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461st Bomb Group (H) collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-133
Scope and Contents This collection contains a small amount of material collected by attendees at a 461st Bomb Group reunion. It includes reunion agendas, a 461st Bomb Group badge, and two essays written about the 461st Bomb Group.

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League interviews

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-58
Collection Description Videotaped interviews and transcripts of the former players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The collection consists of interviews conducted by Grand Valley State University faculty and associates at reunions and other league events. Interviewees discuss their experience in the league and their lives after the league ceased to exist.

Ralph Belknap Baldwin papers

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Identifier: RHC-07
Collection Description Includes technical correspondence, primarily astronomical; correspondence concerning the publication of the book, "The Deadly Fuze" articles, general correspondence, speeches, copies of personal papers and an autobiography called "The Life of Ralph Baldwin" for which supplements were added annually.

F.W. Beasecker papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-29
Collection Description These military records and personal papers document the career and personal life of Lt. (later Capt.) F.W. Beasecker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Military records include diaries, correspondence, orders, blueprints and plans, manuals, and correspondence. Other military records include publications, artifacts and memorabilia. Photographs of training at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts; visit to the Gibbon Boat Works in New Orleans, manufacturer of parts for the LCVP; housing in Carabelle, Florida;...

Victor Belmonte letters to Emma Simila

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-107
Content Description Collection contains 59 letters, cards, and envelopes addressed to Emma Simila, her mother Maria, and her sister Elma from a variety of correspondents, dated from July 1939 to February 1975. Correspondents include Victor Belmonte (see biography above) who is responsible for bulk of the items, 1941-1943. Other identified writers are: Ernest Eino Mytty (1912-1954) was born in Michigan to parents of Finnish heritage; he was a machine operator in a Muskegon factory and...

Jim Bergers WWII papers

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Identifier: RHC-168
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...

Harry A. Berne letters

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Identifier: RHC-119
Scope and Contents In the collection are 292 letters and envelopes. 207 were written by Harry Berne and sent to his parents and sister in St. Louis, dating from 29 January 1947 to 11 September 1949, with a few significant gaps. 49 letters were written to Harry by his sister, Marie Berne, dating from 30 January to 19 April 1947; 17 letters were written to Harry by his parents, Henry and Marigold Berne, dating from 5 February to 15 April 1947. Finally, there are 19 letters written to Harry and other relatives...

Biddle, Harry A. letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-105
Content Description Collection contains 33 letters written by Harry A. Biddle, Carpenters Mate, 2nd Class, 61st Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees), Company C, 2nd Platoon, to his wife Mary. 14 April 1943 to 9 January 1944. She was living at 2067 Nereid Avenue, Apt. 66, Bronx, New York through 1943, and relocated to Cos Cob, Connecticut in January 1944.Contents generally describe conditions in and around the 61st N.C.B. stationed at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, although the location is...

Fei Hu Films research and production files

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Identifier: RHC-88
Collection Description Collection contains production records, research files, and audiovisual materials created and collected by Fei Hu Films in the development and production of documentary films about the history of the American Volunteer Group, "Flying Tigers," and the Civil Air Transport airline, later named Air America. The materials span in date from the early 1940s to 2007, and are organized in four series.Series 1. Fei Hu: the Story of the Flying Tigers...

Frances Lee Landis Trapp scrapbook on the United States Naval Women’s Reserve (WAVES)

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-152
Scope and Contents Scrapbook, 368 x 318 mm. 44 leaves. Brown embossed covers, with "Scrap Book" at bottom on front cover and center design embossed in gold. Hand-inked title leaf, "My Life and Times" with "Fran 9/4/1940" in bottom right hand corner; evidently originally intended for recording Frances' college career. Instead, the contents document her military service with the WAVES from 1942 to 1945. The majority of items are black and white photographs attached with corner mounts; most have captions or...

George H. Guild letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-112
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,...

Gilbert Vinton Hallock letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-106
Content Description Collection contains 64 letters written by A/T Gilbert Vinton Hallock, 63rd College Training Detachment (Aircrew) to his parents Robert Palmer and Mildred Hallock at Worcester, Massachusetts, 29 May to 25 August 1944. These were addressed from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and subsequently from Columbus Army Airfield in Columbus, Mississippi. He was also a member of the unit's marching band where he played bells.Contents generally describe various aspects of the flight...

Victor Harter envelopes and letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-115
Scope and Contents 310 stamped air mail envelopes all addressed to Victor J. Harter's wife, Jessie, who lived during 1942 through 1945 with her widowed mother at 9 Madison Avenue, Irvington, New Jersey. There are fewer than ten letters with the envelopes; consequently the chief value of the collection is in the postal markings on the envelopes, including cancellations and auxiliary stamps of the U.S. Army examiners and censors. These also give evidence of Victor's changing postings.1942 - Jan., May....

Humphrey family World War II papers

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Identifier: RHC-86
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...

