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.
Maynard Dale Allen Autobiography, 1963 (K1074)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
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.
AMERICA FIRST COMMITTEE, 1941 (C2547)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Paper of the St. Louis, MO, Chapter of America First Committee, published from July to October 1941. Originals at Stanford University.
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.
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.
Jean Schwarting Anderson Papers, 1944-1946 (C4024)
0.6 cubic feet (15 folders, 1 computer disc)
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)
1 cubic foot (33 folders, 140 photographs, 410 slides)
The Melvin E. Anglin Papers consist of letters, awards, photographs, and other memorabilia collected by Melvin E. Anglin during his career in the army and into retirement.
The Appelbaum Family Papers contain a scrapbook created by Marie C. Hamacher Appelbaum, documenting her son Lawrence T. Appelbaum's service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. The scrapbook consists of correspondence, photographs, greeting cards, and newspaper clippings Lawrence T. Appelbaum sent her from 1942 to 1946. Additionally, the collection includes World War II Marine Corps photographs and two genealogical books written by Marie Hamacher Appelbaum.
Arthur and Bull Family Papers, 1842-1996 (SP0061)
0.75 cubic foot (22 folders, 1 volume, 224 postcards, 17 photographs)
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.
Joseph Backlar Letters, 1944-1945 (C2011)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
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 (23 folders)
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 (724 folders, 2 volumes)
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 a delegate to the Missouri Constitutional Convention, 1943-1944, member of the State Reorganization Commission, 1953-1955, and involvement in other state, local, and professional organizations.
Edwin Bayer Branson Papers, 1892-1954 (C2404)
1.1 cubic feet
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.
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
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.
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.
Thomas R. Bruce, Jr. Papers, 1940-1945 (C4466)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
World War II correspondence of a soldier serving in Missouri's 128th Armored Field Artillery Battalion.
Burgoyne Family Papers, 1940s-2000s (CA6186)
18 cubic feet, 1 CD, 3 video cassettes, 29 audio discs, 9 oversize items
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
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.
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.
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.
Richard J. Chamier Papers, 1932-1974 (C4379)
1.8 cubic feet (74 folders)
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.
Victor E. Clark Collection, 1968-1969 (S0014)
0.01 cubic foot, 8 folders
The Victor E. Clark Collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting Clark's attempt in 1968-1969 to create a "Hitler Museum" of the former Nazi buildings and bunkers in Obersalzberg, Germany.
Photographs relating to Coale's service in WWII as a doctor and his family in Kansas City, KS.
Donald O. Cowgill Papers, 1940s-1980s (CA4791)
25.8 cubic feet
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
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.
Wallace K. Daetwyler Papers, 1942-1945 (C3998)
0.4 cubic feet (18 folders)
The papers contain the World War II correspondence of Wallace “Wally” Daetwyler of Lamar, Missouri, to his wife, Ruth A. Daetwyler. Wallace Daetwyler served as an information technician with the U.S. Army Medical Corps in the European Theatre from 1943 to1945.
C.D. Davis Jr. World War II Letters, 1945 (C4447)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Letters written by a soldier stationed in Camp Howze, Texas, and then in Germany to Anna Davis of Grandview, Missouri.
Dean W. Davis Papers, 1943-1944 (R1401)
0.25 cubic foot (3 folders, 8 photographs)
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.
Lee Essery Deering Papers, 1940s, 1981, 2002 (CA6658)
0.4 cubic feet, 4 oversize items
World War II letters, photographs, military papers, ration books, booklets, personal effects, purple heart, and miscellaneous material belonging to a soldier from Tarkio, Missouri, who died in France in 1944.
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.
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.
Phil M. Donnelly Papers, 1944-1957 (C2151)
91.6 cubic feet (8235 folders)
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
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)
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.
Eddleman Family Papers, 1934-1988 (CG0022)
0.4 cubic feet
The Eddleman Family Papers includes correspondence between Barbara and Christopher Eddleman and their four sons, William H., Harley, Riley Russell, Rodney J. during World War II. William H. Eddleman died as a prisoner of war in the Philippines in 1942. Included in this collection is correspondence from the War Department about his death benefits to his parents, William H. Breen, Jr. and his wife Enid Breen, and Abie Abraham, after the war. Abraham was with William when he died.
Guy M. Edgecomb, Jr. Collection, 1944-1945 (K0284)
0.16 c.f. (5 folders)
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.
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.
Edward G. Elliott Jr. Papers, 1943-1948 (C4398)
0.25 cubic feet (9 folders)
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
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.
Ex-POW Bulletin Collection, 1981-1996 (C4424)
2.0 cubic feet (35 folders)
Issues of the American Ex-Prisoners of War Ex-POW Bulletin, which include contributions from former WWII, Korea, and Vietnam POWs, updates on members, and reports on the organization's activities.
Hans Fantel Papers, c. 1925-2006 (C4003)
3.2 cubic feet (188 folders), 5 video cassettes, 1 DVD, 565 MB of digital files
The papers of Hans Fantel, a freelance writer, contain the articles he wrote for the New York Times and many other publications about high fidelity, home electronics, and music. Correspondence, photographs, and audiovisual materials make up the remainder of the collection.