Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Robert Wagner Collection of 36th Division Materials:

An Inventory of the Collection in the Manuscripts Collections at the Texas State Archives, [1922?], 1936-1938, 1940-1971, [1975?], bulk 1942-1945



Overview

Creator: Wagner, Robert L.
Title: Collection of 36th Division Materials
Dates: [1922?], 1936-1938, 1940-1971, [1975?]
Dates: bulk 1942-1945
Abstract: The materials in this collection include correspondence (letters, V-mail, telegrams, postcards, memoranda and greeting cards), diaries, journals and reminiscences, military records, journal and newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs, negatives, maps, ribbons, patches, money, audio tapes of interviews, an armband, a book, drawings, minutes, notes, sheet music, poems, congressional testimony, transcripts of interviews, press statements, speeches, reports, outlines, index cards, bibliographies, copies of published chapters and articles, and a design for a book jacket. The collection is the research material of Robert Wagner, historian and author of The Texas Army: A History of the 36th Division in the Italian Campaign, and date [1922?], 1936-1938, 1940-1971, [1975?], bulk 1942-1945. The bulk of the material is correspondence, clippings, printed material and military records, 1942 to 1945, created by and collected by 36th Division soldiers which Wagner gathered for his research.
Quantity: 7.75 cubic ft., 2 audio tapes, 90 maps in the Map Collection, and 80 photographs and 26 negatives in the Prints and Photographs Collection
Language English.

Biographical Sketch

Robert L. Wagner

Robert L. Wagner, a native Texan, was born in 1925. He attended graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, and studied with the historian Walter Prescott Webb. In 1954, he received his M.A. He lived in Austin, Texas and Nacogdoches, Texas, where he taught in the history department of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Wagner served as an aerial gunner with the American 8th Air Force in England during World War II. After the war, he served in the 36th Division National Guard from 1947 to 1949.

In 1963, Wagner began working on the book, The Texas Army: A History of the 36th Division in the Italian Campaign, which was published in 1972. As part of his research efforts, Wagner solicited wartime correspondence, photographs, maps, newspaper clippings, diaries and journals from former 36th Division soldiers throughout Texas and the United States. He solicited these materials through letters, announcements in the 36th Division Association Bulletin and other magazines and newspapers, and a speech at a 36th Division reunion. Dr. Dorman Winfrey, Director and State Librarian of the Texas State Library (now known as the Texas State Library and Archives Commission), assisted Wagner and arranged for the material to be donated to the Texas State Library.

36th Division

The 36th Division, also known as the "Texas Division" and the "T-Patchers," was organized at Camp Bowie (then in Fort Worth, Texas) on July 18, 1917 from National Guard units. The division served in France during World War I, remained for occupation duty, and then returned to Camp Bowie and was released from active duty on June 20, 1919.

On November 25, 1940, the 36th Division was once again called to active duty at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas. In 1941, the Division went to Louisiana for maneuvers, where they had mock battles with General Walter Kreuger's Third Army. In February 1942, they moved to Camp Blanding, Florida and prepared to go overseas. Orders changed, however, and instead of shipping out in the summer, the Division continued training in the Carolinas. The Division then spent the winter in Camp Edwards, Massachusetts, and, in April 1943, left for North Africa, where they were held in combat reserve.

The 36th Division finally saw action on September 9, 1943, when they landed at Paestum, Italy in the Gulf of Salerno. They were the first American combat unit to land in Europe. They spent the next 11 months fighting in the Italian campaign. After securing Salerno, the 36th Division moved forward to attack Altavilla and Hill 424. Heavy fighting ensued through September 14, and then, with reinforcements, Allied forces won, securing the Salerno plain.

From the Salerno plain, the 36th Division began a slow move toward Rome. Italian mountains and winter weather combined with German forces to make the advance to Rome slow and dangerous. In the months between November 1943 and the fall of Rome on June 5, 1944, the 36th Division saw some of the heaviest fighting in the Italian campaign. Significant engagements included San Pietro, Anzio and Velletri.

Not all 36th Division engagements were successful. One of the bloodiest and most heavily debated engagements was the attempt to cross the Rapido River January 20 and 21, 1944. Although most officers thought an attempt to cross the Rapido was doomed to fail, General Mark W. Clark ordered the crossing. The operation did fail, and the result was 2,128 casualties and the loss of the better part of the 141st and 143rd regiments. In 1946, the 36th Division Association requested an investigation into the Rapido River crossing and the role of General Clark. The United States House of Representatives' Committee on Military Affairs held a hearing and exonerated Clark, although they did acknowledge the heavy price in lives that the 36th Division paid.

On August 15, 1944, the 36th Division left Italy and landed on the beaches of Southern France. They fought their way northward in France, entered Germany and Austria, and served until the war ended in May of 1945. After six months as occupation troops, the 36th Division returned home.

After World War II, the 36th Division became part of the Texas National Guard. In 1968, the Division was deactivated. Today, its lineage and honors rest with the 36th Brigade of the 49th Armored Division of the United States Army.


Scope and Contents of the Records

The materials in this collection include correspondence (letters, V-mail, telegrams, postcards, memoranda and greeting cards), diaries, journals and reminiscences, military records, journal and newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs, negatives, maps, ribbons, patches, money, audio tapes of interviews, an armband, a book, drawings, minutes, notes, sheet music, poems, congressional testimony, transcripts of interviews, press statements, speeches, reports, outlines, index cards, bibliographies, copies of published chapters and articles, and a design for a book jacket. The collection is the research material of Robert Wagner, historian and author of The Texas Army: A History of the 36th Division in the Italian Campaign, and date [1922?], 1936-1938, 1940-1971, [1975?] (bulk 1942-1945). The bulk of the material is correspondence, clippings, printed material and military records, 1942 to 1945, created by and collected by 36th Division soldiers which Wagner gathered for his research. Much of the correspondence is in V-mail format. V-mail is a process where the U.S. Army microfilmed soldiers' letters, and mailed the microfilm rolls to distribution centers where they were enlarged to 4 x 5 inch prints and sent to the addressees through regular mail. Subjects discussed in the papers include camp and army life, military strategy and operations, family life in the United States, Prisoner of War experiences, the religious life of soldiers, and combat experiences. A great deal of information concerns the Rapido River Crossing, an operation that resulted in heavy losses and accusations of incompetent leadership against the commanding officer, Mark W. Clark. In addition to gathering original materials and remembrances from 36th Division soldiers, Wagner collected World War II photographs, maps and military records relating to the 36th Division's wartime activities. He also collected information from the 36th Division Association, the association for all who had served in the 36th Division at any time, and interviewed some of its World War II-era servicemen at the 1966 Association reunion. Wagner's notes, bibliographies and drafts of chapters document his research and writing process.

