World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
This collection includes the proceedings of the annual Blue Ridge Institute, presentations that were not part of the proceedings but were presented at the Institute, programs, invitations, invitation lists, correspondence, background material, photographs and various related materials, including audio tapes and video tapes.
This collection includes an oral history interview transcript of a homefront worker during WWII. She served in a camouflage factory. She describes her experiences surviving the Great Depression, learning of Pearl Harbor, and hearing stories about relatives' military service. This collection also contains a personal photograph.
This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of a U.S. Army Air Corps cook and baker, who served in England during World War II in the 2003rd Ordnance Unit at Melchbourne Park. This collection also contains a unit history.
In an oral history interview, Harriette Shulman recalls her experiences as a war bond coordinator on the Home Front during World War II. A good portion of the transcript is off topic about World War II, but it also contains information on how Shulman, who is Jewish, dealt with American anti-Semitism. Here she talks about anti-Semitism and slurs used against her by acquaintances.
The Hasterlik-Hine collection consists personal correspondence between Giulia Kortischoner (married name Hine) and her family and friends. The personal correspondence consists of letters, postcards, get-well-soon cards, greeting cards, and a small number of travel documents. The collection contains discussions about the Holocaust, life as a Jewish refugee, and the progress of the war and life afterwards.
This collection includes 2 American knitting pamphlets from between 1943 and 1945, titled "Knit for Victory" and "Practical, Warm Hand Knits for Service Men." Continued from World War I, the "Knit for Victory" campaign emphasized the contributions women on the homefront could make to the war effort. Pamphlets of patterns like these were available to provide instructions for women to knit socks, sweaters, hats, and other essentials to help soldiers stay warm overseas.
Although the collection was donated in the name of Grafton W. Johnson, who served as a an Army Staff Sergeant in Florida during WWII, the bulk of the collection consists of private papers of his wife, Doris Hightower Johnson, from her childhood until Grafton's death in 1994.
This collection contains seven boxes pertaining to George, Daniel, and William Langford's experiences during World War II and life post-war. The papers include personal documents, military documents, photographs, paintings, newspaper articles, pamphlets, magazines, foreign money, and most prolifically, letters. Also included in George Langford's collection is a full box of artifacts pertaining to his war-time experience.
This collection relates to John Milton Meade who served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. army during World War II. He received a purple heart and an Oak Leaf Cluster.This collection includes a leather ration book wallet, which contains ten partially used ration books, two certifications regarding x-rays for Tuberculosis screenings, and two receipts.
This collection contains World War II locally published U.S. Navy Seabees news bulletins. which contain articles about the recruitment, expansion and war time activities of the Navy Construction Battalions, the CBs or Seabees.
This letter is a chain letter entitled "Make Hitler Feel Like Thirty Cents" describing the steps to be taken in purchasing Defense Stamps to be used in the purchase of United States Government Defense Bonds.
This collection related to Kay Secrist, a worker and later a floor foreman for the Y-12 Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where she was involved with uranium production for the Manhattan Project. The collection contains one folder with a 45-page typed transcript of an oral history interview.
This collection relates to U.S. Army Private Harold J. Tommaso who served during World War II. The collection contains letters, newspapers, and various official documents and papers related to Tommaso.
The William H. Wallace Collection was donated to Florida State University by Robin Wallace Turco in May 2015. The centerpiece of the Wallace Collection is a series of forty-six letters and postcards from Josette Asphiotis, a French penpal, to American airman William Wallace from 1944 to 1946.