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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:

Everett B. Andrews Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4170
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.
Dates: 1945

Armed Forces pocket guides

 Collection
Identifier: PM-018
Overview Contains foreign language and travel pocket guides for the United States Armed Forces.
Dates: 1946-1967

Army Specialized Training Program papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3602
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4007
Overview World War II memorabilia collected and photographs taken during Ashenfelter's tour of duty in Europe .
Dates: 1942-1945

Carl S. Auerbach World War II letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4202
Overview Letters from this WWII sailor to his wife and family.
Dates: 1936-1945

Harold Bank papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0108
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”.
Dates: 1944-1945

Berman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2329
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.
Dates: 1927-1957

Blue Star Salute Foundation Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4051
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.
Dates: 2014

Gordy Brule Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4166
Overview Letters written by and to Gordon "Gordy" Brule who served in the 447th Bomb Squad World War II.
Dates: 1943-1949

Jack S. Butler papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2485
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
Dates: 1945

China Marine: An Infantryman's Life after World War II : typescript

 Collection
Identifier: W-0120
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.
Dates: 2002

Collective Protection documents

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0344
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.
Dates: 1941-1945

Jefferson Carroll Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4232
Overview World War II letters, scrapbook, and genealogical materials
Dates: 1884-1945

Emmett Dendy World War II Air Mission Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3922
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

Dewey and Almeda Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2158
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

Eleanor Drenth Dodson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4165
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

Charles M. Dragoo Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4115
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4019
Overview Photographs (including rolled unit photograph), postcards, German marks, French francs, and Special TDY Orders of this west Alabama native.
Dates: 1944-1945

John C. Duckworth papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1395
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4153
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.
Dates: 1943

Myer L. Feldman Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3687
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.
Dates: 1944-1945

Fighting French Relief Arm band and poem

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0541
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2768
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

 Collection
Identifier: PM-016
Overview A collection of pamphlet guidebooks featured on the stories and how-to's during WWII.
Dates: 1944-1945

Grant Gordon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4309
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0650
Overview Diaries, letters, and other papers related to Havens's service in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-1945.
Dates: 1943-1946

Thomas Wade Herren Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4154
Overview Papers, correspondence, and photographs documenting the life and military career of Lieutenant General Thomas W. Herren of Dadeville, Alabama
Dates: 1942-1985

Roger Hertz Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4167
Overview Almost daily letters written by Hertz and his family between 1944 and 1946 while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Dates: 1944-1946

John C. Higgins postcard

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2438
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.
Dates: 1943

Lister Hill papers

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS-0670
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.
Dates: 1921-1968

Ann Hollis letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1789
Abstract Letters, postcards, and telegrams from World War II pen pals to this former Montreat College student and resident of Headland, Henry County, Alabama.
Dates: 1943-1946

Andrew William Johnson Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2356
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.
Dates: 1940-1949

Robert Johnson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2284
Overview Materials related to naval history, including manuscripts, research notes, and photographs
Dates: circa 1950-2008

Doug E. Jones military artifacts collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3766
Overview Collection of Vietnam-era military uniforms and accoutrements
Dates: after 1955

John H. Jones Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4104
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.
Dates: 1922-1958

Elizabeth Harwood Katz letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3661
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

Margaret Kennedy letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2769
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

 Collection
Identifier: WP-005
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

John Kerr Little papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0866
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

William A. Lyle Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4164
Overview Letters written by William A. Lyle from 1943 to 1946, primarily to his mother in New York City, while he was serving in the United States Naval Reserves at the U.S. Naval bases in Maryland, California, and Hawaii, during World War II.
Dates: 1943-1945

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Autograph Albums and Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3686
Overview Autograph albums and diaries from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dates: 1876-1987

Paul Ohlms collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3190
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.
Dates: 1942-1945

Emmett A. Parrish Photographic Album of Panama and Native Populations in World War II

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-008
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

Redden-Lancaster Families World War II Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4163
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

Elise Ayers Sanguinetti Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0098
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

Dodd Sellers Papers and Militaria

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4159
Overview The militaria of this Alabama native who was a Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps during World War II.
Dates: 1942-2010

Shannon Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3296
Overview This collection contains one letter written by Howard P. Ruff to Reverend Robert A. (R. A.) Shannon and one letter written from John (J. C.) to his aunt, Leone Shannon, wife of R.A. Shannon.
Dates: 1945

William B. Shirdan papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1266
Abstract Letters from this African American soldier who served in the 310th Quartermaster Railhead Company during World War II to his family in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dates: 1944 - 1947; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945

Roy and Sara Swindell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2926
Overview Letters from Roy Swindell and Sara Swindell to their family, who lived in Chattanooga, and later Nashville, Tennessee. The letters discuss missing home, traveling for work, and Bible verses. One letter is from Sara to their son James, an officer in the armed services during World War II.
Dates: 1918-1935

Daniel Swist scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2772
Overview This collection consists of a scrapbook created by Daniel J. Swist, an alumnus of the University of Alabama. The scrapbook covers the years 1937-1943 and contains many annotated photographs of friends and colleagues of Daniel Swist.
Dates: 1937-1943