When the materials arrived, some were roughly organized by creator, but much of it was not organized in any discernible way. It appeared that an archivist had begun to organize the materials at some time in the past, but did not progress very far.

Letters were removed from envelopes and filed behind the envelopes in which they were contained, in keeping with the method Wagner used. Clippings were photocopied onto acid-free paper. Original maps were separated to the Historic Map Archive. Photographs and negatives were separated to the Prints and Photographs Collection.


 

Organization of the Records

The papers are organized in 2 series, the first one containing 49 sub-series:
Primary sources, [1922?], 1936-1938, 1940-1952, 1954-1955, 1957-1971 and [1975?], 7.23 cubic ft.
Wagner's research, 1947-1949, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1962-1970, 0.52 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Original 1/4 inch audio cassette of 1966 interviews is restricted for preservation purposes. A 1998 copy is available for listening.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Soldiers--Family relationships.
Soldiers--Religious life.
Soldiers' writings, American.
Prisoners of War--United States.
Prisoners of War--Germany.
Rapido River, Battle of the, 1944.
Anzio Beachhead, 1944.
Cassino (Italy), Battle of, 1944.
Salerno (Italy), Battle of, 1943.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns, Italy.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns, Africa, North.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns, France.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns, Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Casualties.
World War, 1939-1945--Chaplains.
World War, 1939-1945--Missing in Action.
World War, 1939-1945--Maps.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945--Photography.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German.
World War, 1939-1945--Sources.
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans.
History--Research.
Military historians--Texas.
Places:
United States - History - World War, 1939-1945.
Personal Names:
Wagner, Robert L.
Clark, Mark W.
Corporate Names:
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 36th.
United States. Army - Military life.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Clippings--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Diaries--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Journals (accounts) --Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Reminiscences--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Military records--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Photographs--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Negatives--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Maps--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Audiotapes--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Reports--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Minutes--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Interviews--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--[1922?], 1936-[1975?].
Notes--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--1947-1970.
Outlines--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--1947-1970.
Bibliographies--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--1947-1970.
Articles--Texas--World War, 1939-1945--1947-1970.
Functions:
Researching military history.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
36th Infantry Division Microfilm, 1941-1945, 102 reels
36th Division Association Papers, 1957-1966 and [19--], 13 ft., 2 in.
Robert P. Jones Collection, ½ in.
American Legion Collection, 10 in.
Charles M. Beacham Collection, 3 in.
Colonel Oran C. Stovall Collection, 1955-1965, 28 items
36th Infantry Division Publications, 1957, 1961, 8 items
Sibley Cooley, 36th Division Reunion Video, 2000 Sept. 9-13, 0.24 cubic ft.
The Citadel Archives, Charleston, South Carolina
Mark W. Clark Papers, 1916-1984, 200 linear ft.
Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas
Texas Military Forces Museum
Publications
The Texas Army: A History of the 36th Division in the Italian Campaign, by Wagner, Robert L.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Robert Wagner Collection of 36th Division Materials. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1973/121, 1987/137

These materials were donated to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Robert Wagner on April 3, 1973 and June 25, 1987.

Processing Information

Michele Ostrow, January 2000


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Primary sources, [1922?], 1936-1938, 1940-1952, 1954-1955, 1957-1971 and [1975?],
7.23 cubic ft.

