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New York (N.Y.)

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Dorothy Marshman Fredrickson papers

 Collection — Box 07.0117 - Box 1
Identifier: 07.0117
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Dorothy Marshman Fredrickson who served as a WAVE at the United States Navy Fleet Post Office in San Francisco, California. The collection contains letters from Fredrickson to her mother and sister. There are also photocopies of scrapbook pages as well as leisure photographs, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, menus, ticket stubs, railroad timetables, playbills, and show programs from the scrapbooks. The collection also contains periodicals and other publications from various sources, most concerning the Navy and/or WAVES, and WAVES rules and regulations handbooks.

Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/16/2007

Eleanor Harpring transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 26 (01.0610-01.0649), Folder: 01.0610 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0610
Scope and Contents

This oral interview was taken of Eleanor Harpring who served in the United Service Organization (USO) during the time of World War II. She traveled to various military bases in the U.S. and Europe to perform. She saw the destruction after the war, and how Kassel, Germany was demolished and families were destroyed due to the bombing. She also explains how living conditions for women and children during the war, and how she would help. She also describes all about her travels during and after World War II.

Dates: Event: 1940-1945; Other: Date acquired: 12/20/2001

John E. Lane papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 27 (00.0806-00.0837), Folder: 00.0813-Folder 1
Identifier: 00.0813
Scope and Contents This unpublished memoir relates to Private John E. Lane who served in the United States Marine Corps, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, as a rifleman, runner, and radioman during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. The collection contains a memoir “Private Lane,” describing Lane's experiences during World War II from 1941 to 1945. The collection also includes 3 portraits of Lane during 1944-1945. In the memoir, he recounts many important aspects, such as the motivation and patriotism at the very moment of Pearl Harbor, training experience, his family bonds, the battlefield, food supplies, Iwo Jima, Japanese soldiers and their humanities, friendships in the camp,...
Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/14/2000

Lucile M. Jung collection

 Collection — 01.0159 - Box 1
Identifier: 01.0159
Scope and Contents

The collection relates to Lucille M. Jung who served with the United States Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve) WAVES during World War II. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, official orders, and photographs.

Dates: 1940-1994; Other: Date accessioned: 2001-04-25

Diana Naylor Morgan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 06.0098
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Diana Naylor Morgan who served as a junior USO hostess in New Jersey during World War II. The collection includes an oral interview with Morgan, news articles, photographs, and letters sent to her from American and British soldiers deployed overseas during World War II.

In the letters, servicemen describe their day to day activities while deployed overseas, their locations, views on the Japanese, and opinions about the Atomic Bomb. A letter dated June 2, 1944, written by an American sailor Ernest Feasy was not censored; Feasy describes how he is waiting for D-Day to arrive.

Dates: Created: 1937-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/20/2006

Editha Anderson Shaw collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 07.0036
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to the nursing career of Editha Anderson Shaw, which began in 1944 as a member of the U.S. States Cadet Nurses Corps in 1946. This collection contains photographs, correspondence, an oral history transcript, and a series of objects. The bulk of collection focuses on Shaw’s training at the School of Nursing at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Virginia and Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, DC. The collection includes an extensive oral history about her childhood, education, observation about racial segregation in the south, medical care offered to returning World War II veterans, and postwar career in nursing.

Dates: 1944-2007; Other: Date accessioned: 2007-04-03

Sophie Sokolowski papers

 Collection — 17.0029 - Box 1
Identifier: 17.0029
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Sophie Sokolowski (Guzzo) and Ralph J. Guzzo who served as an administrative Sergeant in the U.S. Army with the Headquarters and Service Company, 757th Railway Shop Battalion, in the United States, England, and Europe during World War II. The collection contains letters written from Ralph J. Guzzo during his time in service to his future wife, Sophie. The collection also contains a scrapbook which belonged to Sophie Sokolowski.

Dates: 1943-1947; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2017-11-02

Philip Sperling collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17.0011
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Philip Sperling who served with Headquarters Detachment, 325th Medical Battalion, which was assigned to the 100th Infantry Division during World War II. The collections primarily contain letters. Also included in the collection is currency, postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, artifacts, and souvenirs. The collection also includes his government correspondence before and after his discharge from the Army. This collection focuses on the events which occurred in the middle to later years of the war. A few select letters contain references to Operation Overlord and one includes an official Army announcement of the bombing of Hiroshima and...
Dates: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 2017-06-29; Other: Date accessioned: 2017-07-11