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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:

Pocahontas Operators Association, Records

Collection Number: A&M 2796
Overview The minutes, correspondence, and financial records of the Pocahontas Operators Association and of its successors, the Smokeless Operators Association and the Southern Virginias Operators Association. Topics mentioned are foreign competition, environmental legislation, labor strife and union negotiations, and lobbying efforts in Congress and with state legislatures. Special mention is made of the conditions in the coal industry during World War II, the impact of the Taft-Hartley Act on...
Dates: 1941-1973

Preston Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2201

Correspondence, legal papers, and business papers of John J.D. Preston, his ancestors, and his relatives. The correspondence is primarily between members of the Preston family with topics being discussed, such as living conditions, business conditions, military training camps, Civil War battles, politics and campaigns, political personalities, education, schools, and the World Wars. Correspondents include John Preston, Rev. David Preston, John J. Davis, and John W. Davis.

Dates: 1817-1945

Robert C. Edgell, Soldier, World War II Letters and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 4041
Overview World War II letters and other material of Robert Carl Edgell (1925-1944), of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in April 1943 and served overseas during World War II, where he was killed in action. Collection includes a military document, correspondence, sympathy cards, and newspaper clippings. The military document is Edgell's order to report for induction (1943). The correspondence includes letters, a postcard, and telegrams. Some of the...
Dates: 1943-1947, undated

Robert Paul Evans, WWII Soldier, Typescript Regarding Experiences in a Japanese Prison Camp

Collection Number: A&M 4125
Overview Typescript regarding the experiences of Robert Paul Evans of Littleton, West Virginia while he was held prisoner by the Japanese. The typescript was written by Evans's aunt and based on Evans's description of his experiences and his testimony to the War Department. Evans held the rank of Technical Sergeant and served as a B-29 Radar Observer with the 500th Bomb Group, U.S. Army. He was forced to parachute from his plane during a bombing raid over Tokyo and was captured and taken to Kempei...
Dates: 1945

Ronald Ondish Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4296
Scope and Contents Papers of Ronald Ondish (1925-2014). This collection includes two photo albums, a scrapbook, and other material.There is a photo album of what appears to be family members with some identification (ca. 1920s); a photo album of Ronald Ondish with who appear to be friends and family, including many pictures featuring military service uniforms from the WWII era (ca. 1940s-1960s); and a babybook for Ronald Robert Ondish junior that includes greeting cards (such as birthday,...
Dates: 1920-1972

Rush Dew Holt (1905-1955) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0873
Overview Papers of Rush Dew Holt, Sr. (1905-1955) relating to his personal and political activities. Types of material include publications, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, among others. The collection is divided into six series: Personal and Political Papers (1840-2000 and undated), Artifacts (1939-1952 and undated), Legislative Records (1920-1955 and undated), Constituent Services (1923-1954 and undated), Press and Media Activity (1925-2003 and undated), and Administrative...
Dates: 1840-2003; Majority of material found within 1918-1955

Storer College, Administrative and Operational Records

Collection Number: A&M 1322
Scope and Contents Records of Storer College, West Virginia's first African American institution of higher learning, located in Harpers Ferry. This collection contains mainly administrative and operational records of the college. Types of records include annual reports, publications, memorabilia, artifacts, and other material. This collection includes material regarding John Brown's Fort.The collection is organized into eighteen series, including:Series 1. Correspondence; 1865-1953; boxes...
Dates: 1865-1960; Majority of material found within 1930s-1950s

Storer College Correspondence, Business Papers and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 2621
Overview Records of Storer College, West Virginia's first African American institution of higher learning, located in Harpers Ferry. Types of records include correspondence, business papers, photographs, memorabilia, issues of the Storer Record (the Storer College newspaper), financial records, scrapbooks, bulletins, minute books, newspaper and magazine clippings, diaries, motion pictures, and miscellaneous material. Includes records regarding the early years of the...
Dates: 1854-1964

Sylvia Soupart, Student, Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M 3229

Scrapbook of Sylvia Soupart, an early graduate of University High School. Much of it is about the early development of this school by West Virginia University including clippings about its first commencement. There are also photos and clippings about Morgantown's involvement in World War II.

Dates: 1928-1945

Thurman I. Miller Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4297
Scope and Contents Papers of Thurman Irving “T.I.” Miller (1919-2017), a native of southern West Virginia who served in the Marine Corps from 1939-1945, worked as a master electrician in the coal mining industry, and authored multiple books about both those experiences later in life.The collection includes research material, genealogical material, drafts of his books, and other material. Formats include correspondence, clippings, ephemera, photographs, research materials and interviews, handwritten...
Dates: ca. 1907-2017