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World War, 1939-1945 -- United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Asher B. Abelow collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.201
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of nine photographs taken during Abelow's stay at Michigan State College. The photographs have been glued on pages and have captions written beside them. The collection includes a picture of Company B on parade, winter scenes of the Red Cedar River, views of campus, Abelow and other Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) members in the Union Lounge, and a winter scene of North Hall with ASTP members in front.

Dates: 1943 - 1944

Frank Knox collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00189
Scope and Contents This collection consists of various materials relating to Frank Knox's career. These include a clipping from the Alma Record (1898) describing Knox's recruiting activities on the Alma campus; an address by Knox to the War Congress of American Industry (1942), stressing the challenges brought by World War II; an editorial written by Knox of the death of John Muehling (1944); press releases and programs relating to Knox's military funeral...
Dates: 1898 - 1944

Jack Warren collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.270
Scope and Content This collection consists of one volume of transcribed letters called "Sunset Ride: A Cavalry Story from World War II". The letters were written by Jack Warren about his time at Michigan State University in the ROTC, his time in the 1st United States Cavalry, and his time in the infantry and cavalry during World War II. The letters are dated from 1943 through 1947. Also included in the volume are bibliographical notes about Jack Warren's life after his service in the military provided by his...
Dates: 1943 - 2010

John L. Whitelaw papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00379
Scope and Contents This collection includes two folders of correspondence (1945) from Brigadier General John L. Whitelaw to relatives in East Lansing, Michigan, when he was stationed in Germany during World War II. In his letters, Whitelaw describes the Ruhr Valley area and Berlin after the German surrender, and comments on the Russian soldiers, trains and the civilian food situation.The collection also contains two scrapbooks. One (1883-1900) contains nineteenth-century pictorial advertisements,...
Dates: 1883 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1883 - 1900

Mrs. Francis McDonald reminiscence

 Collection
Identifier: c-00451
Scope and Contents This collection contains a brief, personal account of life in and around Lansing, Michigan, during World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. Mrs. McDonald recounts her life as a child growing up in a rural community. She writes about life in general: the difficulty in finding a job, the hardships of the Depression, the relief offered by the New Deal, and a trip to the Chicago World's Fair of 1931. Throughout her writing, Mrs. McDonald shows how people were able to cope with the...
Dates: 1912 - 1979

Towar family collection (00129)

 Collection
Identifier: UA-10.3.418
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials from both Jennie and James Towar. The correspondence of Jennie Towar Woodard is addressed to various family members as well as correspondence from those family members. The bulk of this correspondence prior to the second World War came from her brother, James. The letters of the latter half of the collection are from nieces and nephews. In general, the letters are chatty and relate some of the social or economic condition of the times. One exception to this...
Dates: 1882 - 1956

U.S. Military History collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00470
Scope and Contents

The collection contains a history of Parris Island from 1526 to 1952 and account of Blue Army maneuvers.

Dates: 1940, 1954