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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:

USS West Virginia, Navy Uniform of Granville R. Williams

Collection Number: A&M 3462
Overview Dress white U.S. Navy uniform that belonged to Granville R. Williams, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class, who served aboard the USS West Virginia during the attack at Pearl Harbor. Williams survived the attack and was awarded the Purple Heart. His Purple Heart medal and five campaign and achievement medals adorn the uniform. There is also a photograph of Williams and a copy of the article 'The Horror of Pearl Harbor' from Militaria International magazine (May 2001) which includes a reminiscence by...
Dates: 1941-2001

USS West Virginia Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2026
Scope and Contents

One folder of letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to the arrangements to bring the mast of the USS West Virginia to the WVU Campus

Dates: 1963

USS West Virginia Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2005
Scope and Contents Materials concerning the dedication of the bell of the armored cruiser U.S.S. West Virginia, December 7, 1967. Items include program, invitation, diagram of proceedings, and newspaper clippings of dedication. Second accession: Mimeographed copy of essay about dedication. 1968 Oct 31: Xerox copy of 1 loose-leaf notebook containing the material created for the dedication services of the bell from the armored cruiser USS West Virginia. The project was initiated by WVU's...
Dates: 1967-1988

USS West Virginia, Scrapbook and Memorabilia

Collection Number: A&M 3463
Overview Artifacts, scrapbook, photographs, clippings, and ephemera related to Pearl Harbor, the USS West Virginia, and World War II. The collection includes a 9' x 14' scrapbook labelled 'Logalbum, USS West Virginia, Aloha Honolulu' with a color illustration of the USS West Virginia on the cover, it contains 27 vintage World War II photographs of mostly naval ships (not including the USS West Virginia). There is an 8' x 14' print of a tinted photograph of the USS West Virginia. There are also four...
Dates: 1941-1991

Viereck Trial, Testimony and Exhibits

Collection Number: A&M 3001
Overview Partial testimony and exhibits of Rush D. Holt's book Who's Who Among Warmongers in the trial of George S. Viereck accused of being an unregistered agent for a foreign power. Holt's book was discovered by censors in Bermuda while it was in transit in the mail to Portugal with an inner sealed envelope addressed to an official in Berlin, Germany. The purpose of the testimony is to implicate Viereck as the source for sending Holt's book to Nazi Germany and to establish...
Dates: 1942

West Virginia State Industrial Union Council, CIO, Archives

Collection Number: A&M 1380
Scope and Contents The West Virginia State Industrial Union Council was formed in 1937 as the state labor federation for local unions affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations. In 1958, the WVIUC merged with the State Federation of Labor to form the West Virginia Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. Included in these two accessions are the correspondence, legal papers, reports, and printed materials of the Industrial Union Council’s president's office, between 1940 and 1951. Subjects include...
Dates: 1940-1951

West Virginia University, College of Arts and Sciences, Centennial History, Records

Collection Number: A&M 3121

A collection assembled on behalf of the WVU College of Arts and Sciences by Dr. Barbara Howe, WVU Department of History, for the Centennial History Project. Most of the records relate to the Humanities program at West Virginia University. Includes mostly copies of materials from former students, as well as transcriptions of interviews with former faculty or their spouses.

Dates: 1924-1992

West Virginia University, Form Letters to Returning World War II Veterans

Collection Number: A&M 1023

Form letters sent by West Virginia University to returning veterans of World War II interested in entering law school. The letters lists specific steps that incoming students should take to secure meals, housing, and registration, indicative of the crowded conditions on college campuses after the end of the Second World War. Also includes exact and estimated costs for an individual student.

Dates: 1946

West Virginia University, War Dead Honor Roll

Collection Number: A&M 3198

A roll of honor containing a listing of those students of West Virginia University who were killed during U.S. involved conflicts in the twentieth century. There are listings for World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. There is also a biographical insert for Joseph P. Bongiorni, the lone University fatal casualty of Operation Desert Storm.

Dates: 1917-1991

West Virginia War History Commission, Papers of Festus P. Summers, Chairman, World War II Records

Collection Number: A&M 1705
Scope and Contents Records of Festus P. Summers regarding his activities as chairman of the West Virginia War History Commission. Contains a speech, newsletter, war records collecting manuals, lists of Office of Civilian Defense directors, lists of potential and confirmed war records collectors, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and a traveling expense account.Items within this collection include: drafts for a speech entitled "Let History Arm the Mind". The some pages are handwritten, others are...
Dates: 1942-1945