World War II

Leonard Franklin Bollinger Scrapbook, 1940 (KA2504)
0.25 cubic foot

Scrapbook of Leonard Franklin Bollinger compiled while he was in Hawaii during World War II.

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Maynard Dale Allen Autobiography, 1963 (K1074)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Maynard Dale Allen Autobiography consists of a single spiral bound notebook outlining the Allen family's genealogy as well as Allen's life from 1893 to 1937. Allen recalls his first interactions with automobiles and telephone service, visiting Kansas City as a teenager, moving, the Great Depression, politics, and war.

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AMERICA FIRST COMMITTEE, 1941 (C2547)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Paper of the St. Louis, MO, Chapter of America First Committee, published from July to October 1941. Originals at Stanford University.

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American Legion, Cuba Memorial Post No. 522 Records, circa 1948 (R0955)
(1 folder)

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This hard-bound booklet lists military veterans, mostly from the World War II, from Cuba in Crawford County, Missouri. Included are six "Gold Star Boys." Entries include photographic portraits, dates and branches of service, ranks, domestic and overseas postings, awards, and current occupations.

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American Red Cross, Scott County Chapter Records, 1944-1952 (R0673)
(21 folders)

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The American Red Cross, Scott County Chapter Records contain photocopies of files from the American Red Cross chapter in Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri. Most concern allotments for dependents, emergency loans, extensions of leave, and other family matters of servicemen during World War II.

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Jean Schwarting Anderson Papers, 1944-1946 (C4024)
0.3 cubic feet, 1 computer disc

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The papers of U.S. Navy Lieutenant J.G. Jean Schwarting Anderson, a WAVE during World War II and Missouri native, consist of correspondence, photographs and slides, and miscellaneous material. The letters that she wrote detail in great length the training she received and the day to day life as a WAVE.

Melvin E. Anglin Papers, 1943-2010 (SP0052)
0.4 cubic foot (20 folders, 1 cd)

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The Robert Lipscomb Papers consists of photographs taken or collected by Robert Lipscomb in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as an oral history interview with Robert.

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Arthur and Bull Family Papers, 1842-1996 (SP0061)
0.75 cubic foot (22 folders, 1 volume, 224 postcards, 17 photographs)

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The Arthur and Bull Family Papers consist of the correspondence and business papers of John Arthur, the World War I correspondence of Harrison Bull, the World War II correspondence of his son Joseph Bull, the postcard collection of Belva “Bess” Lee Estes, and the music lesson ledgers of Elizabeth Hodges Bull.

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Joseph Backlar Letters, 1944-1945 (C2011)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains letters written during World War II by an army medical officer stationed in Greenland and Iceland to his son, Byron Backlar, PhM 3/c aboard the U.S.S. SANBORN.

Baltzell-Chambers Family Papers, 1857-1981 (C3995)
0.4 cubic feet

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Papers relating to the Baltzell-Chambers family of Deer Ridge, Missouri. The papers consist of correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, and a genealogy, as well as graduation memorabilia, land deeds, and military discharge papers from the Civil War.

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Belchamber Family Papers, 1892-1993 (CG0041)
3.2 c. f.

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The Belchamber family papers contain photographs, correspondence and scrapbooks from the Belchamber family and its various branches. This collection also includes photographs and memorabilia relating to Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill, the Iron Mountain Railroad, and regional buildings and environs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Rudolf Bennitt Papers, 1942-1946 (C0210)
1 cubic foot (66 folders)

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The papers include copies of newsletters sent out from Missouri Cooperative Wild Life Research Unit to former members at the University of Missouri who were in the armed services. The newsletters contain excerpts of letters from students in the armed services, pertaining to all phases of training, general news of the University, Wild Life Commission, Research Unit assignments, resumes of state and national meetings, and discussion of post-war curriculum. Also included are student papers containing correspondence with Bennitt and some course information.

Robert Bronaugh Benson Collection, 1944-1945 (K0478)
0.02 c.f.

