Overview of Research Library Collections
Items are listed using the following format:
George C. Marshall Papers
Each subgroup is made up of one or more series, including biographical material; correspondence; shorthand notebooks; speeches; statements and writings; engagement books; and scrapbooks.
1900-1978, 49.5 lf, 302
The collection consists of three distinct series of records: the George Catlett Marshall Collection, the Marshall Correspondence Collection, and the Katherine T. Marshall Collection.
The George Catlett Marshall Collection consists of records that he acquired throughout his lifetime, from his first Army to retirement.The Marshall Correspondence Collection consists of correspondence files maintained by George Catlett Marshall from 1938 to 1959, which ranges from autograph requests and birthday greetings to personal correspondence and household records. The Katherine Tupper Marshall Collection consists of records that she acquired from the period of George Catlett Marshall’s service as Chief of Staff of the United States Army during World War II through his death. The records relating to the publication of Together: Annals of An Army Wife as well as tributes to George C. Marshall after his death form two distinct subseries within the collection.
The types of documents that appear in this collection include correspondence, official documents, textual records, bound volumes, subject files, photographs and newspaper clippings. Maps and oversized items from this collection are stored separately.
Robert Alexander Collection
Kenneth D.A. Allen Collection
World War II, 1 ff, 217
Dr. Kenneth Allen served as Senior Consultant in Radiology, Office of the Chief Surgeon, in the European Theatre of Operations during World War II. The collection contains Dr. Allen's curriculum vitae and a photograph of Dr. Allen receiving the Legion of Merit Award for establishing and maintaining radiological care for soldiers and for developing a mobile x-ray field unit.
Rex Allyn Collection
1943-1945, 4 ff, 257
Rex Allyn served as a naval lieutenant with the Service Force of the 7th Fleet, U.S. Navy, and later with the Philippines Sea Frontier in the Pacific theater of World War II from 1943-1945. Stationed first at Brisbane, Australia, Allyn later served in Hollandia, New Guinea before being sent to Manila in the Philippines to record the navy and marine personnel confined in the Santo Tomas prisoner of war camp outside of Manila. The collection includes the list of the prisoners from Santo Tomas in 1945 at the time of Manila's liberation. In addition to the listing, the collection also includes photographs taken in Brisbane, New Guinea, and Manila, a Bill Mauldin cartoon "Goin' Home," and menus from the Philippine Sea Frontier Officers' Wardroom.
Tate L. Anderson Collection
1944, 4 ff, 244
The collection contains four issues of Stars & Stripes Armed Forces newspaper, European edition dated June 9, 10, 12, 13, 1944.
Marshall Andrews Papers
William R. Arnold Papers
Mildred Asbjornson Collection
1949-1950, 1 ff, 183
Mildred Asbjornson worked for General Marshall when he was Secretary of State. The collection contains four letters written from Marshall to Ms. Asbjornson.
John Babicz Collection
1942, 1 ff, 184
John Babicz served in Africa during World War II and was killed on November 8, 1942. The collection contains two letters of condolence to his brother from Major General J.A. Ulio and General George C. Marshall.
Lelia Cocke Bagbey Papers
Hanson W. Baldwin Papers
John P. Baldwin Collection
1946-1948, 10 ff, 215
The collection contains press releases and reports detailing the early activities of the United Nations in the years 1946-48 in Europe and Latin America. The collection also contains a transcript of a lecture delivered by Alger Hiss on "U.S. Policy Toward the United Nations" given in 1946.
Julius Preston Barclay Papers
Carol Bergeron Collection
1915-1996, 6 ff, 260
The collection contains materials related to the American Red Cross and includes training manuals, guides to uniforms and pins, and a history of the Richmond, Virginia chapter of the Red Cross.
Larry I. Bland Collection
Haydon L. Boatner Papers
Therese Bonney Collection
William A. Borden Collection
C.W. Bowman Collection
Vietnam War, 1 lf, 166
C.W. Bowman served in the Vietnam War, in Chu Chi and Trang Bang. The collection contains over 300 photographs Bowman took during his service, as well as slides and printed materials from the duration of the war. Bowman included a detailed explanation of his experiences in Vietnam.
1917-1924, 3 ff, 269
This small collection concerns First Lieutenant J.R. Lashbrooke, who served in the 17th Field Artillery, and other men and officers who served with the American Expeditionary Forces, France during World War I. The collection contains the Announcement of the Armistice, November 11, 1918, Combat Commendations, and intercepted German & French Communiques. Other items include memos, letters, passes, poems, newspapers, and photographs dealing with the activities of American servicemen in France during World War I. Some of the items in this collection are in very delicate condition.
Rebecca L. Brockenbrough Papers
Manuel Bromberg Collection
World War II, 1 ff, 178
Manuel Bromberg was a well-known artist during World War II. This collection contains nine of his drawings of World War II scenes.
1918-1929, .5 lf, 133
William M. Bruce was the father of Mrs. Hanson Baldwin (Helen). He was a noted inventor in the field of telephone, telegraph, and cable communication. The collection contains patent documents, letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Walter D. Bryle Collection
1943-1945, 10 ff, 206
Walter D. Bryle served with the United States Navy aboard the USS Cambria in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He wrote, printed, and distributed the "Cambria Press News," a shipboard project with limited circulation. The collection contains issues of the leaflet, as well as plans of the day for the ship, censorship regulations, and a copy of the ship's log.
Chester F. Burgess Collection
1917-1918, .5 lf, 142
Burgess' father served in World War I and collected a variety of mementos from his tour of duty. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, postcards, ticket stubs, buttons, cards, and passes from this era.
Mervyn F. Burke Collection
W. Walton Butterworth Papers
Clark Campbell Collection
1924-1947, .5 lf, 174
This collection contains drawings of military insignia as well as five loose leaf notebooks on military insignia.
1951-1957, .5 lf, 129
Mildred Carlson was a secretary to George C. Marshall from 1950-1951. The collection contains three photos, handwritten and typed letters, cards, and envelopes.
Charles T. Carpenter Collection
D-Day, World War II, 1 lf, 199
Charles Carpenter saw service in World War II from 1942-1946. On June 6, 1944 he landed with the 16th Regiment on Omaha Beach and was later awarded the Silver Star for his action. The collection includes photocopies, maps, commemorative bottles, photographs, and magazines from this period.
Kathleen B. Carter Collection
Marshall S. Carter Papers
Martin P. Casey Collection
1941-1976, 1.5 lf, 225
Martin P. Casey served with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II in the Central Pacific. After the war, Casey continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves. The collection includes various training manuals and materials belonging to Casey. The training and informational booklets cover a wide range of topics from jungle warfare to air research and development. One folder contains information on early jets in the United States Air Force. In addition to books and guides, the collection includes a vast array of records and regulations from the Army Air Force in World War II.
1944-1949, 2 lf, 284
Colonel Caughey was serving on General Wedemeyer's staff in the China Theater when he was hand-selected by General George C. Marshall in 1945 to serve on his staff while he was in China. Caughey greatly admired Marshall and frequently praised the General's attributes in his letters home. Caughey returned to the U.S. with Marshall in 1947 at the conclusion of the China Mission and continued his military career attaining the rank of Major General.
