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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:

General Education Board Records

Collection Number: A&M 3193
Overview Correspondence, reports, statistics, maps, photographs and pamphlets related to the efforts in West Virginia of the early southern program of the General Education Board (GEB). The GEB, founded by John D. Rockefeller, is one of the most significant philanthropic efforts in the history of U.S. education particularly noted for its aid to African-American schools, teachers and students. In West Virginia it aided the African-American colleges of West Virginia State, a public institution and...
Dates: 1901-1967

George A. Shingleton, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2972
Overview A collection of the donor's father, George A. Shingleton (1905-85) of Taylor Co., WV containing letters, deeds, tax receipts and sheet music from the Johnson and Moats families of Barbour Co., WV which were his maternal grandparents families. Also included are genealogical notes on the family of Eli Firth; a book on an informal history of the 143rd. (Anti-aircraft) Gun Battalion during World War II; and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad rule books, seniority lists, letters, memos, note books and...
Dates: 1873-1951

Glen L. Vaughn (b.1900) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2306

Correspondence, articles, clippings, pamphlets, and other papers of retired Naval Lieutenant Glen L. Vaughn. Includes the manuscript for Vaughn's autobiography, telling of his boyhood days in Marlinton, West Virginia, and his naval career.

Dates: ca. 1900-1970

Harley Martin Kilgore (1893-1956), Senator, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0967
Scope and Contents Papers of Harley M. Kilgore, U.S. Senator from West Virginia. Includes typescripts, correspondence, printed materials, clippings, broadsides, and a photograph. Topics include congressional bills and legislation on diverse subjects; committees with which Kilgore was involved, including the Senate Military Affairs Subcommittee on War Mobilization, the Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program (also known as the Truman Committee), the Committee on Military Affairs, and the...
Dates: 1937-1956

Harvey Bowman, Soldier, World War II Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M 0299
Overview Air Force Captain Harvey Bowman served in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a member of the 43rd Bombardment Group and on General Douglas MacArthur's staff. One oversize scrapbook chiefly documents Bowman's military service in New Guinea and Australia from 1942 to 1945. This fragile volume consists of loose pages with photographs, orders and regulations, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous material tipped in. Photographs depict Bowman's unit and his surroundings in...
Dates: 1929, 1942-1945; Majority of material found within 1942-1945

Henry R. Kelly, Collector, Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M 1205

Scrapbook of a Parkersburg postal clerk containing historical clippings on Wood County and World War II, and the scrapbook (1854-1921) of A.L. Collins which has statements from numerous Parkersburg mercantile houses, criminal reward notices, and a few legal papers.

Dates: 1854-1955

H.K. Ambler Account Books

Collection Number: A&M 2075

Ambler's accounts with the heirs of S.W. Ambler and S.M. Keys of Jefferson County, West Virginia. Other heirs are Letty C., Lucy J. and C.E. Ambler. There are also entries concerning the estates of H. Keys, S.W. Washington, and Jacob Zinn. There is information on management of farms and residences, business firms in the area of Charles Town, tenant and owner shares, U.S. Treasury crop allotments, and labor shortages during World War II.

Dates: 1915-1952

Hugh Ike Shott Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0908
Scope and Contents The papers of Hugh Ike Shott of Bluefield, W.Va. Mr. Shott was owner and publisher of The Blue Field Telegraph and the Sunset News. He was also owner of radio stations WHIS of Bluefield, and served as postmaster in Bluefield by appointments of Presidents T. Roosevelt and Taft. He was twice elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, 1928 and 1930, and in 1942 was elected to the U.S. Senate for the unexpired term of M. M. Neely. Mr. Shott was also a member of the W.Va. Semi-Centennial...
Dates: 1858-1954

Hunter Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3297
Overview Papers of Thomas Marshall Hunter documenting Thomas Marshall Hunter as well as the genealogy and history of the Hunter family, including descendants of John Hunter (1762-1845), a Scot-Irish immigrant and Morgan County resident who is the earliest American member of the family. There are scrapbooks regarding Thomas Hunters experiences at Shepherd College and in World War II. There is also material regarding the history of Berkeley Springs and Morgan County, and about David Hunter Strother....
Dates: 1930-1998

James E. Mann, Jr., Appointment, Diploma, and Clippings

Collection Number: A&M 3929

Contains the appointment of James E. Mann to West Virginia's Mercer County Local Board No. 1 (draft board) during World War II (1940); diploma awarded to Lucy Austin Higginbotham (later Mrs. James E. Mann) for graduation from West Virginia University (1929); and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, most regarding Sergeant Junior J. Spurrier (ca. 1945). Spurrier was a WWII hero from Bluefield, and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Dates: 1929-1945