Books written by Benson recounting his landing at Utah Beach and the final push in Europe during WWII.

Don Bergman Papers, 1917-2009 (S0827)
6 cubic feet, 144 folders, 559 photographs, 4 books

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The Donald Bergmann Papers consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, and photographs, documenting his service in the Army in Korea after World War II and his later involvement in St. Louis businesses, organizations, and charities. Topics of interest include the St. Louis Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, the Landmarks Association of St. Louis, and the German American Heritage Society.

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Robert I. Bitner and Esther L. Gottlieb Bitner Family Papers, 1932-2000 (K1292)
0.25 c.f.

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The family papers of Robert I. Bitner (1918-1995) and Esther L. Gottlieb Bitner (1918-2012) contain materials relating to the history of their childhood, education, marriage, and children, as well as their religious and community activities in Kansas City, Missouri. Materials documenting Robert Bitner's service in the U.S. Army during World War II are also included.

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Harold F. Blackburn Papers, 1942-1946 (K0952)
0.1 c.f.

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Blackburn was veteran Trans World Airline (TWA) pilot. During the World War II, he was superintendent of TWA's Intercontinental Division., which was part of the Air Transport Command. Includes the Intercontinental Division, Washington D.C., statistical handbook.

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Blake-Britton Family Papers, 1880s-1980s (CA6581)
0.3 cubic feet

The papers of a family from Cass, Clay, and Jackson Counties, Missouri, include photographs, an autograph album, postcards, correspondence, school papers, clippings, birth and death certificates, and miscellaneous material. Includes the World War II military papers of Harold L. Blake.

Charles C. Bouchard Memoirs, no date (CA6384)
1 folder, 1 computer disc

World War II memoirs of a B-24 pilot who was shot down over France and captured by German soldiers in June 1944. He was held as a prisoner of war in Germany for about a year. The collection includes military orders and an introduction to the memoirs written by his son, Chris Bouchard.

William L. Bradshaw Papers, 1912-1973 (C2556)
11.2 cubic feet

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The papers of William L. Bradshaw contain business and personal papers of Bradshaw, political scientist and dean of the University of Missouri Business School, 1946-1961. Included are papers as delegate to Missouri Constitutional Convention, 1943-1944, member of State Reorganization Commission, 1953-1955, and other state, local, and professional organizations.

Edwin Bayer Branson Papers, 1892-1954 (C2404)
1.1 cubic feet

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The papers of Edwin Bayer Branson contain correspondence, memorabilia, field books, and miscellaneous papers of a University of Missouri geologist (1910-1947), including information on the development of the Department of Geology during the 37 years he served as chairman.

William Coleman Branton Papers, 1943-1985 (K0828)
10 c.f.

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Personal papers of Branton, prominent attorney and civic leader in Kansas City, MO. Includes Photographs, correspondence, records and other papers relating to Branton's military duty, legal practice, banking career, civic activities, and personal life

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Dutton Brookfield Papers, 1940s-1982 (CA6382)
0.4 cubic feet

Addition of scrapbooks containing photographs and WWII letters, along with Unitog Company newsletters, 1982. See also C2732.

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Stiles Clifford ""Red"" Brown Papers, 1919-1952 (K1207)
2 c.f.

Scrapbooks, including correspondence, photographs, printed and published material, and ephemera, of Brown's Marine Corps service. Also a scrapbook compiled by his mother, Lessie Brown, containing postcards, correspondence, and ephemera; correspondence to his wife, Orvetta, and his school records.

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Thomas R. Bruce Jr. Papers, no date (CA6522)
1 folder

World War II correspondence and miscellaneous papers of a soldier serving in Missouri's 128th Armored Field Artillery Battalion.

Burgoyne Family Papers, 1940s-2000s (CA6186)
17.5 cubic feet, 1 CD, 3 video cassettes, 29 audio discs

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Papers of Leon Burgoyne and his daughter, Suzanne. Leon was a Navy aviator during World War II and coached boys' basketball in Berrien, Michigan. Suzanne was a professor of Theatre Arts at Creighton University and the University of Missouri. The papers include correspondence from World War II and the Vietnam War, in which Suzanne's ex-husband served, and materials documenting Suzanne's teaching career.

