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World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Blue Ridge Institute for Southern Community Service Executives Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1976-019
Abstract

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.

Dates: Created: 1927-2006

Betty L. Brown transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0073 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0073
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/30/2007

Willard and Anna Carr collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-02.0165
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Samuel Rhea, M.D., Willard Carr, and Anna (Groover) Carr. Dr. Rhea served as a physician with the 377th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion attached to the 4th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army in the European Theater (ETO). Willard Carr served as an officer in the 377th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion and served in the European Theater of Operations. Anna (Groover) Carr served in the Red Cross as Director of the Enlisted Men's Club, Luchbal Barracks in Antwerp, Belgium. This collection contains artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, magazines, and military documents. Artifacts include Nazi memorabilia, uniform service clothing, and...
Dates: Created: 1942-1992; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/14/2002

Charles Crampton papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0008 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0008
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1943-2006; Other: Date acquired: 01/23/2006

Herman C. Giles papers

 Collection — Box 00.0236 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0236
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Herman C. Giles (Combat Infantry Rifleman with the 103rd Infantry Division), who served in the European Theater. He served as a corpsman with a medical detachment to the 66th Infantry Division according to his typed "Background" statement. His discharge papers note that he was a rifleman in Company G, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division, serving in the European Theater, 1943-1945. Giles was stationed at Camp Blanding in 1943, Columbus, GA, for Air Corps training in 1943, and then Texas for infantry training. This collection contains a number of letters on Camp Blanding stationery. He describes Camp Blanding as "a mile and a half in the middle of...
Dates: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/23/2000

Harriette Shulman papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0360 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0360
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1921-1951; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 12/12/2001

Hasterlik-Hine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0729
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1700-2000

Cay Hohmeister collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box, Folder: 16.0008 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-16.0008
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/19/2016

Janet Wells collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-99.0123
Scope and Contents The collection of Janet Wells contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History, photographs and documents pertaining to her experience serving with the WAVES during World War II. Included are photographs of WAVES recreational activities, military portraits, and personal photographs of family and friends. Collection documents include letters regarding qualifications and service, receipts, certificates of satisfactory service, graduation, certificates, WAVES anniversary celebration programs, identification cards, tourist memorabilia, photographs, invitations, a booklet on transitioning back to civilian life, and uniform tickets....
Dates: Created: 1943-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 03/04/1999

Grafton W. Johnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-15.0030
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1931-1994; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1956; Other: Date acquired: 09/10/2015

George Langford collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-97.0064
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1941-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1954; Other: Date acquired: 12/17/1997

John and Rosalie Morgan Meade collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box, Folder: 16.0014 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-16.0014
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1939-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/12/2016

Melvin James Kelly papers

 Collection — Newsletters/Newspapers
Identifier: 02-15.0029
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 07/15/2015

Pete Reader collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2017 Box, Folder: 17.0003-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-17.0003
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1941; Other: Majority of material found within 1941; Other: Date acquired: 04/11/2017

Kay Secrist manuscript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0281-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0281
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2004; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/26/2004

Theodore Harrington collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0371
Scope and Contents The Theodore Harrington Collection contains items gathered by Theodore Harrington's mother and pertain to his time as an airman on the home front during World War II. The majority of the collection centers around his years of service in the Army Air Corps, from 1944-1945. Contained in the collection are folders with material created by Harrington or those around him, including letters, journal and memoir entries, and photographs. The letters are primarily from Harrington to either friends or his parents. The photographs feature servicemen posing with women or are of Harrington's family. The remainder of the collection includes newspaper clippings, church bulletins, postcards,...
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/16/1998

Harold J. Tommaso collection

 Collection — Box 99.0415-Box 1
Identifier: 02-99.0415
Content Description

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.

Dates: 1941-1948

William H. Wallace collection

 Collection — Box 15.0022 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-15.0022
Abstract

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.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/26/2015

Dorothy "Dot" Douglas Whittle collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-00.0352
Abstract Dorothy "Dot" Douglas Whittle was ten years old when the Japanese invaded the Philippines in December 1941. The Japanese Army interned the Douglas family in civilian prisoner of war camps for the duration of World War II, including Camp John Hay, Camp Holmes, and Bilibid Prison. During this period, Whittle kept a diary to document everyday life in camp, including her schoolwork, schedule, games, and church activities. The US Army liberated the civilian prisoners at Bilibid Prison in February 1945 and the Douglas family subsequently repatriated to the United States. They settled in Florida, and Whittle continued high school and went on to graduate from Florida State University. She later...
Dates: Created: 1941-2007; Other: Date acquired: 05/17/2000