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Paul Ohlms collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3190

Scope and Contents

The collection includes several items belong to World War II Navy machinist first class, Paul Ohlms of New Jersey. A photo album and yearbook from his years in the navy are included. A Navy newspaper called The Beach Buster, a magazine article on beach busters, a magazine called The Drive Line of which Ohlms is pictured on the front receiving training, a photocopy of Ohlms with an unsigned note, a postcard picture of Ohlms and a young lady, and several documents from his time in the Navy and receiving his US citizenship.

Dates

  • 1942-1945

Biographical / Historical

Paul Ohlms became a US citizen on December 1942 and lived in Newark, New Jersey. He was formerly Czechoslovakian. He joined the US Navy August 23, 1943 and became a machinist mate first class during World War II. He was honorably discharged on December 12, 1945 at Lido Beach, New York.

Extent

1.2 Linear Feet (One yearbook, five documents, a newspaper, photo album, postcard, and photocopy picture)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

One photo album, Navy yearbook, postcard, newspaper, two magazines, and several documents belonging to Paul Ohlms, a machinist in the US Navy from Newark, New Jersey.

Provenance

Donated by Wade Hall

General

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Processing Information

Processed by Christen Robichaud, 2010

Source

Title
Guide to the Paul Ohlms collection
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500