Vivian (Volkmann), 1909-2004 1 ∧ less