The collection contains official and personal correspondence with Chinese and American military leaders, four scrapbooks of personal correspondence and memorabilia, Chinese invitations and certificates, Chinese and Japanese currency, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Marshall and sights around China.
Gilbert Xavier Cheves Collection
1937-1945, 3.5 lf, 240
General Cheves served as chief of the logistics service in the China-India-Burma Theatre during World War II and was instrumental in establishing the Burma Road. Cheves served as a United States liason to the Nationalist Chinese government in Kunming, Kweiyang, and Tengchung. The collection contains photographs of General Cheves' service in China and War Department communiqués from 1941-1942. Also included are personal materials of Cheves' son, Clarence M. Oakey, who served during World War II and fought at Normandy and in the Ardennes.
George D. Childress Papers
Dowsley Clark Reports
Paul H. Clark Papers
Mary E. Clarke Collection
Raymond H. Clary Papers
Lucius D. Clay Papers
Richard V. Clements Collection
1944-1945, 1 ff, 137
Born in Nebraska in 1923, Richard V. Clements enlisted in the Army. After basic training, he was with the 97th Division in amphibious landing training in California when he was called to Fort Meade, Maryland. He journeyed to New York and left for action in the European Theatre of Operations. The collection contains a 33 page descriptive paper of his service in Germany during the Battle of the Bulge. Interspersed with portions of letters sent home, it is a vivid account of his seven months with the 102nd Infantry. He was wounded and spent some time in a hospital in Holland before being discharged.
Theresa Wilson Cochran Collection
1868-1988, 17 ff, 251
Theresa Wilson Cochran is the daughter of Major General Donald Wilson (Donald Wilson Papers, MS 96) who was a member of General Douglas MacArthur's staff and served in Australia in 1943. The collection contains family photographs dating from the 1880s to the late 1970s, miscellaneous personal memorabilia dating to the late 1880s, and correspondence with her father, Donald Wilson.
1984-2004, 37 lf, 155, 155A
Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Edward Coffman has lectured and written extensively on military history. This collection has three parts. Part 1 concerns Coffman's research, publications, teaching, and other professional activities. Part 2 consists of oral history interviews conducted by Coffman concerning the U.S. Army from 1898 to 1941. Part 3 also contains oral history interviews, some of which are duplicated in Part 2.
1980-1981, .5 lf, 158
Milton Colvin is a distinguished professor in the field of American National Government. He received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Colvin held various professorships before joining the faculty of Washington and Lee University in 1961. In the spring of 1981, he received a research fellowship from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He conducted his study in Germany on the topic of "The Pursuit of Détente in East-West Relations: The Impact of 'Finlandisation' on the Young in Germany." The collection consists of Dr. Colvin's correspondence, research materials, and final paper from his NATO research fellowship.
Paul Condoyiannis Collection
Korean War, 2 ff, 191
Paul Condoyiannis entered the Military Film Institute in 1951 and went on to the New York Institute of Photography in 1955. During the Korean War he served in the 226th Signal Service Company, the 304th Signal Operation Battalion, and the 51st Signal Battalion. The collection contains almost 50 photographs from the Korean War period.
Ed Cray Collection
1981-1988, .5 lf, 197
Ed Cray conducted interviews with several people who knew Marshall during his research of the book General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman. The collection consists of audio cassette tapes of Cray's interviews along with transcriptions.
A. Fairfield Dana Papers
Tim Darley Collection
1880-1990, .5 lf, 201
This collection contains about forty prints of U.S. ships and cutters.
Martha R. Daura Collection
1942-1978, 6 ff, 211
Martha Daura's father, Pierre Daura, was a painter during the Second World War era. His paintings include a portrait of Army photographer Howard Hammersley. The collection contains photographs and slides taken during the campaign in North Africa in 1942-43. Also included are a pamphlet for Americans and the Marshall Plan, and a newspaper article on World War II correspondent Jules Grad.
Leon Thomas David Diary
Byron Davis Collection
World War II, 1 lf, 187
Byron Davis served in the 29th Infantry Division in World War II, was stationed in England, France, and Germany and participated in D-Day. The collection contains pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings, photographs, and postcards from his time in the service.
Bob Davison Collection
1903-1983, .5 lf, 214
Bob Davison served with the AEF during World War I in France. The collection contains various booklets and manuals on military hardware, strategy, and engineering. The collection also contains maps, drawings, newspaper clippings, and letters.
Charles H. Dayhuff, Jr. Collection
Eddie Deerfield Collection
1942-1953, 1 ff, 189
Eddie Deerfield was a member of the 303rd Bomb Group during World War II. This small collection contains pamphlets and menus.
John W. DeGrote Collection
1942-1946, 1 ff, 252
This collection contains a booklet, "The 118th Signal Radio Intelligence Company, 1942-1946, Third Army, World War II," that was written by John DeGrote.
Harvey A. DeWeerd Papers
Madeline Dinsmore Collection
Charles W. Dobson Collection
Korean War, 1 lf, 196
Both Charles and Louise Dobson served in the Armed Forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Charles Dobson also served in the Korean War from 1956-1957. The collection contains original photograph albums compiled by Charles Dobson in Korea.
Edwin L. Dooley, Jr. Collection
1942-1945, 3.5 lf, 275
Edwin L. Dooley, Sr. served in the 726th Military Police (MP) Battalion and in Puerto Rico during World War II. The collection includes documents on Military Police history, newsletters from the 726th MP Battalion, memoirs by veterans of the 726th, an audio interview with a veteran, letters from veterans who served in Puerto Rico during World War II, copied documents from the internet and other publications on Puerto Rico, copies of 432 photographs of various subjects in Puerto Rico, field manuals, and books on Military Police and land warfare.
John W. Downer Collection
1932-1957, 3 lf, 233
George Elsey was director of the White House Map Room during World War II. Most of the collection pertains to the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944 including dispatch telegrams from Allied commanders. Other items of note contained in the collection are reports and charts regarding Allied and German preparations for the invasion of Western Europe; joint press statements issued by Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in 1942; photographs taken on the D-Day beachheads; and Minutes from Chiefs of Staff meetings in 1942.
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Emmett Stewart Epley Collection
1942-1945, 2.5 lf, Memories Project
This collection consists of letters exchanged between Emmett Epley and his family members from the fall of 1942 through the end of the Second World War. Epley served as a navigator in the Army Air Corps, and his letters provide descriptions of his training and service when he was stationed in Guam, and flew 35 combat missions over Japan. His family letters offer details, often quite colorful, of life on the Montana home front during those years.
European Recovery Plan Commemoratives
Gordon Ewing Collection
James B. Faichney Collection
Handy B. Fant Papers
John M. Ferguson Collection
1945-1947, 1 ff, 198
John Ferguson served in China during World War II. This small collection contains an unofficial history of the Executive Headquarters, Peiping, China, along with a few news clippings and a photograph.
Hazel Ferris and John McKee Dunlap Collection
1892-1944, 1 lf, 181
The collection contains nearly fifty War Department manuals from World War II, pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, stamps, a German writing primer, and silk souvenir cards from World War I.
Robert J. Fischer Papers
Allan C. Fisher, Jr. Collection
1957, 2 ff, 247
Allan Fisher, Jr. was an editorial correspondent for the National Geographic Society during the 1950s. In 1957 he was a ghostwriter for General Marshall in an article concerning the American Battle Monuments Commission which Marshall chaired from 1949-1959. The collection contains the 1957 Battle Monuments article and a letter written by Fisher to Marshall.
