World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85148273
Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:
Andrew William Johnson Jr. Papers
Overview Correspondence, photographs, diary, books, stationery set, newspaper clippings, and dog tags of Andrew William Johnson Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky, during the 1940s, before and after he was in the Army.
Armed Forces pocket guides
Overview Contains foreign language and travel pocket guides for the United States Armed Forces.
Army Specialized Training Program papers
Overview Panoramic photo and files of an Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) group
Dates: Between 1942 and 1944
William Jason Ashenfelter World War II Artifacts and Photographs
Overview World War II memorabilia collected and photographs taken during Ashenfelter's tour of duty in Europe .
Harold Bank papers
Abstract A Battalion log of the 3rd Battalion, 167th Infantry, 31st Infantry Division while stationed in Mindanao, Philippine Islands, from 15 July 1944, until 10 October 1945, and the front portion of the Chicago Daily Tribune, from Tuesday, 8 May 1945. The headline reads “V. E. Day – Today”.
Berman Family Papers
Overview Contains material created and kept by the Berman family of St. Louis, Missouri. Letters written by Dr. William (Bill) Berman and his wife Marian make up the bulk of the collection. These are primarily letters written, often in Hebrew, by Bill and Marian from Ft. Riley, Kansas, where Bill served as an Army doctor during World War Two.
Blue Star Salute Foundation Materials
Overview United States Blue Star Service Flag (roughly 8.5" x 14"), membership brochures, and announcements of upcoming events honoring U. S. veterans in the Jefferson and Shelby Counties, Alabama.
Jack S. Butler papers
Overview Letters written to and from Lt. Jack S. Butler and his wife, Maxine, in 1945, while he was stationed in Italy, and she was in Notasulga and Auburn, AL
Carl S. Auerbach World War II letters
Overview Letters from this WWII sailor to his wife and family.
China Marine: An Infantryman's Life after World War II : typescript
Overview Unbound typescript of China Marine, written by Eugene Bondurant Sledge. The manuscript is 107 pages long and contains typed publisher's notations about formatting.
Collective Protection documents
Abstract Documents on Collective Protection probably produced by authorities in Birmingham, Alabama, and Montgomery, Alabama, shortly after the United States entered World War II. They cover all areas of collective protection such as home protection, lighting restrictions, espionage and sabotage, war gases and shelters.
Mrs. Arthur Comstock WWII Air Warning Service Certificates
Overview Two World War II U. S. Army Air Forces Air Warning Service certificates awarded to Mrs. Arthur Comstock (Mae) for serving in the Ground Observer Corps.
Jefferson Carroll Davis Papers
Overview World War II letters, scrapbook, and genealogical materials
Dewey and Almeda Stewart Papers
Abstract This collection consists mainly of correspondence between a young married couple during World War Two. It also includes various miscellaneous World War Two-era items and service-related materials.
Dates: 1944 - 1945
Charles M. Dragoo Letters
Overview Letters from Dragoo to his wife Lois and daughter Sandra Sue in Muncie, Indiana, telling of his arrival and attempts to find housing for the three of them at Fort McClellan Infantry Replacement Training Center in Alabama.
Dates: 1944 March 12-26
Dalton Lee Driver World War II Photographs and Postcards
Overview Photographs (including rolled unit photograph), postcards, German marks, French francs, and Special TDY Orders of this west Alabama native.
John C. Duckworth papers
Abstract Signed copies of the 35th Japanese Army's declaration of surrender to US Amry forces in the southern Philippines at the end of World War II.
Dates: 1945 September 8
Arthur Duncan Papers
Overview A copy of the first issue of The Open Post (v. 1, no. 1), the news organ of the 57th College Training Detachment of the Army Air Corps, based on the University of Alabama campus during World War II. Also included is a souvenir folder of the University in 1943.