The materials include correspondence (letters, V-mail, telegrams, postcards, memoranda and greeting cards), diaries, journals and reminiscences, military records, journal and newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs, negatives, maps, ribbons, patches, money, audio tapes of interviews, an armband, a book, drawings, minutes, notes, sheet music, poems, congressional testimony, transcripts of interviews, press statements, speeches, and reports. These materials are the primary sources collected and used by Robert Wagner, historian, in the writing of his book, The Texas Army: A History of the 36th Division in the Italian Campaign, and date [1922?], 1936-1938, 1940-1952, 1954-1955, 1957-1971 and [1975?]. The bulk of the material is correspondence, clippings, printed material and military records, 1942 to 1945, created by and collected by 36th Division soldiers which Wagner gathered for his research. Much of the correspondence is in V-mail format. V-mail is a process where the U.S. Army microfilmed soldiers' letters, and mailed the microfilm rolls to distribution centers where they were enlarged to 4 x 5 inch prints and sent to the addressees through regular mail. Subjects discussed in the papers include camp and army life, military strategy and operations, family life in the United States, Prisoner of War experiences, the religious life of soldiers, and combat experiences. A great deal of information concerns the Rapido River Crossing, an operation that resulted in heavy losses and accusations of incompetent leadership against the commanding officer, Mark W. Clark.
The materials were donated to Wagner by soldiers and their family members. Wagner then donated these materials to the Texas State Archives. The penciled comments and underlines found throughout the papers were made by Wagner during his research.
Organization
The materials are organized in 49 sub-series alphabetically by creator, with materials arranged by format within those sub-series, and then chronologically. After the 43 creator sub-series, there are 6 sub-series arranged by format of material.
Paul D. Adams, 1938, 1943-1948, 1969,
0.1 cubic ft.
Correspondence, drafts of citations, clippings, printed histories, a map and map overlays, a program, and a cartoon book, 1938, 1943-1948, 1969, are the papers of Paul D. Adams, who served as Colonel in command of the 143rd Regiment of the 36th Division from January 29, 1944 to January 1, 1945, at which time he was promoted to Brigadier General and transferred to the 45th Division. The bulk of the papers deals with Adams' post-war attempts to get Distinguished Unit Citation Awards for units of the 143rd Regimental Combat Team. The original map was transferred to the Historic Map Archive. See the folder entitled "Map, 1944" for a description.
Box
1973/121-1 Correspondence regarding citations, 1944-1948
[2 folders]
Publications, 1938, 1943-[1945?]
Map, 1944
Clippings, 1944
[photocopies]
Correspondence, March 7, 1969
E. Douglas Adkins, 1943-1945, 1964,
0.1 cubic ft.
The diary of E. Douglas Adkins, a non-commissioned officer of 'H' Company, 143rd Infantry Regiment, is an account of daily life in a German P.O.W. camp from the time he was taken prisoner by Germans on September 13, 1943, until his release in April 1945. Included in the bound diary are copies of letters he received from and sent home between 1943 and 1945, and his 1964 letter giving Wagner permission to use the diary.
Box
1987/137-1 "A P.O.W. Diary," 1943-1945, 1964
[bound copy]
Erna A. Alexander, 1942-1945,
0.4 cubic ft.
Letters, greeting cards, a postcard and a photograph, 1942-1945, are the papers of Corporal Erna A. Alexander, Company 'H', 143rd Infantry Regiment. Most of the letters are addressed to Myrtle Dodson, a school teacher in Texas, and trace the development of their romance. Other letters are to Alexander's mother, Mrs. W. E. Alexander of Hawkins, Texas. Alexander was a German P.O.W. from 1943 to 1945. The photograph was transferred to the Prints and Photographs Collection. See the folder entitled "Correspondence, October 19-24, 1942" for a description and photocopy of the image.
Box
1973/121-1 Correspondence:
October-December 1941
January-February 1942
March-May 1942
June 1942
July 3-9, 1942
July 14-22, 1942
July 25-29, 1942
August 4-9, 1942
August 11-14, 1942
August 17-20, 1942
August 21-29, 1942
August 31-September 14, 1942
September 15-28, 1942
October 2-13, 1942
October 19-24, 1942
October 25-November 19, 1942
November 23-25, 1942
Box
1973/121-2 November 30-December 4, 1942
December 6-14, 1942
December 16-25, 1942
December 27-29, 1942
January 3-19, 1943
January 21-February 7, 1943
February 9-21, 1943
February 28-March 15, 1943
April 14-June 1, 1943
June 6-July 18, 1943
July 23-August 22, 1943
August 23-October 17, 1943
November 6, 1943-November 26, 1944
January 27-May 14, 1945
Lee F. Allison, 1936, 1940-1945,
0.7 cubic ft.
Letters, V-mail, cartoons, postcards, clippings, poems, articles, a ribbon, and a deposit slip, 1936, 1940-1945, are the papers of Lee F. Allison, of Rocksprings, Texas, who entered the army as a non-commissioned officer and was quickly promoted to Captain in the 36th Quartermasters Corps of the 36th Division. Most of the letters are to his wife, Amy, and concern camp life, family finances, their marriage, and their son, who was born during Allison's tenure with the 36th Division. There are also some letters to Allison's mother, and letters from military officials to Allison or Amy regarding military business. The clippings, the bulk of which date from 1943 and 1944, seem to have been collected by either Allison's wife or mother and mostly relate to the war in Italy.
Box
1973/121-2 Correspondence:
1936, November 29, 1940-February 15, 1941
April 15-June 26, 1941
August 12-September 7, 1941
February 22-March 3, 1942
March 4-22, 1942
March 23-April 8, 1942
April 8-May 1, 1942
May 2-5, 1942
May 5-13, 1942
May 17-26, 1942
May 27-June 8, 1942
June 10-July 30, 1942
August 2-September 27, 1942
[1942?]
January 31-May 12, 1943
May 15-29, 1943
June 2-7, 1943
June 9-24, 1943
June 28-July 9, 1943
July 10-August 7, 1943
August 11-20, 1943
August 22-28, 1943
Box
1973/121-3 October 1-December 21, 1943
December 23-29, 1943
January 7-31, 1944
February 2-6, 1944
February 7-25, 1944
February 1944
March 4-25, 1944
March 25-30, 1944
April 1-14, 1944
April [15?]-19, 1944
April 24-30, 1944
May 4-18, 1944
June 2-19, 1944
June 20-July 10, 1944
July 11-24, 1944
August 5-October 10, 1944
October 11-November 2, 1944
November 3-20, 1944
November 21-December 1944
February 14-March 7, 1945
March 21-April 19, 1945
April 21-May 9, 1945, and [between 1941 and 1945]
Poems, articles and accounts, 1943-1944 and [between 1941 and 1945]
Ribbon [between 1941 and 1945]
Clippings
[photocopies]:
1940, 1942
1943
January 1944
February-March 1944
May-June 1944
July-October 1944
Box
1973/121-4 November 1944
December 1944 and [1944?]
1945
[Between 1941 and 1945]
Clifton N. ("Jack") Bellamy, [ca. 1968],
fractional
Reminiscences, circa 1968, typed and handwritten by Jack Bellamy, S-3 of the 111th Engineers, at Wagner's request, concern mine warfare and engineer support of combat.
Box
1973/121-4 Reminiscences, [ca. February 1968]
William E. ("Jiggs") Butler, 1940-1944, 1967,
0.1 cubic ft.
Letters, V-mail, clippings, and a printed program, 1940-1944, 1967, are the papers of William E. "Jiggs" Butler, Staff Sergeant of 'A' Company. Most of the papers are letters from Butler to his immediate family in Rusk, Texas, and to his relatives in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Box
