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Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the World War II Soldiers' Collections, [ca. 1900-1986].



Descriptive Summary

Creator World War II Soldiers’ Collections
Title World War II Soldiers’ Collections
Dates: [ca. 1900-1986]
Abstract: Letters, diaries, military records, newspaper clippings and ephemera comprise the World War II Soldiers’ Collections, [ca. 1900-1986], documenting the experiences and views of approximately fifty American soldiers who served during the Second World War.
Accession No.: 2004-072; 2009-290; 2011-118
OCLC No.:
Extent 13 ft., 7 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Letters, diaries, military records, newspaper clippings and ephemera comprise the World War II Soldiers’ Collections, [ca. 1900-1986], documenting the experiences and views of approximately fifty American soldiers who served during the Second World War. The collections include writings by eighteen members of the United States Army Infantry, fourteen members of the United States Army Air Corps, three in clerical divisions, two in the United States Army Signal Corps and others who served with military bands, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Women’s Army Corps. Seventeen of the soldiers served within the United States, ten served in the European Theater, eight in the Mediterranean Theater and others in various parts of the world. Major themes include loneliness and longing, frustration with military bureaucracy, desire for promotion, the rigors of service, food, and events of daily life. Each soldier’s papers form a separate series within the general collection.

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged alphabetically into 35 series:
  • I. LEONARD A. CAMPBELL PAPERS, 1943-1944 (2 in.)
  • II. SERGEANT E. RAY CARSON PAPERS, 1941-1943 (9 in.)
  • III. MAJOR WILLIAM B. COLGAN PAPERS, 1942-1945 (4 in.)
  • IV. LIEUTENNANT FRANK CUTTER PAPERS, 1942-1944 (4 in.)
  • V. PRIVATE PETER G. FAZIO JUNIOR PAPERS, 1942-1945 (16 in.)
  • VI. FIRST LIEUTENANT HERBERT FINE PAPERS, 1944-1945 (16 in.)
  • VII. CORPORAL PAUL GITTEMY PAPERS, 1943 (3 in.)
  • VIII. PRIVATE ANTHONY GONNELLA PAPERS, 1942-1943 (2 in.)
  • IX. PRIVATE CLARENCE GRACE PAPERS, 1932-1945 (17 in.)
  • X. SERGEANT HARLEY N. GROSSMAN AND PRIVATE WILLIAM KOUGH PAPERS, 1941-1945 (5 in.)
  • XI. PRIVATE LESLIE HAAS PAPERS, 1943-1955 (18 in.)
  • XII. SERGEANT FRANCIS J. HEALY PAPERS, 1943-1944 (9 in.)
  • XIII. LIEUTENNANT JOHN JACOBSON PAPERS, 1942-1944 (7 in.)
  • XIV. REVEREND JOHN ELIAS JONES PAPERS, 1942-1945 (1/2 in.)
  • XV. SERGENT WARREN KINNEY PAPERS, 1943-1950 (10 in.)
  • XVI. SERGEANT ALBERT LAMB PAPERS, 1946 (1/2 in.)
  • XVII. AGNES LEGAT PAPERS, 1940-1943 (13 in.)
  • XVIII. SEAMAN (SECOND CLASS) CHARLES PICKERING PAPERS, 1943-1944 (1 in.)
  • XIX. PRIVATE DAVID RAGGIO PAPERS, 1943-1945 (5 in.)
  • XX. HERBERT R. RICH PAPERS, 1943-1945 (1/2 in.)
  • XXI. SERGENT ENOCH M. ROBBINS PAPERS, 1942-1944 (6 in.)
  • XXII. SERGENT JACK ROBBINS PAPERS, 1943-1945 (1/2 in.)
  • XXIII. SERGENT WILLIAM ROBINSON PAPERS, 1944 (3 in.)
  • XXIV. MAJOR F.E. SCHROECK PAPERS, 1943-1944 (1 in.)
  • XXV. ERNEST SWARTZ PAPERS, 1942-1943 (1 in.)
  • XXVI. STAFF SERGEANT HOWARD G. TALLMAN PAPERS, 1936-1945 (15 in.)
  • XXVII. PRIVATE SEYMOUR TAUBIN PAPERS, 1942-1943 (4 in.)
  • XXVIII. PRIVATE HELEN L. TAYLOR PAPERS, 1945-1946 (1 in.)
  • XXIX. FIRST LIEUTENANT JACOB R. WORST PAPERS, 1941-1945 (2 in.)
  • XXX. PRIVATE CLIVE L. WRIGHT PAPERS, 1944-1946 (8 in.)
  • XXXI. ESKRIDGE (CHARLES JEFFERSON, JR.) COLLECTION (2 in.)
  • XXXII. [UNKNOWN] BOMBER CREW OFFICER DIARY, 1941-1943 (1/2 in.)
  • XXXIII. [UNKNOWN] MEDICAL OFFICER DIARY, 1943 (1/2 in.)
  • XXXIV. [UNKNOWN] NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER DIARY, 1944-1945 (1/2 in.)
  • XXXV. Miscellaneous items

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Index Terms

Subjects
World War II Soldiers, 1941-1945 -- Archives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women.
Soldiers’ writings, American.
Soldiers -- United States.
Soldiers -- Religious life.

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Administrative Information

Cite as

World War II Soldiers’ Collections, [ca. 1900-1986], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 2004, 2009.

Subsequent revisions were made by Evan Usler, April 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

For inventory, see complete finding aid at the Briscoe Center.

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