Thomas K. Ford Collection
1940-1950, .25 lf, 228
Thomas K. Ford was a writer and editor for the Foreign Policy Association at the time of the Marshall Plan. He produced a number of information pamphlets for different European countries on the benefits and workings of the Marshall Plan. He later served in the Scandinavian Information Service Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. The collection contains a number of original booklets and pamphlets detailing the implementation of the Marshall Plan in Europe. One set of pamphlets is written in Italian while most of the materials are written in Danish. In addition to the pamphlets, the collection also contains correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings and a newspaper article from Marshall's time as Secretary of State entitiled "This Generation's Chance for Peace."
Foreign Economic Association Draft Report
William C. Foster Papers
Robert J. Franklin Papers
1913-1985, 12 lf, 237
Wife of William F. Friedman, Elizebeth Friedman was an expert crypologist in her own right. She played a leading role in cracking criminal and military codes and was a pioneer in government crypology. She worked with the Department of the Navy in uncovering smuggling operations and helped breaked the Japanese Purple Code during World War II. Elizebeth Friedman collaborated with her husband on The Shakespearean Ciphers Examined as well as studying the Beale Treasure and the Voynich Manuscript.
The collection contains correspondence, government files, personal investigations, personal materials, newspaper clippings, and journals.
William F. Friedman Papers
Researchers will want to review The Friedman Collection: An Analytical Guide
(657 pages, 3 MB) by Rose Mary Sheldon, Ph.D., Professor of History at the Virginia Military Institute.
Friedman Cryptologic Collection
Harold S. Frum Manuscripts
Mary Fourqurean Fry Collection
Philip E. Gallagher Papers
Herman C. Gauch Collection
1943-1946, 1 ff, 159
Shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack, Herman Gauch was drafted and elected to serve in the Navy. This collection contains a 54 page text that narrates in detail his experiences from boot camp to his term as petty officer in charge of the main engine room aboard LST 506 to his separation from service in 1946.
C. J. George Collection
Andrew J. Goodpaster Collection
Andrew Goodpaster graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in 1939 and served in World War II. After the war, Goodpaster served in the War Department, with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). From 1969-1974 Goodpaster served as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and then as Superintendent of USMA until his retirement in 1981.
The Goodpaster Papers are arranged in two parts. The bulk of the collection was donated before his death and consist of materials from his childhood and collegiate life; and from his professional appointments to include his service with the Eisenhower administration. The second and smaller part of the collection was donated after his death and consists of materials from his home office. These include correspondence, speeches, and papers from the many projects he was involved with. There is also an extensive collection of newspaper articles covering many topics ranging from the dropping of the atomic bomb to the Vietnam era including treatment of POWs. There is also a series of interviews with General Goodpaster conducted by Kenneth Mandel and James McCall between 2001 and 2004.
Lewis Coleman Gordon Papers
1989-1991, .5 lf, 141
Great Projects Film Company of New York City produced a PBS documentary entitled "George C. Marshall and the Twentieth Century." It first aired in 1993 and again in 1994. The collection contains transcribed interviews as well as a typescript of the video. Interviews were conducted with the following: Herman ABS, Henri ALPHAND, Larry BLAND, Marshall CARTER, Clark CLIFFORD, King CONSTANTINE, Lord FRANKS, Pamela HARRIMAN, William J. HEFFNER, Sir Ian JACOB, Leonard MIALL, Mona NASON, Paul H. NITZE, Merrill PASCO, Madge PENDLETON, Forrest POGUE, General Matthew RIDGWAY, Dean RUSK, Eric SEVAREID, Vernon WALTERS, Rose Page WILSON, Molly WINN, and Katherine WINSTON.
George J. Green Collection
World War II, .5 lf, 204
George Green served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was stationed in San Diego, Iceland, New Zealand, and Guadalcanal. He fought in the battles of Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima. The collection focuses mainly on Iwo Jimo when Green served in the 3rd Battalion, 21st Marines. The collection contains three audio tapes recorded by Mr. Green about his life and experiences, especially those of the battle of Iwo Jima. Also included are notes by Green about his service, and an article written by his Battalion Commander.
Leslie R. Groves Collection
Doris C. Hafle Collection
1865-1985, 5 ff, 138
Doris Coffey Hafle was born in Lexington, Virginia and enlisted in the WAAC in 1943. The collection consists of Coffey family history, and newspaper clippings, brochures, photographs, and other military memorabilia of Hafle's time in the WAAC.
Franz Halder Diaries
1917-1919, .5 lf, 139
This collection contains correspondence between brothers William and Lorenzo Hall and their sister Anna during World War I. It also includes letters to their parents and hometown friends. The letters illustrate the family devotion during the war and provide a snapshot of this crucial period in United States history.
Laurence Halstead Papers
Frances S. Hamann Collection
1943-1952, 9 ff, 207
The collection contains items that mostly belonged to Lieutenant Harold C. Thomas of the United States Coast Guard who served during the latter years of World War II. The collection contains a series of manuals, postcards, photographs, memos, certificates, and newspapers.
1940-1945, 4 lf, 294
E. Howard Hammersley entered the Army Air Corps in 1942 and graduated from their photo school. He served thirty-eight months in England, Africa, and Italy finishing his World War II duty as chief photo officer of the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces. He flew more than forty combat missions capturing the danger of aerial warfare in grisly detail. The collection contains photographs taken by Hammersley during World War II.
Thomas T. Handy Papers
Collas G. Harris Papers
Frederick M. Harris Collection
1921-1967, .5 lf, 268
Frederick M. Harris served as as a lieutenant with the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tientsin, China, in the 1920s. Among his superiors were then-Lieutenant Colonel George C. Marshall and then-Major Joseph W. Stillwell.
The collection contains correspondence (1961-1967), typescripts of articles, and publications concerning his service in China. Harris later described his China experiences in three articles that mention Marshall and Stillwell. Other items in the collection is a memoir by Charles G. Finney, The Old China Hands, describing his service with the 15th Infantry; Edwin Forrest Harding's book of poems, including one by Marshall, and the 15th Infantry's Snapshots of China, a book of reproduced photographs.
Hugh Harvey Collection
1943-1945, 1 ff, 152
Born in McComb, Mississippi in 1924, Hugh Harvey spent two semesters at the Army Specialized Training Program in Ypsilanti, Michigan with additional graduate studies at the Agriculture Department in Washington, D.C. In 1943 he started basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas and served in the First Battalion of the 318th Infantry Regiment of the 80th Division. In Germany in the fall of 1944 he was wounded in the leg, received treatment, but eventually lost the leg in 1947.
This collection contains an 11 page, typed narrative "Excerpts from 'My Story'" that he wrote for his grandchildren as a chronicle of his war experiences.
Frank B. Hayne Papers
George R.D. Hedrick
1932-1972, .5 lf, 175
George Hedrick served on the U.S. Air Force, Local Board No. 109 in Virginia. The collection contains magazines, pamphlets, booklets, posters, and photocopies of personal materials, such as a diary and flight log.
