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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William E. Whitmore Collection, 1942-1945



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Whitmore, William E., 1918-1996
Title: Whitmore, William E., Collection
Dates: 1942-1945
Abstract: Correspondence, military documents, and photographs comprise the William E. Whitmore Collection, 1942-1945, chronicling his experiences as a soldier and mechanic stationed in Italy during World War II.
Accession No.: 2000-169; 2003-073
Extent: ca. 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English, German, and Italian.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, William Edward Whitmore, Sr. (1918-1996), worked as a refrigeration mechanic in San Francisco, California, where he lived with his wife Caroline. During World War II, Whitmore served as tank mechanic in the 752nd Tank Battalion. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign medal and the Good Conduct medal for his service.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, military documents, and photographs comprise the William E. Whitmore Collection, 1942-1945, chronicling his experiences as a soldier and mechanic stationed in Italy during World War II. Correspondence written in English, German, and Italian concerns Whitmore’s service in the war, while military documents consist of his certificate of honorable discharge from the army. Additionally, photographs taken in Italy depict the aftermath of Benito Mussolini’s execution.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 -- Death and burial.
Whitmore, William E., 1918-1996 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. 752nd Tank Battalion.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy.
Places
Italy -- Description and travel -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William E. Whitmore Collection, 1942-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3H161 Correspondence and military documents, 1942-1945
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3S2.2 Photographs

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