New York (N.Y.)
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Dameron, Tadd, 1917-1965
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dorothy Marshman Fredrickson papers
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.
Eleanor Harpring transcript
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.
John E. Lane papers
Lucile M. Jung collection
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.
Diana Naylor Morgan papers
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.
Editha Anderson Shaw collection
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.
Sophie Sokolowski papers
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.