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World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Margaret Brockett collection

 Collection — 10.0018 - Box 1
Identifier: 10.0018
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Margaret Brockett, who remained on the homefront in a domestic role as a mother of twin boys, Ronald and Donald Brockett, during World War II. The collection contains a variety of memorabilia that Margaret kept during her time of the war, such as cookbooks, children's drawings, and more. The collection provides insight into the ways that the United States functioned during the war.

Dates: 1917-2010; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-11-08

Jack B. Newman collection

 Collection — 02.0348 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.0348
Scope and Contents This collection includes primarily the personal papers of U.S. Army Air Corps T/Sgt. Jack B. Newman, 717th Squadron, 449th Bombardment Group, from his time as a prisoner of war in Krems, Austria during World War II. A diary, provided by the American YMCA, contains artwork, poetry, and other writings from Newman's time in the camp. Letters received by family members and friends are also included, as well as miscellaneous loose pages found within the diary. The story of how the B-24 bomber, "Thunder Bay Babe," upon which he served as a radio operator, was hit by flak and shot down is located in multiple folders within the collection. Correspondence between Peter G....
Dates: Created: 1943-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 09/17/2002

Paul Oehler collection

 Collection — 01.0612 - Box 1
Identifier: 01.0612
Content Description

This collection relates to Paul Oehler who was a youth during World War II. This collection contains 8 cast iron and non-ferrous metal toy soldiers. They range in size from 2.25 inches to 3.75 inches tall. The figures include artillery and infantry soldiers performing various activities of service, such as carrying weapons and filming with a camera. The toys were purchased by the donor's parents in Ontario, Canada during the war and presented to Oehler.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1943; Other: Date accessioned: 2001-12-05

Rolande R. Faucon collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 98.0427
Scope and Contents Includes 2 photographs, a press clipping about Faucon's artwork, and an oral history narrated by Faucon.Rolande R. Faucon lived in Mareuil Sur Ay, Marne, France during World War II. Germany began occupying France after the English retreat in the Spring of 1940. She was a teenage citizen of France when the Germans invaded her town. According to Faucon, the village of Mareuil sur Ay was situated along the Marne River, making the village a prime target for German bombing and transport. Once the Germans occupied the village, Faucon and her family kept to a strict curfew of lights out and food rationing. Her older brother Eli Poulard was sent to a German labor camp for three years...
Dates: Created: 1939-1954; Other: Majority of material found in 1940; Other: Date acquired: 04/27/1998

Mildred Shearer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-01.0535
Scope and Contents This collection contains personal papers including letters, notes, sketches, newspaper articles, and a radio interview of Mildred Shearer about her work with the United Service Organization (USO) sketching servicemen. Almost 600 photostatic copies and a few original portraits are included as well. The letters are mainly thank you notes in which servicemen and family members of servicemen commend her for her sketches. However, there are a few personal letters from friends and in one case, an entire collection of correspondence with one man in the Marines named Lieutenant Ralph Hunter Bennett. Her letters from Bennett are romantic in nature, unfortunately, they are abruptly cut...
Dates: Created: 1944-1953; Other: Date acquired: 09/26/2001