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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Ralph Belknap Baldwin papers

 Collection
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.

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 ...

Harry A. Berne letters

 Collection
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 ...

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

 Collection
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 ...

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 ...

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.

Edward Manley and Jean Worthington letters

 Collection
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 ...

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: [aspace.r.543.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 ...

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 ...

Shumway-Kummerwold letters

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-113
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, ...

Edward Wahl letters

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-114
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 ...