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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:

John Edward O'Neal Papers regarding World War II Service and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 4302
Scope and Contents Box 1 includes military records, scrapbook pages of mostly clippings, photographs, correspondence, and more. Military records include O’Neal’s prisoner of war statement form and discharge papers. The rest of the material pertains mostly to O’Neal’s military service and his time serving overseas. Clippings are mostly from the Winchester Star newspaper.Box 2 includes 8 military medal sets (with some pieces missing, presumably because they are in the display case in box 3), a...
Dates: ca. 1940-2008

John W. Davis (1873-1955) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2080

Correspondence of the 1924 Democratic presidential nominee; draft of a speech on legislative power; tickets to the Democratic National Convention in New York; and a poem concerning Davis' candidacy for president in 1924. Correspondence is between Davis and his nephew, John J.D. Preston, of Charleston. Subjects mentioned include politics, World War II, Davis' law practice, and family matters.

Dates: 1924-1943, 1953

Joseph Ozanic, Labor Leader, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2482
Overview Joe Ozanic went to work in the coal mines of Mt. Olive, joining in 1909, UMW Local 728. After serving briefly in the army during World War I, Ozanic returned to work in the mines at Mt. Olive. In 1932, Ozanic joined the Progressive Mine Workers of America, a rival organization to the United Mine Workers, serving both as president of PMWA District 1 and as national president. During the 1940s, Ozanic was an organizer for the American Federation of Labor. These papers reflect Ozanic's...
Dates: 1932-1974

Joseph W. Parker, World War II Soldier, Scrapbook and Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 4123
Overview Scrapbook and correspondence of Joseph "Bill" W. Parker of Fairmont, West Virginia, who served in World War II and attained the rank of captain. The scrapbook is a pre-made book titled "G.I've Been Around" and published by C. S. Hammond & Co. The cover of the book has been personalized with Parker's name. Parker filled out spaces in the book with his dates of service, locations, advancement and citations, and personal chronology. He also pasted photographs of himself and his wife into...
Dates: 1943-1945

Julian G. Hearne, World War II Soldier, Records regarding Japanese Surrender of Garrisons Aka Shima and Tokashiki Shima

Collection Number: A&M 0709
Overview One of the copies of the surrender document of Japanese garrisons on Aka Shima and Tokashiki Shima to U.S. forces on Zamani Shima, all islands being a part of the Kerama Retto group near Okinawa. These were the first two Japanese garrisons to formally surrender after the Japanese imperial announcement of capitulation to the Allies in World War II. Their surrender was managed and accepted by the U.S. commander, a West Virginian, Julian G. Hearne, in command of the 24th Infantry Regiment, the...
Dates: 1945

Ken Hechler Interview Transcript

Collection Number: A&M 1164
Overview Transcription of an oral history interview by Niel M. Johnson of the Harry S. Truman Library with Ken Hechler. Hechler, born 1914 in Roslyn, NY, received A.B., Swarthmore 1935; M.A., Columbia 1936; Ph.D., Columbia 1940 in Political Science which he later taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Marshall Universities. He served as a U. S. Army combat historian in Europe during World War II. Hechler was a research assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was special assistant to President...
Dates: 1985

Ladwig Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3325
Scope and Contents Papers of the Ladwig family. They document the professional and personal lives of medical and teaching professionals in West Virginia in the early twentieth century, includng Dr. Otto Ladwig (1875-1968), his wife Calora Hardway Ladwig (1882-1974), and Margaret and Gertrude Hardway, Calora's sisters. The Ladwigs lived in Harrison and Randolph counties and were active in itinerant logging communities such as Evenwood. There are correspondence, publications, deeds, certificates, and photos...
Dates: 1870-1959

Lawrence Nuce, Collector, Papers and Printed Materials

Collection Number: A&M 2541
Overview Books, periodicals, films, photos, and other papers relating to World War II, United States Army Intelligence, Nazi propaganda, and the post-war denazification program in Germany. Some of the material is in German. Lawrence Nuce, a Kingwood, West Virginia, native was a combat sergeant during the war. During the occupation, he was a commissioned officer in charge of supervising schools in Bavaria. Includes war newspapers, army manuals, occupation and education reports, and other material. For...
Dates: 1900-1946

L.J. Nettles World War II Historical Newspaper Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4241
Scope and Contents

Collection of 36 newspapers documenting in headlines key events of World War II such as the surrender of Germany and Japan in May and September of 1945, among others. These papers were collected by L.J. Nettles when he was working in Washington, D.C. during World War II.

Dates: 1941-1946

Louis L. Thomas, Soldier, World War II Letters

Collection Number: A&M 3217

Letters from Sgt. Louis L. Thomas to his mother, Mrs. Mary Thomas of Anmoore, WV. Most of the letters are from India where Sgt. Thomas was stationed in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. The letters are routine except to mention the insufferable heat and the grinding poverty of India.

Dates: 1942-1944