1973/121-4 Correspondence:
1940-[1941?]
1942
January-May 1943
June-July 1943
August-September 1943
October 1943-March 1944
April-December 1944 and [1943 or 1944]
1967 Aug. 31
Raymond Casbeer, [1922?], 1943-1945,
fractional
A letter, one V-mail, clippings, editions of "T-Patch," a publication by the Special Service Section of the 36th Division, and German money, [1922?], 1943-1945, are the papers of Sergeant Raymond Casbeer, Service Company, 142nd Infantry. The 1945 letter, which is to his sister, Pearl Casbeer of Austin, Texas, describes Casbeer's reaction to Franklin D. Roosevelt's death.
Box
1973/121-4 Correspondence and memorabilia, [1922?], 1943-1945
Mark W. Clark, 1943, 1946, [1951?],
0.1 cubic ft.
Correspondence, clippings, a press statement and a report, 1943, 1946, [1951?], primarily deal with Mark W. Clark's part in the Rapido River crossing. Clark, Commanding General of the Fifth Army from spring 1943 through June 1944, oversaw the failed attempt to cross the Rapido River which was the subject of a 1946 Congressional investigation. These papers are copies from the Mark W. Clark Collection at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Box
1973/121-4 Correspondence:
1943
1946
Promotion, U.S. Senate Committee on Military Affairs, 1946 June 11
Press statement and draft report regarding Rapido River crossing, [1951?]
General F. von Senger U. Etterlin and Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes, 1952, 1955,
fractional
Transcripts of interviews, 1955, with General F. von Senger U. Etterlin, Commander of the 14th Panzer Corps, and Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes, formerly a Major General and II Corps Commander, relate to the Rapido River crossing. The interviews were conducted by Philip A. Crowl, Department of the Army. There are also copies of notes on a 1952 interview of General Keyes by S. [T.?] Mathews.
Box
1973/121-4 Interviews and notes, 1952, 1955
Marion B. Findlay, 1944-1945,
fractional
An entry log and one letter, 1944-1945, are the papers of Marion B. Findlay, Lieutenant, 132nd Field Artillery Battalion. The log, which includes both personal and military matters, contains brief entries about Findlay's daily life in the Army.
Box
1973/121-4 Entry log, January 24, 1944-February 26, 1945
Letter from George Lynch, 1945
Wes Garrison, [1944], 1967, [196-],
fractional
Letters and clippings, [1944], 1967, [196-], comprise the papers of Wes Garrison, probably an enlisted man, of the 36th Division. The letters to Wagner contain Garrison's reminiscences and stories of the war. Garrison also sent Wagner some letters and clippings dating from the war, including a letter written on an armband. This letter has faded and is almost completely illegible.
Box
1973/121-16 Correspondence, [1944]
Box
1973/121-4 Correspondence, 1967, [196-]
Lawrence D. Gilmer, 1943-1945,
fractional
V-mail, letters, postcards and clippings, 1943-1945, from Major Lawrence D. Gilmer, 155th Field Artillery, 36th Division, to his Aunt Katie Daffan of Ennis, Texas discuss army life, his impressions of Europe and news from home.
Box
1973/121-4 Correspondence:
April 18, 1943-December 20, 1944
January 12-July 3, 1945
Box
1973/121-5 Clippings, [photocopies] 1944-1945
Samuel S. Graham, 1942-1946,
0.1 cubic ft.
Copies of V-mail and letters, 1942-1946, from Lieutenant Colonel Samuel S. Graham, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 142nd Regiment, to his wife, Irma, and children in Huntsville, Texas, relate to Graham's day-to-day life in the army and family news.
Box
1973/121-5 Correspondence [copies]:
May 9, 1942-July 9, 1943
August 2, 1943-July 24, 1944
August 1944-September 9, 1945
September 7, 1945-May 14, 1946
John N. ("Pete") Green, 1943-1945,
0.2 cubic ft.
Copies of V-mail and letters, 1943-1945, from Lieutenant Colonel John N. ("Pete") Green, Commanding Officer, 132nd Field Artillery Battalion, to his wife, Helen, and daughters in Abilene, Texas describe Green's army life and discuss news from home. Wagner copied the correspondence and returned the originals.
Box
1973/121-5 Correspondence [copies]:
1943
January-July 1944
August-December 1944
1945
Major General Heinz Greiner, 1968-1969,
fractional
A published book of war reminiscences, a translation of the section dealing with Velletri, and a letter to Major General Fred L. Walker (in German and in translation), 1968-1969, are the papers of Major General Heinz Greiner of the German Army, who was Walker's foe at Rome.
Box
1973/121-5 Kampf um Rom Inferno Am Po, [book in German] 1968
Chapter entitled "Velletri Falls on May 31 and June, 1944, to a Daring Raid of the Enemy" and letter, [translated from German in 1969]
Armand Jones, 1943-1946, [ca. 1965],
0.4 cubic ft.
Letters, V-mail, postcards, money, photocopied clippings, patches from German uniforms, ribbons, drawings, printed material and copies of memoirs, 1943-1946, [ca. 1965], are the papers of Sergeant Armand Jones, Headquarters Battery, 155th Field Artillery Battalion. Most of the materials are letters Jones wrote to his mother, Mrs. Marie Gomez, of San Antonio, Texas. The 93 pages of memoirs are Jones' account of combat between September 9, 1943 and May 8, 1945.
Box
1973/121-5 Correspondence:
April 10-28, 1943
April 30-May 28, 1943
June 1-July 9, 1943
July 14-August 21, 1943
August 27-November 29, 1943
December 16-26, 1943
[1943?]
January 6-30, 1944
February 2-26, 1944
February 28-March 24, 1944
Box
1973/121-6 March 28-April 18, 1944
April 23-June 17, 1944
June 18-July 4, 1944
July 9-25, 1944
July 27-August 6, 1944
August 7-November 20, 1944
December 2-25, 1944
[1944?]
January 9-February 23, 1945
February 27-March 8, 1945
March 10-April 4, 1945
April 18-26, 1945
May 1-10, 1945
May 11-30, 1945
May 31-June 6, 1945
June 9-July 4, 1945
July 18, 1945
July 20-30, 1945
August 6-September 10, 1945
Memoirs, [ca. 1965]
[copy]
Clippings, 1944-1946
[photocopies]
Thomas Gilbert Jones, [not after 1966],
fractional
Reminiscences of Thomas Gilbert Jones, Master Sergeant, Operations Section, 111th Engineers, cover the period from Jones' enlistment to the occupation of Naples, Italy. The reminiscences, written before 1966, were given to Wagner by Colonel Oran C. Stovall in 1966, and include Stovall's comments about Jones.
Box
1973/121-6 Reminiscences, [not after 1966]
Daniel E. ("Muley") Junell, 1943-1945, [196-],
fractional
V-mail, letters, telegrams and a note, 1943-1945, [196-], are the papers of Daniel E. "Muley" Junell, Staff Sergeant, 111th Engineers. The letters, written to his mother in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and to his brother, Allen, who served in the war but returned to the States before Junell, primarily discuss news of home, camp life and impressions of the European countryside.
Box
1973/121-6 Correspondence:
September 16, 1943-June 28, 1944
July 19, 1944-February 1, 1945
February 7-May 18, 1945, [196-], and [between 1943 and 1945]
Clayton P. Kerr, 1942-1944,
0.2 cubic ft.
A copy of the journal, 1942-1944, kept by Colonel Clayton P. Kerr, Chief of Staff, includes statements made by officers, memoranda routed to officers by Kerr, remarks of division commanders, and copies of military correspondence and receipts, and is a detailed record of Kerr's military activities.
Box
1973/121-6 Journal
[copy]:
December 2, 1942-May 4, 1943
May 5-September 3, 1943 and September 21, 1943
Box
1973/121-7 September 3, 1943-February 2, 1944
Eugene, Clarence and Jesse Kettrick, 1943-1945,
fractional