Wilson A. Heefner Collection
1899-1950, 5 lf, 266
Dr. Wilson Heefner's book, Patton's Bulldog: The Life and Service of General Walton H. Walker, is a biography of General Walker, who led the XX Corps in the vanguard of Patton's Third Army through France, Germany, and Austria in World War II, and who commanded the Eighth Army and saved the Pusan Perimeter during the Korean War. The collection contains the research material Dr. Heefner used for his book as well as the bound and fully annotated manuscript.
1939-1995, 2 lf, 156
William J. Heffner was the assigned chauffeur for General George C. Marshall from 1948 until Marshall's death in 1959. He was also a member of the Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Service Center for the Armed Forces and was awarded the Certificate for Outstanding Service upon his retirement in April 1960. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, publications relating to Marshall, lectures by or relating to Marshall, and miscellaneous items belonging to Heffner.
Louise Henshaw Collection
1939-1945, 1 lf, 248
This collection contains newspaper clippings collected by Louise Henshaw during the World War II era. Subject areas include Japan, China, Cassino, Mussolini, the Japanese and German surrenders, and collected articles from the period columnists Ernie Pyle, Tom Treanor, and Raymond Clapper.
Arthur Herling Collection
1942-1945, 5 ff, 239
Arthur Herling was stationed in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. This small collection contains a series of photographs taken in Colorado, Hawaii, Guam and occupied Japan.
Leo Hershfield Collection
World War II, 1 ff, 177
Leo Hershfield was a nationally known illustrator of books and magazines, as well as a cartoonist and caricaturist. He sketched Congressional hearings and other trials where cameras were not allowed. The collection contains ten sketches, including two of Eisenhower, two of MacArthur, and one of General Marshall. The remaining sketches are of other World War II army figures.
George B. Hightower Collection
1941-1945, 5 ff, 224
George Hightower served in the China-Burma-India Theatre during World War II with the "Flying Tigers" of the 14th Air Force under the command of General Claire L. Chennault. The collection contains materials that document the activities of the 14th Air Force in China. These materials include books, diaries, newspaper articles, and photocopies of maps.
Oveta Culp Hobby Collection
1942-1992, 9 ff, 1 flatbox, 270
Oveta Culp Hobby was the first Director of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). The items in this collection represent her work in this service from 1943 through the 50th anniversary of the Women's Army Corps in 1992. The collection contains letters, photographs, a poster, newspaper clippings, cards (including one from Mamie Eisenhower), telegrams, a hand-made booklet, and a book on Hobby's service with the WAAC.
Forrest Hogg Collection
World War II, 1 ff, 195
Forrest Hogg was taken prisoner of war during World War II. The collection contains letters, articles, memoirs, and remembrances of this experience.
Frank Lane Holland Papers
Winfield C. Holt Collection
1931-1954, 1.5 lf, 185
Winfield Holt served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and worked acquiring Japanese intelligence. The collection contains newspapers, booklets, pamphlets, photographs, memos, certificates, and other printed materials. Also included is a set of badges from the Australian Women's Army Service.
George F. Howe Collection
Charles Isaacs Collection
World War II, .25 lf, 188
Charles Isaacs served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Seventy-five Coast Guard Patrol Frigates were commissioned by the Navy but manned by Coast Guardsmen, of which Isaacs was one. He was a gunner aboard the U.S.S. San Pedro in the Seventh Amphibious Force, Seventh Fleet, under Admiral Barbey. The collection includes photographs, pamphlets, articles, a deck log, and a visual traffic report.
Homer Jansson Collection
1917-1945, 4 ff, 235
Mr. Jansson served in the European Theatre during World War II. The collection includes booklets and training manuals, photographs of the 95th Reconnaissance Troop, a book about the 33rd Division during World War I, and World War I era photographs.
Roger Jeans Collection
1980-2004, 1.25 lf, 287
Dr. Jeans was a professor of East Asian History at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. The collection contains research material for the article "Victims or Victimizers? Museums, Textbooks, and the War Debate in Contemporary Japan," published in The Journal of Military History 69 (January 2005): 149-196.
James E. Johnston Collection
World War II, .5 lf, 193
This collection contains photographs that were given to Johnston by his commanding officer. They were taken by the Official Photo Section of the Army Air Corps in Europe. The subject content includes destroyed buildings, trains, and bridges; airfields; military personnel; the hanging of Mussolini; other captured Italian patriots; Europe during World War II; airplanes in flight; and D-Day.
Alfred E. Jones, Jr. Collection
1981, 1 ff, 179
Alfred Jones lives in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, where General Marshall was raised and made prints of various scenes around town that were part of Marshall's youth. The collection contains six of these prints depicting life in Uniontown.
Paul M. Jones Collection
1943-1945, 1 lf, 283
Jones was a Photographer's Mate 2nd class (PhoM2/c) on the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid during World War II. The Intrepid was commissioned in August 1943 and served in the South Pacific during the war. The collection contains photographs and negatives of the Intrepid and the Pacific Theater, photos of the photography shop and other scenes aboard ship, publications about the Intrepid, correspondence, Japanese currency, and newspaper articles.
Hannah Early Karicofe Collection
1944-1945, 1.5 lf, 232
Hannah Karicofe served with the American Red Cross during the closing phases of WW II and in post-war Europe. The collection includes newspapers, journals, letters, maps, postcards, photographs, and other memorabilia that detail her stay in Europe.
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Peter Kim Papers
D.M. King Collection
Barbara A. Knight Collection
1950, 1 ff, 223
The collection contains a commencement program from Pennsylvania College for Women from the 1950 commencement exercises at which George C. Marshall delivered the commencement address as President of the American Red Cross.
Howard P. LeCount Collection
1917-1919, 1 ff, 212
Howard P. LeCount served with the 102nd Engineers Regiment in the 27th Division, AEF in France during 1917-19. The collection consists of a diary compiled by LeCount in 1964 from hand-written journals kept during World War I.
Virginia Lee Collection
1943-1946, .5 lf, 173
Virginia Lee was born in Boston in 1915 and joined the army in 1943 (WAC). She served at Camp Crowder, Missouri, New Guinea, the Philippines, and China (Nanking and Shangai) under General George C. Marshall. She died in 1990 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetary. The collection contains a guide to China, a certificate and painting from China, and five photograph albums.
Bob LeFever Collection
1944, 1 ff, 168
The collection consists of one 49-page booklet of Bill Mauldin cartoons entitled "Star Spangled Banter" printed in 1944 by the Army Times Publishing Co. in Washington, D.C.
Jack Lieberman Collection
L.J. Lincoln Collection
1945, 2 ff, 190
L.J. Lincoln was chief of the Asiatic Theater Section during World War II and served as General Wedemeyer's Executive Officer in SEAC. The collection contains correspondence between Judy Munro-Leighton, William McAfee, and L.J. Lincoln concerning the China policy of World War II and copies of de-classified documents related to the China policy.
Albert I. Love Collection
1947-1961, 2 ff, 279
Albert Love was a partner in the publishing firm Tupper and Love with Katherine Marshall's brother, General Tristram Tupper. Tupper and Love had only been in the publishing business one year when they published Mrs. Marshall's book Together. The collection contains personal letters written to Mr. and Mrs. Love from Mrs. Marshall along with one letter from George C. Marshall, newspaper clippings about the Marshalls and the Shiver family, and a photograph of Mrs. Marshall's press conference promoting her book.
