World War, 1939-1945--Sources
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Frankville U.S. Military Collection
Scope and Contents The Frankville US Military Collection documents Dr. Dominick Frankville's career in the military and academia. The majority of the collection contains historical research pertaining to Frankville’s master's thesis, as well as materials from military classes he taught at DePaul University. The collection also includes materials from his military assignments. The majority of documents focus on US military history and Soviet relations after WWII. Highlights of...
Herman F. Fritzenkotter Papers
Scope and Contents The Herman F. Fritzenkotter Papers primarily document Fritzenkotter’s military service during the Second World War. The collection includes scrapbooks composed of photographs, news clippings, and letters; service medals, including the Bronze Star; photographs of several of Fritzenkotter’s sculptures, and several military artifacts. As a soldier in the 8th Infantry Regiment, Fritzenkotter took part in numerous battles in both France and Germany, including the...
Hitler Memorabilia Collection
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of ephemera related to Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler. There are several periodicals and magazine clippings present, including two issues of Die Neue Weltbuhne and sections from the Munschner Illustrierte Presse from 1932-1933. Ephemera include: a poster entitled "Flugel Englands," produced in Germany and meant to mock the British Air Force; an invitation to Hitler's 49th birthday party; and about twenty postcards from Nazi Germany, mostly photographic portraits...
Dates: 1932-1977; Majority of material found in 1938-1940
Grattan H. McCafferty Papers
Scope and Contents McCafferty kept a diary in which he made near-daily entries from April 8, 1942, the day before the surrender of Bataan, until the Japanese surrender in 1945 and the liberation of prisoners of war. The collection includes 15 notebooks and notepads which document McCafferty’s life in Japanese prison camps. McCafferty wrote in a sloppy and cramped hand in order to make the diary indecipherable to the Japanese authorities, and also due to the scarcity of writing supplies (he often fits two lines...
Kramer J. Rohfleisch Papers
Scope and Contents This collection consists of research materials used by Kramer Rohfleisch in his work on the history of the Army Air Forces in World War II. The collection includes articles, pamphlets, clippings, training and field handbooks and manuals, ephemera, miscellaneous materials, and declassified commanders' reports, memos, and letters. Also included are Rohfleisch's personal training notes and curriculum from the Army Officer Candidate School.The largest part of the collection...
World War II German Manuscript Collection
Scope and Contents
These documents are most likely (though this has not been confirmed) copies of those given to the US Military after the War, and eventually issued in published form. There are some hand-written materials, and all maps are hand-drawn.
Francis M. Wulbern Papers
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, telegraph messages, classroom materials, official publications pertaining to administrative procedures, tactics, and equipment specifications, as well as photographs and certificates of Francis Wulbern. Of particular interest are the letters of General Altamirano of the Sandinistas and of the U.S. Commander of the Northern Area in Nicaragua in 1930. Also included are telegraph messages announcing the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the German and...