Telegrams, correspondence, and clippings, 1943-1945, are the papers of enlisted men Eugene, Clarence and Jesse Kettrick, three brothers from Somerville, Texas. Many of the telegrams and letters are from the Army and Red Cross to Charles Kettrick, the father, and tell the fate of the three brothers: Jesse was wounded, and Eugene and Clarence were POWs. At the end of the war, all three returned home. Included is a letter from Senator Lyndon B. Johnson to the father expressing sympathy for Jesse Kettrick after he was wounded in battle. The letters were donated by Olga Thomas, sister of the three brothers (identification of the donor made by Thomas Gripp on June 26, 2005.)
Box
1973/121-7 Correspondence:
June 2-October 23, 1943
December 6, 1943-May 27, 1945
Clippings, 1943-1944
[photocopies]
Clyde W. Kitchens, 1943-1945, 1965,
fractional
V-mail, letters and telegrams, 1943-1945, from enlisted man Clyde W. Kitchens to his parents in Austin, Texas, and letters from military officials to Kitchens' parents tell of army life and a slight wound Kitchens received. Included is a 1965 letter from Mrs. Kitchens to Wagner donating the letters.
Box
1973/121-7 Correspondence:
April 2, 1943-November 4, 1944
November 23, 1944-May 7, 1945, 1965
Alfred J. Laughlin, 1943,
fractional
One 1943 letter from Captain Alfred J. Laughlin, S-3, 3rd Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment, to friends in Mexia, Texas discusses Laughlin's recuperation from seemingly severe battle wounds. Enclosed in the letter is a copy of Walter Stoneman's Chicago Daily Newsarticle which includes stories about Laughlin.
Box
1973/121-7 Correspondence, 1943 Dec. 2
George E. Lynch, 1943-1945, 1968-1969,
0.1 cubic ft.
Letters to Wagner, a copy of a history of the 142nd Infantry Regiment which is similar to a regular monthly regimental history, and a wartime photograph which was enclosed in a letter, 1943-1945, 1968-1969, are the papers of Lieutenant Colonel George E. Lynch, commanding officer of the 142nd Infantry Regiment. The photograph was transferred to the Prints and Photographs Collection. See the folder entitled "Correspondence and photograph, [ca. 1944], 1968-1969" for a description and photocopy of the image.
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1973/121-7 Correspondence and photograph, [ca. 1944], 1968-1969
"History - 142nd Infantry, 36th Division, September 3, 1943-May 8, 1945," volume 1 [copy]
[2 folders]
Chaplain Herbert E. MacCombie, 1940-1946, [1975?],
0.5 cubic ft.
Journals, memoirs, correspondence including letters to Wagner, memorandum slips, programs, personnel lists, blank military forms, records of burials, drawings, photographs, souvenirs, postcards, ration cards, invitations, tickets, brochures, maps, speeches, clippings, notes, outlines, orders and tags, 1940-1946, [1975?], are the papers of Herbert E. MacCombie, Chaplain of the 36th Division. MacCombie's papers provide information about the duties and activities of chaplains during the war, and the religious life of soldiers. The photographs were transferred to the Prints and Photographs Collection. See the folder entitled "Pictures and Photographs, 1941-1944" for descriptions and photocopies of the images. The maps were transferred to the Historic Map Archive. See the folder entitled "Maps, 1941, 1943-1944" for descriptions.
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1973/121-7 Daily journal:
April 19-June 26, 1943
June 27-October 26, 1943
October 27, 1943-January 25, 1944
Daily journal, Robert forward:
May 8-July 27, 1944
August 10-December 31, 1944
January-July 1945
Daily journal, Robert rear:
March-December, 1944
January-May, 1945
Memoirs, "Chaplains of the 36th Division," [1975?]
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1973/121-8 Recapitulation-Chaplain's activities, 1941, 1943-1945
Correspondence and report on Operation Avalanche, 1942-1945
Chief of Chaplains, circular letters:
1940, 1943
1944
Letters from Office of Corps Chaplain, undated
Chaplain's Office memo slips, 1944
Chaplain personnel, 1945
Roster of officers, 1943
Records of burials, 1943
Chapel list, 11A, Camp Edwards orders, 1942
Religious preferences of the 36th Infantry Division, November 24, 1942
Speeches, 1943, [194-]
School for Chaplains, May 11-22, 1942
Graves Registration School, notes, outline etc., 1943
Pictures and photographs, 1941-1944
Maps, 1941, 1943-1944
Programs, 1941-1946
Souvenirs, 1943-1945 and [between 1941 and 1945]
Clippings, 1943-1945
[photocopies]
Savino Manella, 1944,
fractional
A January 22, 1944 statement by Private Savino Manella, Medical Detail, Company A, 141st Infantry, concerns the crossing of the Rapido River the previous day.
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1973/121-8 Statement, 1944 Jan. 22
[copy]
William H. Martin, [1943 or 1944],
fractional
One black and white negative, taken in 1943 or 1944, of Colonel William H. Martin, Commanding Officer, 143rd Infantry Regiment was used as an illustration in The Texas Army. The negative was transferred to the Prints and Photographs Collection. See the folder entitled "Photographic negative, [1943 or 1944]" for a description of the image.
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1973/121-8 Photographic negative, [1943 or 1944]
Charles H. Owens, [between 1941 and 1945], 1944-1945, 1968,
0.6 cubic ft.
Military documents, clippings, a program and correspondence, [between 1941 and 1945], 1944-1945, 1968, are the papers of Charles H. Owens, Colonel, 141st Infantry Regiment. Most of the materials are military documents such as patrol reports, reports of operations by month, and operations instructions with corresponding hand-drawn map overlays on tracing vellum, all of which are detailed accounts of the movements of the 141st Infantry from 1944 to 1945.
These papers, arranged chronologically as Owens had them, were removed from the cardboard covers in which he kept them. Each cover is filed in front of the material which it contained. Oversized map overlays were flattened and separated to oversize boxes 1973/121-16 and 1973/121-17.
Box
1973/121-8 Military documents:
"Operations in France," December 1944
November-December 1944
[12 folders]
Box
1973/121-9 January-February 1945
[10 folders]
March-May 1945
[6 folders]
March 1945
April 1945
May 1945
June-July and September 1945
October 1945
[Between 1941 and 1945]
Clippings [photocopies] and pamphlet, [1944?], 1945
Correspondence, 1968
John Bob Parks, [not before 1945],
fractional
Reminiscences of John Bob Parks of Spencer, Louisiana, Corporal, 111th Engineer Combat Battalion, written some time after 1945, describe building the road over Mount Artemisio, Italy. He operated the lead bulldozer.
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1973/121-10 Reminiscences, "The Road that Could not be Built," [not before 1945]
Earl Patrick Powers, 1949,
0.2 cubic ft.
Diary, 1949, of Earl Patrick Powers, Lieutenant, 111th Engineer Combat Battalion, records his return to the battle sites in Italy, France and Germany. During this trip, he kept this diary which related his reminiscences and included sketched maps. Oran C. Stovall had the diary and gave it to Wagner in 1964.
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1973/121-10 Diary, "Journey into the Past":
Loose copy
[3 folders]
Bound copy
Andrew F. Price, [1943?]-1944 and [not before 1945],
fractional