John P. Lucas Diary
Stephen Luster Collection
1947, 2 ff, 216
This small collection contains two newspaper circulars entitled Current Events with articles on the Marshall Plan from November and December 1947.
1950, .5 lf, 267
This secondary collection of Stephen Luster contains information on the Marshall Plan and its implementation in the post-World War II era. Many of the booklets are directed at educating the public on the Marshall Plan.
Reginald N. MacDonald-Buchanan Papers
Henry D. MacNaughton Papers
Frank McCarthy Papers
Main Collection, Additions, MacArthur movie, Patton movie
McCarthy's Hollywood career is documented by correspondence (1946-1949) and programs, as well as material relating to three of his films: Patton (1970), MacArthur (1977) and Marshall: Man of Peace, Man of War (not released). These records include correspondence, memos, research material, film scripts, production material, publicity information, and clippings. The Patton material is especially rich, providing a study of the making of a motion picture from start to finish, including research, legal matters, script writing, filming, reviews, and the winning of the Academy Award.
James A. McDonough Collection
1944-1945, 17 ff, 254
Colonel James McDonough served with the 5th Armored Division in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. This small collection contains training materials from the 5th Training Regiment held in 1945.
Martha Rector McGee Collection
W. E. McGillicuddy Diary
Donald Mace Papers
Bernard W. Marchant Scrapbook
Vernon and Becky Marker Collection
1945, 1 ff, 222
The collection contains a copy of the V-E Day edition of the Armed Forces newspaper Stars & Stripes, London edition.
George Marlott Diary
1917, 1 ff, 182
George Marlott was a supply sergeant for Company F, 16th Regiment of Engineers. Little is known about his life, except that he had a sweetheart in college, Lela Jane, to whom this diary was sent upon his death. After graduating from college in 1915, he departed for England in August 1917 and was killed overseas. The diary is bound in leather and written in pencil. It contains several photographs, postcards, and other paper souvenirs.
Dr. Irving Marshak Collection
1944-1984, 4 ff, 210
Dr. Irving Marshak served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Allied liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe during 1944-45. Dr. Marshak took several amateur photographs of the scenes of destruction that he encountered across Germany. He was also present at the liberation of the Weimar concentration camp in 1945. The collection contains photographs of destruction in Nurnberg, an abandoned German airfield, and the Weimar concentration camp. The collection also includes a 1984 news article from the "New Haven Journal-Courier" detailing the experiences of Dr. Marshak.
George C. Marshall Collection
James J. Marshall, Jr. Papers
Katherine Tupper Marshall Correspondence Collection
Katherine Tupper Marshall Papers
Stuart B. Marshall Collection
Marshall Foundation National Archives Project
Note: Until 1985, this collection was referred to as the "Research File".
John Marston Family Collection
1944-1949, 3.5 lf, 293
The Marston family has a long lineage that goes back to John Marston II who fought in the Revolutionary War. John Marston VI was the collector of his family's papers and the one most represented in the collection. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1908 and served in the Marine Corps. In 1937 Marston was the Commanding Officer of the U.S. Marine Forces in North China. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1940. During World War II he served in the South Pacific and ended his military career as Commanding General, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He retired in 1946.
The collection spans six generations of the Marston family and consists of official and personal correspondence of the Marstons, journals and diaries, newspaper clippings, photographs and engravings, wills, and scrapbooks.
Cecilia B. (Jackie) Martin Collection
Joseph Martin Collection
1941-1964, 2 lf, 236
The collection contains a series of newspapers chronicling events during World War II. It also includes newspapers and other materials relating to the dedication of the George C. Marshall Foundation in 1964.
Lawrence Michael Collection
Charles B. Miller Collection
Crosby Park Miller Collection
1950, 3ff, 255
This small collection contains one After Action Report concerning 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Division in the Chosen Reservoir during the autumn of 1950 in the Korean War. There is also a photocopy of a map of the Changjin Reservoir area.
Francis Pickens Miller Papers
The collection consists largely of material relating to Colonel Miller's military career. Included is information of Miller's WW I service in the artillery; his WW II career in military intelligence (at both OSS and SHAEF); the Office of Military Government for Germany, U.S. (OMGUS); the Senate Investigation of the National Defense Program (1946-1947); and the Army Reserve, Virginia Military District. Miller's personal file, 1944-1952, and a General File are also included. The collection is arranged chronologically by subject and is divided into seven series. Items in the collection are: military intelligence reports (including information of OSS Operation Sussex, and the attempted assassination of Hitler in July 1944); correspondence; orders; Senate testimony and reports; newsletters; bulletins; maps; photographs; Hitler memorabilia; pamphlets; notes; passes; I.D. cards; and receipts. Papers dealing with Miller's political career are at the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.
Robert Bruce Morrison Collection
1917-1919, .5 lf, 286
Morrison was a member of the Washington and Lee University Section of the U.S. Ambulance Corps in Lexington, Virginia during World War I. He later was moved to a training camp in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1917. In late spring of 1918, his unit was sent to "somewhere in France." The collection contains letters, postcards, and newspaper clippings. There are two documents from the 1960s that consist of photos, remembrances, and itineraries that focus on W & L Ambulance Corps reunions.
C.S. Mullen Diaries
Naval History Division "Classified Archives" back to top
Otto L. Nelson Papers
Floyd D. Newkirk Collection
Korean War (1952), .5 lf, 157
Floyd Newkirk fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the Korean War and was wounded there in September 1952. The collection contains newspaper clippings, articles, map, videotape, and surrender leaflets relating to the Bunker Hill battle.
Charles R. Newman Collection
1944-1946, 8 ff, 249
Lieutenant Newman served with the 4th Armored division during World War II. The collection contains papers and published materials relating to the World War II combat history of the 4th Armored Division.
Joe A. Noake Collection
Benjamin H. Nolte Collection
William C. Norby Philatelic Collection
1945-1952, 2.5 lf, 203
A collection of stamps in four binders that commemorate the Marshall Plan era.
100th Infantry Division Collection
1942-1945, 36 lf, 263
The 100th Infantry Division, also known as the Century Division, was activated on 14 November, 1942, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Major General Withers A. Burress took command at that time and remained commander until 22 September, 1945. The Division fought in northeastern France and western Germany, and during its six months of combat, it liberated or captured over 400 towns. One of these towns in France was Bitche, from whence the soldiers drew their nickname, The Sons of Bitche. The collection contains intelligence, personnel, and operations documents; morning reports, memoirs, maps, newspapers, and photographs.
101st Airborne Jumpmaster Reports
172nd Combat Engineer Battalion Collection
1943-1945, 1 ff (oversized), 285
The collection contains a large cartoon-syle drawing of the History of the 172nd Combat Engineer Battalion, and a large typed Battalion History of the 172nd from activation on June 23, 1943 to V-E Day, May 8, 1945.
William L. Orten Collection
1945-1997, 9 ff, 230
William Orten served with the 29th Field Observation Battalion during the U.S. Army occupation of Austria from 1945-1947. Mr. Orten has also compiled materials pertaining to the liberation and occupation of Austria by the U.S. Army into a "Research Project." The collection contains papers and published materials related to this period as well as one copy of Mr. Orten's "Research Project," and a 1997 article from the "Austrian Information" about the 50th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan.