David Butcher Papers, 1966-1988 (S1166)
0.25 cubic foot

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This collection contains newspaper clippings and a letter concerning David Butcher, who flew combat missions for the 384th bombardment group of the 8th Air Force during World War 2. (in French) Includes two audio cassettes and one videocassette.

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Caroline Isabelle Dougherty Campbell Papers, 1946-1953 (K0852)
0.01

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Campbell was active in the Order of the Purple Heart, based on the award given her son, William Stanley Campbell, who was killed in the Philippines in World War II. Includes a program, "Military Order Purple Heart Fourth Zone Conference" and a photograph of group with Military Order Purple Heart.

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Cecil C. Carstenson and Blanche Williams Carstenson Papers, 1943-2001 (K0669)
5 c.f.

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Cecil was talented wood sculptor, while his wife Blanche was best known for her textile artworks. Included are photographs and slides of both Cecil and Blanche's artwork. Also letters to various people, mostly family while Cecil was serving during World War II and scrapbooks covering most of their adult lives.

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Richard J. Chamier Papers, 1932-1974 (C4379)
1.8 cubic feet (74 folders)

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Military, political, and civic career of a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army in World War II, and Missouri State Senator. Includes correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings covering campaigns for State Senator in 1948 and 1952, as well as clippings on speeches, talks, and Legislative Bills, particularly a Bill to update the State of Missouri Criminal Law Codes. Also some civic work with the Moberly School Board involving desegregation and reports of racial bias in the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, of which Chamier was a member.

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Victor E. Clark Collection, 1968-1969 (S0014)
0.01 cubic foot, 8 folders

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The Victor E. Clark Collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Lieutenant Colonel Clark's attempt to create a museum of the former home of Adolph Hitler in Berchtesgaden, Germany.

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Lloyd H. Coale, Sr. Collection, no date (K0615)
0.07 c.f.

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Photographs relating to Coale's service in WWII as a doctor and his family in Kansas City, KS.

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Donald O. Cowgill Papers, 1940s-1980s (CA4791)
25.8 cubic feet

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The papers of a former professor of sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia include correspondence, professional papers, student materials, research, photographs, speeches, personal material, and miscellany.

Dr. Henry Crossen World War II Scrapbooks, 1936-1946 (S0672)
4 cubic feet, 40 folders

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Dr. Crossen served on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine and compiled the scrapbooks during World War II. The scrapbooks provide a view of the war as it was seen during the period. Topics of interest include the Battle of Britain, Japanese-American internment camps, and the Battle of Midway.

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Wallace K. Daetwyler Papers, 1942-1945 (C3998)
0.4 cubic feet

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The World War II correspondence of Wallace "Wally" Daetwyler of Lamar, Missouri, to his wife, Ruth A. Daetwyler.

Dean W. Davis Papers, 1943-1944 (R1401)
0.25 cubic foot (3 folders, 8 photographs)

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The Dean W. Davis Papers contain the personal correspondence and photographs of Dean W. Davis during his service in World War II. Davis was a corporal in the 92nd Chemical Composite Company.

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Ed DeField, "Remembrance of World War II", 1996 (R0681)
(1 folder)

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The Ed DeField, "Remembrance of World War II" is a photocopy of a memoir of World War II by a native of Mississippi County, Missouri. DeField was a member of the 397th Antiaircraft Battalion. He served in Wales, Normandy, France, Belgium, and Germany, and in the Allied occupation force.

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William John Donath, Jr. Papers, no date (K0251)
0.08 c.f.

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Narrative histories of Donath's activities in the Underwater Demolition Team #7 during World War II. Also included are news articles about the Navy's demolition teams.