Personal and military records, reminiscences and a negative, [1943?]-1944 and [not before 1945], are the papers of Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Price, Executive Officer, 141st Infantry Regiment, who was wounded at Cassino in 1944. The military records include maps and casualty lists. The negative was transferred to the Prints and Photographs Collection. See the folder entitled "Photographic negative, [1943 or 1944]" for a description of the image.
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1973/121-10 Military records, G-3 journal and file, January-March 1944
[copy]
Personal records, 1944
[copy]
Reminiscences, "Personal Account of Service with the 36th Division," [not before 1945]
[copy]
Photographic negative, [1943 or 1944]
Van W. Pyland, [1943?],
fractional
A personal report, [1943?], by Lieutenant Colonel Van W. Pyland concerns the activities of the 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion at Salerno. It was given to Wagner by Major General Fred L. Walker.
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1973/121-10 Statement regarding Salerno, [1943?]
[copy]
Harold R. ("Hal") Reese, 1944, 1967,
fractional
Reminiscences of Lieutenant Colonel Hal Reese, Inspector General of the 36th Division, 1944, 1967, were written a few months after the February 1944 truce which allowed Americans and Germans to recover their dead from Mount Castellone. Shortly after writing his reminiscences, Reese was killed at Velletri. Oran C. Stovall gave Wagner the reminiscences in 1967.
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1973/121-10 Reminiscences, "Intermission at Cassino," 1944, 1967
[original and copy]
Thaddeus Judd Sessions, 1940-1943,
fractional
The diary of Captain Thaddeus Judd Sessions of the 111th Engineer Battalion, 1940-1943, documents his activities from the day he went into the Army in Texas through the first half of the war. He stopped keeping his diary due to time constraints and stringent censorship rules. Oran C. Stovall gave this diary to Wagner.
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1973/121-10 Diary, October 12, 1940-winter 1943
[copy]
Joseph J. Schiefen, 1943-1945,
0.1 cubic ft.
Letters, V-mail, postcards, a telegram, a receipt, a certificate, a permit to operate a vehicle and a liberty pass, 1943-1945, are the papers of Private Joseph J. Schiefen, `L' Company, 142nd Infantry. Most of the materials are V-mail from Schiefen to his mother and siblings in Elmira, New York. Also included are letters to his mother from Senator Jason S. Mead, and letters to Schiefen from the Red Cross and from Mrs. Maude Harrison asking for details about the death of her son who served with him.
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1973/121-10 Correspondence:
March 18, 1943-January 20, 1944
February 29-May 30, 1944
June 6-October 24, 1944
October 29, 1944-June 6, 1945
June 11-November 1, 1945 and [between 1943 and 1945]
Brigadier General Robert I. Stack, 1969,
fractional
Biographical information of Brigadier General Robert I. Stack, 1969, was sent to Wagner by Stack in 1969. Stack came to the 36th Division in February 1944, serving first as Assistant Division Commander, and then as Division Commander.
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1973/121-11 Biographical information, 1969 Sept. 30
Oran C. Stovall, 1943-1946, 1961, 1970 and [not before 1943],
fractional
Correspondence, reports, reminiscences, maps, photographs and negatives, 1943-1946, 1961, 1970 and [not before 1943], are the papers of Oran C. Stovall, Major and Commanding Officer of the 111th Engineers and, later, Lieutenant Colonel. Stovall assisted Wagner with his research by donating his and other soldiers' materials and by contacting other soldiers on Wagner's behalf. Maps were transferred to the Historic Map Archive and photographs and negatives were transferred to the Prints and Photographs Collection. For descriptions of maps, and descriptions and photocopies of images, see the folders entitled "Maps, 1943-1944, 1961" and "Photographs, [not before 1943]."
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1973/121-11 Correspondence, 1944, 1961, 1970
Military reports, 1944
"Engineer Functions in Crossing of Rapido River," 1944 June 24
[copy]
Reminiscences, "The Road to Rome," [196-]
[copy]
36th Division Association, 1946
Photographs, [not before 1943]
Maps, 1943-1944, 1961
Albert C. Suessmuth, 1943-1944,
fractional
V-mail and letters, 1943-1944, from Captain Albert C. Suessmuth, Service Company, 143rd Infantry, are to his wife and son in Houston.
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1973/121-11 Correspondence, July 13, 1943-Christmas 1944
Hulen T. ("Bo") and [Cleve?] Tackett, 1942-1944, and [between 1941 and 1945],
fractional
Letters, postcards and V-mail, 1942-1944 and [between 1941 and 1945], written by Private Hulen T. "Bo" Tackett, Company B, 143rd Infantry, are to his mother in Mexia, Texas. Some of this correspondence describes Tackett's recuperation from wounds. Also included are Wagner's notes, a clipping and two wartime V-mail letters from Bo's brother, Private [Cleve?] Tackett, to his mother from his post with the 32nd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron. This Squadron was not part of the 36th Division.
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1973/121-11 Bo Tackett's correspondence:
1942
1943
1944 and [between 1941 and 1945]
[Cleve?] Tackett's correspondence, February 24 and 26, [between 1941 and 1945]
Major General Fred L. Walker, 1943-1945, 1947, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1966-1969,
0.2 cubic ft.
Copies of part of his diary, articles, correspondence with Wagner, comments on the Lightening Report (a report of action in Italy from the viewpoint of the German army), and remarks made by Senator James E. Taylor on the occasion of the presentation of Walker's portrait to the Senate, 1943-1945, 1947, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1966-1969, are the papers of Major General Fred L. Walker, Commander of the 36th Division from September 1941 to July 1944. Walker assisted Wagner with his research and commented on his drafts.
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1973/121-11 Diary, partial, 1943-1944
[copy]
"Comments on the Rapido River Crossing," 1960
[copy]:
Article
Appendix A
Appendix B
"My Story of the Rapido Crossing," 1962
[typescript and copy]
Comments on "The Battle of Cassino," 1957
[copy]
Correspondence:
1966
1967
1968
1969
Excerpts from "Lightening Report," 1947
Biographical information, 1969
[copy]
"Foreword," by Earle G. Wheeler, 1969
[copy]
Acceptance remarks by Senator James E. Taylor, 1945
[copy]
Richard J. Werner, [1941 or 1942],
fractional
Two photographic prints and one negative from 1941 or 1942 show Colonel Richard J. Werner, Commanding Officer, 141st Regiment, at Camp Edwards in Massachusetts, and when he was Lieutenant Colonel, G-3, 36th Division. The Photographs were transferred to the Prints and Photographs Collection. See the folder entitled "Photographs, [1941 or 1942]" for photocopies of images.
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1973/121-11 Photographs, [1941 or 1942]
Charles J. Wilcox, [1942?]-1945,
0.1 cubic ft.
Letters, V-mail, and photocopied clippings, [1942?]-1945, are the papers of Staff Sergeant Charles J. Wilcox, Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division. The correspondence is to his parents in Oklahoma and to the Clemens in Boulder, Colorado. The Clemens were probably his in-laws.
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1973/121-11 Correspondence:
[1942?], April-June 1943
July-August 1943