Donald Jandernoa collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-172
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials documenting Donald Jandernoa’s service in the United States Air Force as a Pilot and Commander of a B-24 Liberator within the 454th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force. Dates of materials range from 1943 to 2014. Material from World War II includes Jandernoa’s Pilot Rating Book, a manual on Instrument Flying, two maps of Central and Southern Europe, an Organization Chart of the 15th Air Force, and The Jabberwock, a book about life at Moody...

Doris Keirn and Burley Yehnert letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-108
Scope and Contents Collection contains 21 letters written by Doris E. Keirn to her boyfriend and fiancé Burley E. Yehnert at his various Army Air Force postings in Nebraska, South Dakota, England, and Florida, 13 November 1944 to 4 February 1946. These were addressed from her home at 1113 22nd Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania.The collection also contains 13 letters written by Burley E. Yehnert to his fiancée Doris E. Keirn at her and her parents' home in Altoona and subsequently Phoenix, Arizona after...

Kissell Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-148
Scope and Contents Collection contains letters, postcards, and ephemera of the Kissell and Messersmith families during the World War I and World War II eras. The materials document the courtship of Thomas F. Kissell and Grace Messersmith, the World War I service of Grace's brother Walter W. Messersmith, and the World War II era military education and service of Grace and Thomas' son Leo "Gate" T. Kissell. The collection is organized into three series: 1) Messersmith-Kissell papers, 1915-1958, 2) Leo Kissell...

Otto Kuxhaus World War II collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-57
Collection Description Collection includes documents, articles, postcards, photographs, brochures and other printed materials, badges and memorabilia collected by Kuxhaus. Materials document his tour of duty with the 81st Squadron and his leisure time activities. Some photos of family and friends are also included.

Willard V. Lampe US Navy Chaplain papers

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Identifier: RHC-142
Content Description Contains papers and photographs related to Lampe's career as a Presbyterian minister. The bulk of the materials are related to his service as a United States Naval Chaplain during the Second World War, principally in the pacific theatre.

Edward Manley and Jean Worthington letters

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Identifier: RHC-116
Scope and Contents In the collection are 226 letters and envelopes: 60 were written by Jean Worthington and sent to Edward Manley from 15 February 1945 to 1 July 1945; 159 were written by Edward Manley and sent to Jean Worthington while on duty with the U.S. Army from 15 February 1945 to 27 June 1946; and seven from other people with some relationship to the two, 1943-1945. A few letters are without envelopes; a few envelopes lack letters.The content of Jean's letters describes everyday life of a...

Francis J. Mee papers

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Identifier: RHC-169
Scope and Contents Included in these papers are over 500 manuscripts, comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and military documents, and medical and personal records. Biographical material contains information on Francis Mee and his family, as well as a personal history created by the U.S.S. Little Rock Association. Correspondence include letters addressed to Mee, as well as letters from Mee. Writings and military documents are largely comprised of official letters, memos, and orders from...

Photograph album of the widening of Metapona Bridge, Guadalcanal

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-175
Scope and Contents Collection of 42 black and white photographs on 8 album pages, documenting the construction/widening of a bridge over the Metapona River, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Photos are undated but believed to be taken between 1943 and 1944. Photos are 4-1/4x5 inches and 3-1/2x4-1/2 inches. Most photos are captioned and the photographs are numbered.

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Naval recognition slides

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-50
Collection Description Collection consists of over 4000 35mm black and white slides of World War II naval vessels and aircraft in use by the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Germany, and the Soviet Union.

Felix Niedzialkowski letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-110
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")...

Frank Ochoa photograph album and papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-109
Scope and Contents Collection contains one photograph album comprising 51 pages containing mounted black-and-white photographs. The album contains 45 pages with 242 photos deal with Ochoa's service in Japan, 1945-1946. Highlights include 1st Cavalry Division in 4th of July Parade in Tokyo, 1946; Ernie Pyle Theatre and first performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado in Japan; scenes at radio station WUQT; Tokyo street scenes with American servicemen and Japanese citizens; buildings and street scenes in...

James W. Ochs World War II collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-55
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...

Joseph P. Olexa WWII memoir and correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1-5
Identifier: RHC-93
Content Description Collection contains the unpublished memoir "As I Remember…," written by Joseph P. Olexa, relating his experiences during World War II. Typescript chapters of the memoir include pasted-in maps of the regions in which Olexa fought. Also included in the collection are letters from Joseph Olexa to Agnes Van Der Weide, dating from 1941 to 1946. While the letters do not contain details relating to Olexa's military activities, due to heavy censorship of soldiers' correspondence by the U.S. Army, the...

Richard Platte Red Arrow Division collection

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Identifier: RHC-99
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...

James Rygaylo and Corrine Niedz correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-128
Scope and Contents Collection contains approximately 900 letters written primarily by James “Jimmy” “Rig” Rygaylo and Corrine Niedz between 1943 and 1946, while Jimmy was serving voluntarily as an Air Corps Ground Technician in the United States Army Air Corps. Included are V-Mail cards and some correspondence from other friends and family. Letters written by James contain information on his day-to-day life on the base, information about his family, and his feelings for Corrine. Corrine’s letters to Jimmy contain...