Skip to main content

World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Isabel L. Jones, World War II Code Girl, Oral History

Collection Number: A&M 4433
Content Description Digital sound recording of oral history interview conducted by historian Barbara Howe with Isabel L. Jones, a code breaker, or "code girl", who worked on deciphering German and Japanese codes for the United States of America (USA) during World War II (ca. 1942-1945). The work performed by the code girls is documented in the book "Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II" by Liza Mundy. In addition to the sound recording, there are also digital...
Dates: 2019

Marvin Golden, Compiler, Diaries

Collection Number: A&M 3531
Overview Eight five-year diaries by Marvin Golden (born 1900) of West Virginia from 1925-1961 documenting his training and years as a teacher in West Virginia (1925-1942), and his years of service in the U.S. Army in World War II, the Korean War, and beyond (1942-1957). Entries are brief and without depth, highlighting on a daily basis events of significance or interest to the author. The diaries contain over 2500 pages and over 12,000 entries. There is also an Honorable Discharge dated 1-19-1919...
Dates: 1925-1961

Thomas Jack Carpenter, Soldier, World War II Narrative and Letters

Collection Number: A&M 3772
Overview Reminiscence and transcripts of letters by T. Jack Carpenter regarding his World War II experiences. The reminiscence of six pages, written in 1998, chronicles in summary form the life of Jack Carpenter from 1940 to 1946, starting from his high school years in Middlebourne, West Virginia through 1946, the year he was discharged. The letters, dating from 1 May 1945 through 14 October 1946, document in detail his training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, and Camp Livingston, Louisiana; trip...
Dates: 1945-1946, 1998; Majority of material found within 1945-1946

West Virginia War History Commission, World War II Records

Collection Number: A&M 0109
Scope and Contents Records of the West Virginia War History Commission and the state, local, and national branches of the Office of Civilian Defense. Material within this collection documents civilian activities on the homefront during World War II in the state of West Virginia. The collection contains correspondence, publications, pamphlets, maps, posters, newspapers and clippings, radio scripts, and other material. The collection also contains 19 reels of microfilm regarding the Monongalia Office of Civil...
Dates: 1928-1946; Majority of material found within 1941-1945