September-November 12, 1943
November 16-29, 1943
December 1943, April-May 1944 and [1943 or 1944]
Clippings, [between 1943 and 1945]
[photocopies]
Alden W. ("Sticky") Williams, 1943-1945, 1968,
0.3 cubic ft.
Letters, telegrams, V-mail, clippings, reminiscences, postcards, and a photograph, 1943-1945, 1968, are the papers of Alden W. "Sticky" Williams, Sergeant in the 111th Engineers. Most of the correspondence is from Williams to his mother, Mrs. W. W. Williams (after remarrying, known as Mrs. Estelle Kennedy) of Bowie, Texas. One letter is from Williams' brother, who was attached to the American embassy in Ankara, Turkey, to his mother. Williams' reminiscences detail events at Velletri, Italy.
The photograph was transferred to the Prints and Photographs Collection. See the folder entitled "Correspondence, October 1944" for a description and photocopy of the image. The correspondence is arranged chronologically, except for two letters which were marked "unused" by Wagner and thus put in a separate folder.
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1973/121-11 Correspondence:
April-May 1943
June-July 1943
August 1943
September 1943
October 3-19, 1943
October 21-November 7, 1943
November 11-28, 1943
December 1943
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1973/121-12 January 1-14, 1944
January 19-26, 1944
February 5-15, 1944
February 16-29, 1944
March 2-10, 1944
March 11-19, 1944
March 21-29, 1944
April 1944
May 1944
June 1944
July 4-14, 1944
July 17-30, 1944
August 1944
September 1944
October 1944
November 1944
December 4-8, 1944
December 15-27, 1944
January 3-23, 1945
January 27-February 9, 1945
February 13-March 10, 1945
March 13-26, 1945
March 28-April 15, 1945
May 1945
June 5-19, 1945
June 25-July 23, 1945
[Between 1942 and 1945]
Unused, 1944
Reminiscences, 1968
William G. Yates, 1967,
fractional
Reminiscences and correspondence, 1967, by Captain William G. Yates, 'I' Company, 143rd Regiment, describe landing at Salerno, and battles at Altavilla and Hill 424 in Italy. Yates sent Wagner the 8 handwritten pages of reminiscences in 1967.
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1973/121-12 Correspondence and reminiscences, 1967 July 5
Military records, 1943-1944, 1946, 1968 and [194-],
0.2 cubic ft.
Operations reports which include casualty rosters, military investigation reports, a company roster, a military history and a report from a hearing, 1943-1944, 1946, 1968 and [194-], were collected by Robert Wagner in the course of his research. These records provide information about the movements of the 36th Division and specific battles fought in Italy. Also included is the report and testimony from the 1946 Congressional hearing investigating the Rapido River crossing.
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1973/121-12 Operations in Italy [copies]:
November 1943
December 1943
January 1944
February 1944
Operations Avalanche
[copies]:
1943
Supplement, 1943
Report by John W. O'Daniel, 1943
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1973/121-13 Capture of Velletri and the Colle Lazialle, 1944
Army investigation of 142nd and 143rd Infantry on September 13 near Altavilla, 1943
[copies]
Company H roster, 1943
[copies]
Second Chemical Mortar Battalion history, December 1943, 1968
[copy]
1973/121-13 Rapido River Crossing, hearings before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, February 20 and March 18, 1946
[copy]
Maps, 1936-1938, 1941, 1943-1944, 1948-1951, 1954-1955, 1958, 1962-1963, 1965-1967 [194-] and [19--],
fractional and 90 original maps transferred to Historic Map Archive
Maps of Italy, France, Germany, Asia, South America and the United States, 1936-1938, 1941, 1943-1944, 1948-1951, 1954-1955, 1958, 1962-1963, 1965-1967, [194-] and [19--], were used by soldiers during World War II, or used after the war for research purposes. Many of the World War II maps are operations maps annotated by soldiers and used with overlays. The 90 original maps were transferred to the Historic Map Archive of the Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Copies of maps and overlays were not transferred. For more detailed descriptions of the original maps, see the inventory of the Historic Map Archive in the reading room and on the web site of the Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission at http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/lobby/maps/index.html. Related maps from the 36th Division Association Collection are in the Historic Map Archive (maps 2234 through 2273).
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1973/121-13 Italy:
36th Division, [194-]
[microfilm copies]
1941, 1943-1944, 1948-1949, 1954-1955, 1958, 1962-1963, 1965-1967 and [19--]
France, 1936-1938, 1943-1944 and [19--]
Germany, 1944 and [19--]
Other, [194-], 1950-1951
Map overlays, 1944
Photographs, 1943-1945, 1947, 1951, 1960, 1970-1971 and [not before 1941],
32 prints and 20 negatives transferred to Prints and Photographs Collection
Black and white and color photographic negatives and prints, 1943-1945, 1947, 1960, 1970-1971 and [not before 1941], depict 36th Division officers, enlisted men, war scenes and military life. Most of the photographs are scenes from France and Italy during World War II. Many of these are prints Wagner ordered from the Department of the Army. Some of the photographs were used as illustrations in The Texas Army. These negatives and prints were transferred to the Prints and Photographs Collection. See folders for descriptions and photocopies of images.
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1973/121-13 1943-1944, 1947, 1951, 1960, 1970-1971 and [not before 1941]
After invasion of Southern France, [1944 or 1945]
Interviews, 1966,
2 audio tapes
At the 36th Division reunion in 1966, Robert Wagner conducted taped interviews with the following former 36th Division soldiers: John N. "Pete" Green; Remus L. Jones; William H. Wilbur; William H. Martin; Riley M. Tidwell; and Fred L. Walker.
The original ¼ inch tape is restricted for preservation purposes. A cassette listening copy was made in 1998. There are no transcripts of the interviews.
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Audio-cassette Box 1 Interviews, 1966:
1/4 inch audio tape [restricted]
Cassette tape [listening copy]
36th Division Association, [ca. 1945], 1961-1969,
0.1 cubic ft.
Correspondence, trip planning material, reunion program, notes, minutes, photocopied clippings, sheet music, and "The T-Patcher" and "T-Patch Tales," both publications of the Association, [ca. 1945], 1961-1969, are the papers of the 36th Division Association, the voluntary organization open to former members of the 36th Division. Some of the material relates to Armand Jones' organization of a 1963 Association trip to Europe.
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1973/121-13 Records, 1961-1966
"The T-Patcher," 1966-1969
"The Eyes of the World are on You, 36th," music, [copy] [ca. 1945]
Printed material, [1945], 1959,
fractional
"The Story of the 36th Infantry Division," a pamphlet published overseas probably in 1945, and "The Last Will and Testament of Captain Henry T. Waskow," published by the Temple Daily Telegram in 1959, are printed materials gathered by Wagner during his research.
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1973/121-13 Printed material, [1945], 1959
Miscellaneous, [19--],
fractional
An unidentified letter fragment, [19--], written in Dallas, Texas.
Box
1973/121-13 Unidentified letter fragment, [19--]



