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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Bartron, Collector, World War II Papers of Charles P. Bartron

Collection Number: A&M 4242
Scope and Contents World War II papers and artifacts of Charles P. Bartron, who was a communications specialist during the second World War who served in the Pacific Theater. He was the father of Mary Bartron. During the bombing of Pearl Harbor he was encamped on the top of a hill overlooking the Harbor.Contents List: dog tags WWII military compass in case WWII New Testament -- most likely military issue foreign currency tucked into New Testament --1 bill, 2 Lire funeral...
Dates: ca. 1940-1945

Max Mathers Collection Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2386
Overview Correspondence, financial papers, diaries, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to the Max Mathers family and Monongalia County, West Virginia. The activities of Anna DeGant Mathers, wife of Max Mathers, and Margaret Mathers Barrick, his daughter, as well as of Margaret's two sons, William Mathers Barrick and George Milton Barrick, Jr. are well represented in the family papers. Max Mather's own papers document his personal life, Republican party activities, genealogical...
Dates: 1821-1957

Melvin Harding Kimble, Soldier, Photographs and Funeral Guest Book

Collection Number: A&M 4285
Scope and Contents Melvin Harding Kimble (1920-1944) was born in Moundsville, West Virginia and served in the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion during World War II on the Western Front of the European Theater. Kimble was killed in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and his body was returned to the United States for burial in 1948. The collection contains photographs of Kimble in military and civilian life, as well as photographs of his family and fellow soldiers. Some of the photographs are accompanied by...
Dates: ca. 1930-1948

M.H. Ross, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1936
Scope and Contents Material (1931-1957) of a labor organizer including correspondence, reports, handbills, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, instruction posters, political and labor buttons. There are court reports involving labor cases for the period 1940-1956. Subjects include Subversive Activities Control Board, integration in labor movement, labor during WW II, labor in southern U. S., communism in labor movement, union constitutions and agreement between industry and unions. See inventory for listing of...
Dates: 1931-1957

Morgantown Post Office Scrapbook and Other Records

Collection Number: A&M 3060
Overview Scrapbook and other records documenting the history of the Morgantown post office. Includes news clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and papers. Many clippings deal with postmaster appointments and changes in postal employee conditions such as pay raises and working hours. Many pictures and articles document the construction of the previous post office, now the Morgantown Arts Center, as well as the present post office. There are also clippings about natives of Morgantown serving in the...
Dates: 1907-1978

Nuzum Family Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 4288
Scope and Contents Collection of photographs from the Nuzum family of Fairmont and related families, including the Reed, Ferguson, Ostrowske, Winslow, and Diven families. The photographs include portraits and candid shots of mostly children, but also other family members. There are also portraits and candid shots of men in military uniform from World War I and World War II. Also contains greeting cards and the funeral book of Iva Nuzum. Most of the photographs include identifications and dates, though not all...
Dates: 1890-1975

Oscar Doane Lambert (1888-1959), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1505
Scope and Contents Correspondence and the original draft of “West Virginia and Its Government” by Dr. Oscar D. Lambert, West Virginia University history professor and manuscripts collector for the West Virginia Collection. Papers deal with Dr. Lambert's teaching duties, his various writings and publications, and his archival collecting activities at the West Virginia and Regional History Center.Series include: Series 1. Correspondence, 1944–1955 (boxes 1-5) Series 2. Correspondence,...
Dates: 1944-1959

Patrick Ward Gainer (1904-1981), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3003
Overview Archives of an eminent folklorist and professor of English at West Virginia University. Manuscripts include field folklore collections, lecture notes, book manuscripts, correspondence, student papers, and folksong arrangements. There are also materials regarding Gainer's position as director of South Atlantic USO activities during World War II and a journal of a folksong collecting trip to Ireland in 1961. Also one hundred and fifty-three audio tapes containing vocal and instrumental folk...
Dates: 1890-1981

Paul A. Atkins, Soldier, World War II Letters

Collection Number: A&M 2934

Letters from Atkins while serving with the First Cavalry, U.S. Army. Atkins was stationed in Australia in 1943, his unit moving to New Guinea in January 1944, the Admiralty Islands in March 1944, and the Philippines in October 1944. He was wounded in the fight for Rizal Stadium in Manila. Letters deal with routine camp life and more rarely with battles in which the unit was engaged. After the war Atkins became a professor of journalism at West Virginia University.

Dates: 1943-1945

Phyllis Temple Stealey Williams Scrapbooks

Collection Number: A&M 3202
Overview Four scrapbooks of Phyllis Temple Williams nee Stealey of Clarksburg who was an administrative assistant and secretary to nine term U.S. Congressman Cleveland M. Bailey (Democrat, West Virginia) from 1955 to 1963. Includes photographs, postcards, programs, invitations, news clippings and newspapers about: political conventions; elections; inaugurations; World War II; the Stealey family; charitable and campaign fundraisers; and a trip to Italy, Switzerland, France and Great Britain. Three of...
Dates: 1925-1962