John H. "Jack" Page Collection
1945, 4 ff, 273
The collection contains three World War II ration books, two booklets containing facsimiles of the German and Japanese surrender documents, and four photographs taken at the unveiling of these documents at the National Archives, September 12, 1945. Mr. Page's grandfather, Thad Page, was Administrative Secretary of the National Archives at that time.
John McAuley Palmer Papers
Leon B. Parker Collection
1941-1960, 7 ff, 242
Leon Parker was a bombardier with the 885th Bomber Squadron, 15th Air Force during World War II and flew over 50 combat missions in Africa, the Middle East, and Italy. After the war, Parker remained in the Air Force and was stationed at Fort Bragg, 1961-1963. The collection contains award certificates, flight records from World War II, personal materials, and technical education documents.
David Walker Paulette Papers
William D. Pawley Papers
Wilferd W. Peak Collection
1945, 1 ff, 277
The collection contains a "Secret Periodic Intelligence Digest," dated January 24, 1945 -- August 20, 1945, which includes documents detailing various events and actions of World War II in the Pacific Theater through reports on enemy (Japanese) operations, Allied air strikes, casualty counts, and more.
Gardner W. Pearson Papers
Peiping Headquarters Group Historical Report
Robert Peniston Collection
1950s, 10ff, 243
The collection contains photographs taken on board the USS Williamsburg during a conference between President Harry S. Truman, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, and American Secretary of State Dean Acheson. The collection also includes an excerpt from a book American Naval Fighting Ships about the USS Williamsburg.
World War II & Cold War, 1 lf, 238
Anne Scarborough Philbin was a journalist for the Baltimore News-Post during World War II. She reported on war-time Baltimore, the Women's Army Corps, and military campaigns in the European Theatre, particularly the Saar Campaign of 1944. The collection contains articles written by Philbin as well as photographs, personal and journalistic materials from the Cold War, and letters recounting the service of General Tobias R. Philbin in the 95th Division.
Denny D. Pidhayny Collection
1941-1998, .5 lf, 208
Denny D. Pidhayny served with the 58th Bomber Wing, 20th Air Force, during World War II and flew B-29 Superfortress missions in the China-Burma-India Theatre (CBI) and on the Marianas. The collection includes various items pertaining to the archives of the 58th Bomber Wing as well as period materials. There is a manuscript of the 468 H-Bomb Group as well as audio and video tapes commemorating the events and stories of the men who served in the CBI and the Marianas.
Edward L. Pine Collection
1945, 1 ff, 209
Edward L. Pine served with the Signal Corps in the headquarters of General Omar N. Bradley's 1st United States Army Group and 12th United States Army Group from March 1944 to May 1945 in the European Theatre of Operations. The collection contains one photograph of the May 1945 Commanding General and Staff Section Chiefs, Headquarters 12th Army Group.
Pocket/Language Guide Collection
1941-1945, 1 lf, 289
These small booklets were published by the War Department during World War II as cultural and language guides for soldiers. The Pocket Guides advise soldiers on cultural expectations in a foreign territory, both enemy and friendly. The Language Guides include hints on pronunciation, useful words and phrases commonly used, a description of local currency, and a word list. The collection includes language and pocket guides to various countries during the World War II period.
Frank W. Price Papers
Price was one of the last Americans to leave the mainland after the Communist takeover in 1949. The collection contains information on his work and on the situation in China during the Chinese Revolution. Included is correspondence with GCM, Patrick Hurley, Arthur H. Vandenburg, Dean Acheson, A.C. Wedemeyer, Harry Stimson, Chang Chung, T.V. Soong, and Chiang Kai-shek. Also found are journals kept by Price from 1937-1946 andnotes he made on China. There is an extensive series of Chiang Kai-shek material covering his personal life and speeches. Two Chinese language publications round out the collection: Tzu Shih Ching Hua (Essentials and Ornaments from Philosophical and Historical Texts) 3 volumes, and P'ei Wen Yun Fu (Famous Quotations and Literary Allusions) 16 volumes.
Harry B. Price Papers
The correspondence portion deals with comments, criticisms, and notes concerning Price's rough draft. Of special interest are the correspondence of Dean Acheson, Erik Brofoss, Harlan Cleveland, Brice M. Mace, Jr., Peter Odegard, Henry Tasca, and GCM. Additionally, there is a good bibliography on the ECA.
The second portion of the collection contains interviews conducted with persons both in the U.S. and in Europe concerning the Marshall Plan and its implementation. Of special interest here are the interviews with Harlan Cleveland, Richard Bissell, W. Averell Harriman, Samuel Van Hyning, Dean Acheson, Paul Hoffman, and GCM.
The third portion of the collection contains miscellaneous items, including a typed final draft of the Price book, a chronology of the ECA project, telephone directories, and economic charts used by Price.
1869-1978, 9 lf, 226
Dr. P. Frank Price served as a missionary in China from 1890-1941 with the Presbyterian Church U.S. (Southern). He lived and worked first in Kashing Province and later in Nanking where he was a professor of systematic theology at Nanking Theological Seminary. In Nanking, he founded and edited a weekly publication, Notes and Notices, that gave a summary of religious and community news. He experienced the Boxer Rebellion, the Chinese Revolution, anti-foreigner demonstrations, and the Japanese invasion of China in 1937. After retiring from China in 1941, Dr. Price lived in Florence, South Carolina until his death in 1954. The collection contains correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, pamphlets, diaries, photographs, and journals.
Leonard U. Pritt Collection
The collection consists of pieces of propaganda used by the United States, Japan, and Germany during WW II. The American items are anti-Japanese in nature and include a "Jap Hunting License" and a Bomb Tokyo offer; while the Axis propaganda consists of fliers directed at the fighting men, urging them to surrender.
Jack Holmes Pulliam Collection
1945, 1 ff, 165
As an Army paratrooper during World War II, Jack Pulliam was a German prisoner of war having been captured in Belgium on January 7, 1945. This collection contains an account of his capture and his subsequent escape.
World War II, 3 lf, 180
Jack Pulwers taught for twenty years and spent sixty years of his life doing public service as Chief of Broadcasting of Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, as well as in the Office of Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs, the Department of Defense, the Office of Chief of Military History, and the Department of the Army Public Affairs. He also spent nine years as News Director at ABC Television. The collection contains reprints that cover military history from ancient times through World War II, memoirs, letters, and essays.
Quartermaster Corps - Technical Branch Collection
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Red Cross POW Bulletins Collection
1943-1945, 3 ff, 292
As a service to the families of prisoners of war, POW relief workers, and other interested parties, the Red Cross started publication of the Prisoners of War Bulletin in 1943 and continued until the end of the war. The bulletins reported on the treatment of American prisoners and the methods being taken to provide them aid and comfort. The collection contains every issue printed during the period.
Russell Reeder, Jr. Papers
1906-1951, 14 ff, 109
The collection consists of a number of reminiscences in the form of letters and memoirs about GCM written by his associates. Many are letters to Forrest C. Pogue to aid him in writing his biography of Marshall. Contributors include Madeleine C. Davis, V.J. Gregory, Charles D. Herron, Robert Cutler, John Steeves, and Louis W. Whaley.