 

Wagner's research, 1947-1949, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1962-1970,
0.52 cubic ft.

Correspondence, outlines, notes, index cards, bibliographies, copies of published chapters and articles, photocopied clippings, and a design for a book jacket, 1947-1949, 1953, 1956, 1958 and 1962-1970, document Robert Wagner's research and writing of The Texas Army: A History of the 36th Division in the Italian Campaign. Most of these materials are letters Wagner wrote to and received from soldiers and their family members in his attempt to track down primary source materials for his research. There is also correspondence with librarians and archivists around the country who assisted Wagner with research requests. Drafts of chapters and notes document Wagner's research and writing process.
Arrangement
The materials are arranged by format and then chronologically, with the most abundant material listed first.
Letters having to do with the research and writing of The Texas Army:
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1973/121-13 September-October 1963
November-December 1963
February 1964
March 1964
April-June 1964
August-September 1964, 1964
1965-1966
May-July 7, 1967
July 25, 1967
July 31-November 27, 1967
January-May 1968
June-October 1968
1969-1970 and [196-]
Outlines and notes for book research, [196-], 1964, 1968
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1973/121-15 Index card notes for book research, [196-]
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1973/121-14 Bibliographies for book research, 1962-1965 and [19--]
Secondary sources [copies]:
"Cutting the Winter Line,""The Hyeres Landings" and "The Long March East," chapters 5, 10 and 11 of The First Special Service Force: A War History of the North Americans, 1942-1944 by Lieutenant Col. Robert D. Burhans, 1947
"Mud, Muddling and Makeshift," chapter 16 of From the Ashes of Disgrace by Admiral Franco Maugeri, edited by Victor Rosen, 1948
"Cassino," chapter 26 of Infantry Brigadier by Major-General Sir Howard Kippenberger, 1949
"La Prise du Belvedere et la Premiere Bataille de Cassino," chapter 11 of Cassino by Jacques Mordal, [in French] 1953
Pages 33-41 from Grand Strategy, Volume 5, August 1943-September 1944 by John Ehrman, 1956
"Counter-thrust of the 16th Panzer Division," from History of the 16th Panzer Division, 1939-1945 by Wolfgang Werthen, 1958
[typed translation and copy in German]
"The First Cassino Battle," chapter 8 of Monte Cassino by Rudolf Boehmler, 1964
"Salerno, D-Plus 4" by Charles E. Kelley from Heroes of the Army by Bruce Jacobs, [1966]
Clippings regarding book research, 1964 and [196-]
[photocopies]
Design for book jacket, 1970