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Phil M. Donnelly Papers, 1944-1957 (C2151)
91.6 cubic feet, 10 volumes

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Papers relating to Donnelly's two terms as Democratic governor of Missouri.

Robert T. Donnelly Papers, 1924-1999 (C4246)
2 cubic feet (41 folders), 2 oversize items

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The Robert T. Donnelly papers document the life of Robert Donnelly, who served as an infantryman in World War II, and a Supreme Court Justice in Missouri for twenty years. The collection contains the letters, postcards, and newspapers he sent home during the war as well as numerous documents, newspapers, and letters from his Supreme Court days. The collection also features pictures and books about his regiment and Supreme Court Cases.

Herschel E. Dunham Papers, 1945-1946 (R1399)
0.03 cubic foot (3 folders, 25 negatives)

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The Herschel E. Dunham Papers contain photocopies of programs from Japan and the Philippines as well as copies of photographs Herschel Dunham took while serving in the Pacific during World War II.

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Earl Powers Photographs, 1942-1965 (P1041)
3.6 linear feet

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Photographs by Earl Powers, a photographer and farmer who lived in Columbia, MO. Coverage includes people, events, and places in Columbia and Van Nuys, CA. Additional photographs cover Powers' Air Force service in the South Pacific during WWII.

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William R. Eddleman Papers, 1934-1988 (CG0022)
0.4 cubic feet

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Correspondence between family members of C.C. and Barbara Ann (Fulbright) Eddleman during World War II. Also includes documents relating to the death of William H. Eddleman as Japanese prisoner of war and a German prayer hymnal with genealogy information.

Guy M. Edgecomb, Jr. Collection, 1944-1945 (K0284)
0.16 c.f. (5 folders)

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World War II era regimental History of the 349th Infantry Regiment of which Edgecomb was a captain, and provides information on such things as training, battle, and supply use.

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Albert A. Eichhorn Papers, 1942-1946 (CA6508)
0.4 cubic feet

World War II letters of a serviceman from Cooper County, Missouri, to his parents and brother back home, 1942-1946. Eichhorn served in support roles in California, North Carolina, and New Jersey, as well as in the Azores. The collection includes a handful of newsletters created by APO #100, 1945.

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Edward G. Elliott Jr. Papers, 1943-1948 (C4398)
0.25 cubic feet (9 folders)

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Correspondence, maps, newsletters, military documents and photographs of a private in the U.S. Army who served with the 86th Infantry Division in Germany and the Philippines in World War II.

Emily E. Evans Papers, 1943-2000 (C4135)
0.5 cubic feet

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The Emily E. Evans Papers contain records collected from her time as a U.S. Army nurse during WWII, including newsletters and memoirs from her time serving abroad as well as her military records from 1943-1954. It also includes three scrapbooks containing miscellaneous military and 1940s ephemera, newspaper clippings, and photographs from her time spent in England, France and Switzerland. The scrapbooks were dismantled and put into folders in their original order.

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Hans Fantel Papers, c. 1925-2006 (C4003)
3.2 cubic feet, 5 video cassettes, 1 DVD, 565 MB of digital files

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Papers of Hans Fantel, a freelance writer who wrote about high fidelity and home electronics for a variety of publications including the New York Times. Contains his articles, correspondence, photographs, and an account of his escape from Nazi controlled Austria.

Gladys Finlayson Letters, 1926-1966 (K0486)
20 f

Letters written to Mariska Pugsley Marker from her childhood tutor, Finlayson, an Englishwoman residing in China.

W. Lyle Fitzgerald Papers, 1918-2003 (C3538)
2.6 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette

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Papers of a soldier who fought in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Papers include correspondence, photos, newspaper clippings, awards, announcements, maps, and miscellaneous materials.

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Alfred H. Fitzsimmons Papers, 1942-1945 (R1402)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Alfred H. Fitzsimmons Papers contain the personal correspondence of Al Fitzsimmons during his service in World War II. He served in Company D of the 533rd Quartermaster Service Battalion and the 306th Quartermaster Battalion.