Eleanor Drenth Dodson Letters
Overview Letters written in the 1940s to Eleanor ("Ellie" or "Elly") Drenth Dodson of Portland, Oregon, and San Diego, California, from her mother, Mabel Anderson Drenth, who lived in Fresno, California.
Dates: 1942 - 1946
Elise Ayers Sanguinetti Papers
Abstract This collection consists of the correspondence, manuscripts, and galley proofs, as well as reviews and notices of Elise Ayers Sanguinetti, the Alabama author of The Last of the Whitfields (1962), The New Girl (1964), The Dowager (1968), and McBee's Station (1972).
Dates: 1929 - 2003
Elizabeth Harwood Katz Letters
Overview A collection of letters sent to Elizabeth Harwood from friends, family, and others from 1934 to 1984. They deal primarily with personal lives of Elizabeth, her sister, her friends, and her first husband Richard. For more letters, see Donald and Betty Katz letters, mss_3666.
Dates: 1934 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1942
Emmett Dendy World War II Air Mission Diary
Overview World War II air mission diary used by a ball turret gunner with the Eighth Air Force's 467th Bomb Group flying B-24s, to record his 22 air missions, from 24 February to 25 April 1945. Each entry includes information about the target, bomb load, bomb run, flak, time, gas, and altitude. He also included remarks concerning each mission.
Dates: 1943-2010; Majority of material found in 1945 - 1945
Everett B. Andrews Letters
Overview Letters describing camp life written by Everett B. Andrews to his sister Lillian in St. Albans, Vermont, while he was stationed on the Island of Tinian in the Marianas after Allied forces captured it in 1944.
Myer L. Feldman Letters
Overview Letters from Myer L. Feldman to his wife, Ida, and baby daughter, Sally Ann, while he was in the United States Navy, stationed at the Sampson Naval Training Base near Seneca, New York, and aboard the USS LSM(R)-197 amphibious ship.
Fighting French Relief Arm band and poem
Overview A Free French Relief arm band, featuring a swastika and the words "Sous la Botte Nazie (Under the Nazi Boot)," and a printed poem in English by Marie C. Benney entitled "France," about the Nazi suppression of freedom in France.
Dates: between 1939 and 1945
Edith Floyd Letter
Overview This collection contains one letter from Edith Floyd to Eloise Jackson, possibly her sister. The letter concerns Charles Floyd, Edith's husband, who is missing following the fall of the Philippines in 1942.
Dates: 1942 May 13
G.I. stories of the Ground, Air and Service Forces in the European Theater of Operations
Overview A collection of pamphlet guidebooks featured on the stories and how-to's during WWII.
Gordy Brule Letters
Overview Letters written by and to Gordon "Gordy" Brule who served in the 447th Bomb Squad World War II.
Dates: 1943 - 1949
Grant Gordon Collection
Overview Family documents, military documents, and approximately forty-seven photographs depicting Grant Gordon's family and military life in the 1940s. Of particular interest are Mr. Gordon's military records and photographs from his time serving as a squad leader in the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, the only African American combat unit included in the first assault forces to land on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
Dates: 1944 - 2003
Ralph Murray Havens papers
Overview Diaries, letters, and other papers related to Havens's service in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-1945.
Thomas Wade Herren Papers
Overview Papers, correspondence, and photographs documenting the life and military career of Lieutenant General Thomas W. Herren of Dadeville, Alabama
John C. Higgins postcard
Overview Contains one postcard from Private First Class John C. Higgins thanking the Attleboro War Chest of Attleboro, Massachusetts for a Christmas package. The date posted on the card is 28 October 1943.
Ann Hollis letters
Abstract Letters, postcards, and telegrams from World War II pen pals to this former Montreat College student and resident of Headland, Henry County, Alabama.
John J. Sparkman Papers
Overview Democratic congressman John J. Sparkman (1899-1985) represented the state of Alabama in the House of Representatives from 1937-1946 and in the Senate from 1946-January 3, 1979. He was known for his support of the Tennessee Valley Authority, military personnel, and space exploration, and served on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, the Small Business Committee, and the Banking Committee. Materials in this collection include correspondence, legislation, newsletters, press releases,...