James W. Riddleberger Papers
Ben Ritter Collection
1945, 1 ff, 280
This small collection contains eight photographs and negatives circa 1945. Five of the photos show downed aircraft including two photos with the swastika symbol. One photo is of soldiers eating in the field and the remaining two are of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The photographs were probably taken in the latter part of 1945 as the Allied forces moved across the French countryside.
Paul M. Robinett Collection
Fred S. Rodkey Collection
George L. Roth Collection
David Saltman Collection
1941-1945, 3 ff, 143
David Saltman volunteered for the draft and entered military service in 1941. He saw action at the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star for participation with the 5th Armored Division. During General George Patton's occupation of Germany, Saltman served as the Prison-of-War Hospital Security officer for Third Army. The collection consists of articles, clippings, and memoirs from the war period, including a typed account of the Battle of the Bulge, 16 December 1944 - 16 January 1945.
Robert Sams Collection
1944-1945, .5 lf, 176
Robert Sams served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Cambria. The Cambria fought on the Pacific front in the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa, and New Guinea. The collection contains photographs and materials concerning the U.S.S. Cambria, as well as memorabilia from the places he visited.
School for Personnel Services Collection
Jim Scow Papers
1981-1989, 32 lf, 192
Jay R. Sculley became the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research, Development, and Acquisition) in October 1981 and held the position until 1989. The collection contains all documents relating to this position and includes correspondence, travel related materials, daily planner calendars, speeches, and trip reports.
Germain Seligman Papers
William T. Sexton Papers
Shelton H. Short, Jr. Papers
Shelton H. Short, III Papers
1926-1992, 2 lf, 148
As historian, writer, forester, and investor, Shelton H. Short's career is varied and interesting. Worldwide travel augments his many American and foreign academic degrees. This smaller collection contains photocopies of resumés, newspaper clippings on various topics, and educational certificates.
1926-1992, 18 lf, 149
This larger collection of Shelton H. Short's includes official and personal mementos of his various travels and experiences. The material consists of personal photographs, travel related materials, United Nations materials, scrapbooks, and photo albums.
George H. and Adelaide Simpson Collection
1943-1964, 4 ff, 218
This small collection contains newspaper clippings and a booklet detailing the dedication of the George C. Marshall Foundation and the Marshall Plan.
Richard Alexander and Richard Bain Sinclair Collection
1895-1945, .5 lf, 205
This collection contains items of a father and son, both of whom spent time in the military. Richard Alexander Sinclair served with the Virginia Volunteers Battalion during World War I. His son, Richard Bain Sinclair, served in World War II as a field artillery observation officer with the 13th Field Artillery from 1942 to 1946. He served in the European Theatre of Operations and came ashore D+1 (June 7, 1944) at Normandy. This small collection consists of several training manuals, booklets, pamphlets, and World War II maps. There are also several photographs of the father, Richard Alexander Sinclair.
Marie Marshall Singer Collection
63rd Infantry Division Collection
1943-1945, .5 lf, 288
The 63rd Division was activated on June 15, 1943 and consisted of three infantry regiments: the 253rd, 254th and 255th. The Division was sent to France in December 1944 and the three infantry divisions were reassigned to various divisions of the 6th Army Group. The 253rd was attached to the 44th Infantry Division; the 254th was attached to the 3rd Infantry Division; and the 255th was attached to the 100th Infantry Division. In September 1945, the 63rd Infantry Division returned to the U.S. and was deactivated. The collection contains 16 cds that contain Division and Regimental histories, newspapers, photographs, orders, and morning reports.
Slonaker Family Collection
1918-1945, 1 ff, 281
This small collection contains items collected for two Slonaker family members who served in both world wars. Joshua Slonaker was killed in action in France in 1918 and was buried in an American cemetary in France but later re-interred in Quaker Cemetary near his hometown of Dillon's Run, West Virginia. Raymond Slonaker enlisted in 1942 at Fort Myer, Virginia. The collection contains burial policies and overseas cemetary care for World War I soldiers and two Selective Service cards from World War II.
Smith family papers include correspondence, deeds, wills, plats, slave sales, and other financial papers. Included is material from the Randolph, Brooks, Wilson, and Price families.
The Earl Crum papers include correspondence between Crum and his wife; Crum's publications; and military records, including the controversy over the de-Nazification of Heidelberg University after WW II. There are also numerous photographs of the postwar period.
Cecil B. Smyth Collection
1917-1918, 18 ff, 245
The collection contains eighteen letters written to Cecil Smyth, who lived in Fort Worth, Texas during World War I. Most of the letters are written from training bases located within the United States.
Linford Dunlap Snead Collection
World War II, 1 ff, 171
Linford Dunlap Snead was drafted in 1942 during his junior year at West Virginia University. He learned to fly B-17 bombers and was stationed on Ie Shima, the island closest to Japan. He served as the company clerk there for eight months. The collection consists of a small memoir entitled "The Tales of My Duty During World War II" that includes color photocopies (computer scanned images) of photographs, newspaper clippings, diplomas, certificates, radio signal instructions, postcards, ticket stubs, and telegrams.
Pierpont L. Stackpole Diary
State Department Nuremberg Trial & Pearl Harbor Documents
Pearl Harbor papers include copies of decoded Japanese telegrams, memoranda sent to the Chief of Staff, telegrams and consular reports from 1939 to 1942, as well as the Army Pearl Harbor Board Reports and statements by Henry Stimson and Harry Truman in 1945-1946.
James Russel Stephens Collection
1921-1994, 3 ff, 213
James Russel Stephens served in the U.S. Army from 1942-65 during which time he saw combat in the Philippines during World War II, accompanied General James VanFleet on his mediation mission to Greece during the Greek Civil War, worked with the United Nations in Korea, and served as a Logistics Staff Officer with "The Voice of NATO Headquarters," 106th Signal Group in France in the early 1960s. The collection contains a photocopy of Dr. Stephens' memoirs.
William M. Stokes, Jr. Papers
Elizabeth C. Strayhorn Collection
1941-1947, 2 lf, 264
Elizabeth Strayhorn was an officer in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) which later became the Women's Army Corps (WAC), rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. The collection contains a large scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings; letters, memorandums, orders, speeches, lectures, poems, pamphlets, and publications dealing with her service with these organizations from 1941 to 1947.
Diary of Sugihara, Zenrui
January-February 1945, 1 ff, 140
The author of the diary was a company-grade officer in the Imperial Japanese Army. He chronicles Japanese ground combat on Iwo Jima and life on the island before and during the battle. He did not survive the fighting. A photostatic copy of the diary is available as well as a copy of The Journal of Military History, January 1995, Volume 59, Number 1, in which the diary was printed and reviewed.
Arthur P. Terry Papers
35th U.S. Infantry Regiment Scrapbook
Francis I. Thompson Collection
1945, 2 ff, 278
Thompson was a White House news photographer during the Coolidge through Truman administrations. He traveled carte blanche with the press corps and was with President Truman on the Augusta on their way to the Potsdam Conference. The collection contains a presidential log of the Berlin Conference, a top secret letter outlining press corps rules for the Berlin trip, the Senate Hearing making declaration of war, and two blank invitation cards printed for Field Marshall Göring.
