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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

African American family and World War II photograph album

Identifier: RB-8035
Scope and Contents This photograph album depicts an African American family from the 1940s to the early 1960s. The album features a couple of men in their military uniforms at Fort Stotsenburg in Angeles City in the Philippines during World War II. There are also family photographs, including shots of children, women, and couples, as well as friends posing outside or next to automobiles. The album also contains photographs from the 1960s of a woman named Cora and her husband, Ben. These later photographs...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940-1960

Alvin Dudley Tipton World War II photographs and papers

Identifier: AC-466

Alvin Dudley Tipton World War II Photographs and Papers consists of photographs, governmental documents, newspaper and magazine articles documenting the World War II service of Alvin Dudley Tipton.

Dates: 1920-1945, undated

Charles Beaver papers

Identifier: AC-881

Charles Beaver (1913-1999) was an Asheville native, WWII veteran, employee of the American Enka Corporation, and participant in a large number of WWII reunions and commorative events. This collection includes materials relating to his life and work including photographs, documents of his army service, and correspondence.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1874-2002, undated

Charles T. Butler letters

Identifier: AC-540
Scope and Contents The Charles T. Butler Letters is a collection of about 300 letters from Butler's friends and family. The bulk of these letters date from 1937 to 1956. There are a couple letters from 1962 and 1965, as well as many undated letters. Pieces of ephemera and a few photographs are also included in the collection. Many of these letters were written and sent to Butler during World War II when he was serving as a pilot instructor. Over twenty different friends and family members wrote to him...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1937-1981

Connie Murphy World War II letters

Identifier: RB-8041
Scope and Contents This collection of 51 letters were written by Boston native Connie Murphy to his sweetheart Ruth Lacy. The letters are dated from 1941 to 1943 and detail Murphy's time with the U.S. Navy from early training days in Rhode Island through his time with the Hospital Corps in Australia. After joining the Navy, Murphy entered the Hospital Corps. Early on, he tested to be part of a pharmacy program through the Navy where, as a cadet, he spent half his duty studying and working at a naval...
Dates: 1941-1943

Grohs Family Papers

Identifier: RB-8013
Scope and Contents This collection includes items created by members of the Grohs family, with the majority relating to Lothar Grohs, and is in both German and English languages. In Germany, the surname was spelled "Gross."There are six letters written in German by members of the family, mainly Julius Gross. English translations were provided by Peter Petschauer. There is a wedding telegram book compiled to commemorate the wedding of Julius Gross and Clara Lonnerstadter in 1909. The original is...
Dates: 1909-1945, 2011, 2015

Johnny Rhymer Music and Papers

Identifier: AC-825

The Johnny Rhymer Music and Papers gives a wide assortment of items and memorabilia collected in the life of a fiddler/singer from western North Carolina in the 1940s and 1950s, along with pieces of his and his wife's families' histories and everyday labor and struggles, from old photographs and song lyrics to World War II literature and photographs to Rhymer's musical career and samples of his actual music.

Dates: 1869-2004, undated

Mildred Teague papers

Identifier: UA 29.032
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters, photographs, and news clippings that were collected by Mildred Teague. The letters detail life during World War II as written by the hand of her brother, Horace Greeley Teague. The news clippings were photocopied onto acid free paper. They are regarding her brother receiving the bronze star. The photographs primarily feature Mildred and her friends at Appalachian State during the years 1941 and 1942. There are also some images of Horace Greeley “Butch”...
Dates: 1941-1945

Petschauer family papers

Identifier: RB-8034
Scope and Contents The majority of this collection consists of 7 paperbound manuscripts containing poetry, plays, and writings by former National Socialist German Workers’ Party members while they were detained in American prison camps. A portion of the poetry (including poems by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke) was collected from libraries in camps. Reportedly prisoners would read to one another from these works for entertainment. Additionally, there are banknotes collected in Germany, Dr. Erich Petschauer’s...
Dates: 1920-1947

Rufus Burks papers

Identifier: AC-628

The Rufus Burks Papers collection contains about 100 letters from and to Rufus Burks and family members while he was serving in the US Army. Other folders contain family tax receipts and other receipts and paper pertaining to life in the 1940's.

Dates: 1912-1980, undated

Terah (Terrah) E. Harris papers

Identifier: AC-692

This collection consists of World War II letters mostly from Private Terah (Terrah) Harris to his wife Clara. [Terah spelled his name both ways in signatures.] There are a few diaries of Clara's before she married him, and a Lutheran serviceman's book.

Dates: 1935-1945