Dates: 1917-2001, bulk 1937-1978
Robert Johnson papers
Overview Materials related to naval history, including manuscripts, research notes, and photographs
Dates: circa 1950-2008
Doug E. Jones military artifacts collection
Overview Collection of Vietnam-era military uniforms and accoutrements
Dates: after 1955
John H. Jones Papers
Overview Letters from John H. Jones to his parents, his girlfriend Jeffie McCoy, as well as letters from her to him, along with a good sized collection of photographs, many of which were taken during his tour of duty in India and China during World War II.
Margaret Kennedy letters
Overview This collection contains letters to Margaret Kennedy from two airmen, Homer Hendon and Harold Wallace. The letters discuss life in military service at Maxwell airfield in Alabama.
Dates: 1944 June-August
Leslie Porch Kerlin Photographs
Overview Approximately 2,500 black-and-white photographs taken by Leslie Porch Kerlin in Alabama and the Southeast United States, depicting well-known landmarks and natural settings.
Dates: 1915 - 1974
Lister Hill papers
Abstract Subject files, correspondence, reports, and other materials by, to, and about this Alabama senator who served in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1923- 1938 and the U. S. Senate from 1938-1969.
John Kerr Little papers
Abstract The John K. Little collection contains papers and memorabilia of John K. Little - a member of a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, pioneer family, and himself a long time resident of Tuscaloosa.
Dates: 1937 - 1947
Newspaper, Chicago Daily Tribune, March 8, 1945, March 8, 1945
File — Box 2903: , Folder: 2
Scope and Contents note This newspaper is the front portion of the Chicago Daily Tribune, from Tuesday, May 8, 1945. There is a “V. E. Day – Today” headline at the top of the paper.
Dates: March 8, 1945
Nils and Flora Olson Letters - Letters from Annette Johnson, 1943, 1942-1995
File — Box 4257.011: , Folder: 37
Scope and Contents Letters to Nils and Flora Olson of Rockford, Illinois, from Annette Johnson, Peterson's fiancée in Chicago, Illinois. The letters are newsy and focus mainly on friends and family matters.
Nils and Flora Olson Letters - Letters from R. F. Atkins, 1942-1943, 1942-1995
File — Box 4257.011: , Folder: 33
Scope and Contents Letters to Nils and Flora Olson of Rockford, Illinois, from Robert Atkins who served in the Army Air Corps and spent time in England. His letters are newsy and focus mainly on friends and family matters.
Nils and Flora Olson Letters - Letters from R. H. Peterson, 1942-1943, 1942-1995
File — Box 4257.011: , Folder: 35
Scope and Contents Letters to Nils and Flora Olson of Rockford, Illinois, from R. H. "Dick" Peterson, who served in the Army also and was stationed in Aftrica and Italy. His letters are newsy and focus mainly on friends and family matters.
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Autograph Albums and Diaries
Overview Autograph albums and diaries from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Paul Ohlms collection
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.
Emmett A. Parrish Photographic Album of Panama and Native Populations in World War II
Overview One photographic album containing 137 black-and-white photographs depicting Emmett A. Parrish's life in Panama working as military radar technician.
Dates: 1943 - 1944
Series — Box 1: Series 2013.010 
Scope and Contents note This photographic collection consists of six photographs depicting Dewey Stewart, his wife and his mother, right before Dewey went to war.
Redden-Lancaster Families World War II Letters
Overview Letters from Lloyd D. (Don) and Sergeant Glen C. Redden, and Robert Lancaster to the Redden's sister and brother-in-law and Lancaster's brother and sister-in-law, Barbara and James Lancaster. The letters illustrate the similar and differing experiences the men had during the war and depict a soldier's life from basic training to deployment.
Dates: 1941 - 1945