Royce L. Thompson Collection
H.G.A. Timmis Papers
1917-1918, .5 lf, 154
A native of Dallas, Texas, Albert Edward Traegar (1892-1952) was the son of a Methodist minister. After World War I, Traegar worked for Radford Wholesale Grocery as a salesman. The collection contains correspondence written by Traegar to his family from October 1917 through April 1919.
Lucian K. Truscott, Jr. Papers
James L. Tucker Collection
1942-1953, 12 ff, 250
Colonel Tucker served in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe during World War II. Although Colonel Tucker retired from the U.S. Army Air Force in 1946, he later reenlisted and served in Korea and Vietnam. The collection contains official documents pertaining to Tucker's military service, training certificates, Tucker's personal records, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Ann A.H. Tullidge Collection
1941-1945, 1 ff, 145
Ann Archer Hogshead Tullidge (1902-1995) of Staunton, Virginia, compiled the pamphlet "A Paratroopers Faith" for her son George, a sergeant in the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. After his death on July 8, 1944 in the Normandy invasion, she published the booklet at her own expense and distributed over 300,000 copies to soldiers. In 1989 the Secretary of the Army awarded Ann Tullidge the "Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service" for this selfless deed. The collection contains two copies of the 32-page booklet "A Paratroopers Faith."
Susanna P. Turner Papers
Benny Ignatius Tuzinski Collection
1944-1945, 4 ff, 258
Benny Tuzinski was born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in 1920. He served in World War II as an ambulance driver and medic in the 78th Infantry Division and was awarded the Bronze Star for going behind German lines to rescue American soldiers. The collection contains memorabilia from the 78th Division as well as maps showing the areas of France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Czechoslovakia where the 78th fought.
25th Infantry Division Association Collection
The 25th Infantry Division was created from the Hawaiian Division of the United States Army. Its history includes participation in World War II, the occupation of Japan, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War. The Division is often referred to as "Tropic Lightning."
This collection contains personal donations from 25th Infantry Division veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and more recent conflicts. Materials include official military reports, personal recollections, maps, photographs, letters, newspapers and clippings, oral histories, and various personal memorabilia. Donations from the Association are ongoing and the collection continues to grow.
Steven M. Twiford Collection
1945, 1 ff, 219
The collection contains the February 20, 1945 issue of Look magazine. The front cover is of General George C. Marshall with an article inside titled "World Commander: A Re-evaluation of George Marshall Who Planned Victory the Hard Way."
United States Embassy-Austria Collection
Bruce D. Vail Collection
1944, 1 ff, 220
The collection contains a story written by Mr. Vail concerning Lieutenant Bruce Fusner's service with the 5th Artillery Corps in Normandy during World War II.
Paul Van Doren Collection
1944, 2 ff, 262
The collection contains two letters sent from George C. Marshall's biographer, Dr. Forrest C. Pogue, to Captain Van Doren regarding Marshall's trip to the Western Front in October 1944.
James A. Van Fleet Papers
Gilbert Sandford Vernam Collection
WAC Song Book, Fort Des Moines, Iowa
World War II, 1 ff, 272
The song book contains lyrics for 62 songs relating to the Women's Army Corps. It contains patriotic songs, songs written especially for the WACS and humorous songs, on all subjects relating to women in the military service.
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Forrest Walker Collection
1941-1945, 9 ff, 256
This small collection contains a series of newspaper articles and magazines from the World War II era as well as articles detailing World War II veterans' affairs and memorials.
Mary Elizabeth Walker Collection
1942-1944, 3 ff, 259
The collection contains three photocopied scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and articles from the World War II era.
Walton H. Walker Papers
War Department Reports
Edward N. Warfield Collection
1945, 1 lf, 221
The collection contains 120 issues of Stars & Stripes newspaper dated July - October 1945.
John R. Watson Collection
1946-1959, 4 ff, 271
This small collections consists of material relating to Colonel Watson's service with General Marshall in China, 1946-1947 and with Marshall as Secretary of State, 1947-1949. The collection contains letters, a postcard, maps, photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings. Of special interest are letters Watson wrote to his family relating his personal opinion of Marshall, and detailed maps of Nanking, China.
Mark Skinner Watson Notes
George Wickersham Collection
1943-1946, .5 lf, 160
George Woodward Wickersham II was born in Long Island, New York, and was educated at New York and Massachusetts schools and the Virginia Theological Seminary. Dr. Wickham held parishes in New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia. During World War II he served as a chaplain with the United States Marines. The collection contains a 538 page memoir entitled "Marine Chaplain" that was written immediately after his service in the war. The memoirs contain, not battle stories, but the more encompassing story of humans of all walks of life in time of war. Photographs accompany the text of the manuscript.
Malcolm L. Williams Collection
1945-1946, 5 ff, 147
After completing basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, Malcolm Williams served on occupation duty in the Bremen area of Germany in 1946. This small collection contains booklets from Fort Hood and Germany, maps, newspaper items, and "Two Niner" newspapers from Germany.
Donald Wilson Papers
Gleason and Margaret Wilson Collection
1942-1945, .5 lf, 290
Gleason Wilson served with the 5th Engineer Brigade during World War II and participated in the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944 at Omaha Beach. Margaret Wilson served during the D-Day operations as a nurse with the 51st Field Hospital. The couple first met at Camp Pickett, Virginia in 1942 and in July 1944, an official request to marry was granted. Margaret Wilson left the military after her war service and continued to work as a nurse for many years. Gleason Wilson went on to serve in the Korean War. They are both buried at Arlington National Cemetary. The collection includes official military papers, a diary of the actions at the 51st Field Hospital, photographs, and personal mementos.
Richard C. Wing Collection
1944-2005, .5 lf, 282
Richard Wing was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and became General George C. Marshall's cook and orderly at Fort Myer, Virginia in 1944. He later accompanied Marshall on his Mission to China in 1946 and to the "Big Four" Foreign Ministers Conference in Moscow in 1947. After the war, Wing became owner and chief cook at the Imperial Dynasty restaurant in Hanford, California. The collection contains Wing's personal memoirs, letters between Wing and the Marshalls, photographs, documents relating to Wing's military service, articles about the Imperial Dynasty restaurant, and a dvd, "Stories of Service, Richard Wing."
Reginald Winn Collection
William Alexander Winston Collection
George J. Winter Collection
1944-1945, 4 ff, 261
This small collection contains four articles written by George Winter concerning military actions on the Ardennes front during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Most of the accounts are taken from veterans of the battles described.
George Withers Collection
World War II, 10 ff, 229
George Withers was an army illustrator stationed in the European Theatre of Operations during World War II. The collection contains prints made by Mr. Withers of wartime scenes. There are ten prints in the collection of which eight are framed and two are unframed.
C. Tyler Wood Papers
Wood's papers document his activities in India, Korea, and Vietnam. The collection consists of correspondence, both business and personal; reports on various Third World nations and their problems; speeches by Wood on development in Korea and India; clippings on foreign aid, Korea, India, and Vietnam; and photographs of Wood and his associates, as well as the various place he traveled. Some material from Wood's earlier career is also available.
Margaret Craighill Wotherspoon Collection
C. Ben Wright Kennan Biography Project
Tomoyuke Yamashita Trial Memorandum
John C. Young Collection