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Arthur Smith, World War II Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0056
Scope and Contents The existing collection of Smith’s papers deals mainly with his years as a medical officer for the U.S. Navy (1944-1946). Correspondence, photographs, maps and official naval orders and documents detail Smith’s years of service in WWII. Of special interest are the detailed notes he inscribed on his photos and maps of the military base in Okinawa. His correspondence to family is detailed, providing excellent descriptions of military life and the business of a medical ship, its personnel, and...
Dates: 1944-1946

Chambers Family, Military Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0009
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of letters written by three men, probably brothers, in the United States military during World War II. Willis, Wayne, and Joseph Chambers wrote to their parents in Lancaster, Ohio. During the years these letters were written, only Joseph served overseas. He was sent to a coast artillery unit in the Hawaiian Islands. The other two men stayed in the continental United States.Most of the letters are short without a lot of narrative. From mid-1943 both...
Dates: 1942-1944, undated

Clair F. Bowman, World War II Military Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0025
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to the University of Nebraska.  Also included are various maps, photographs, and correspondence (mostly with family) while Bowman was fighting in WWI, WWII, and as a civilian.  The collection also includes several diaries which contain entries during his service in World Wars I and II.

Dates: 1917-1980

Elwood W. Camp, World War II Records

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0055
Scope and Contents

The materials include a handwritten diary, general, special and restricted military orders from Camp's ROTC service and as part of the U.S. Army. Camp's scrapbook includes correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings following World War II. One of Camp's ancestors served in the Civil War and the letters he wrote between 1862 and 1864 were transcribed and self-published by Andrew J. Morris in 1984.

Dates: 1934-1983

Erwin Goldenstein, WWII Military Correspondence

 File — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0376
Content Description

The correspondence is comprised of approximately 100 letters that were written by Goldenstein to his wife, Valda, in Burr, Nebraska. Many of them are v-mail copies.

Dates: 1943-1944

Erwin R. and Melba Dee Eastwood Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0116
Identifier: MSS-0116
Content Description The papers of Erwin R. and Melba Dee (nee Code) Eastwood document the life of this Agra, Oklahoma, couple during their dating or courtship and later marriage during World War II through their letters. The collection also includes a small number of unidentified photographs. At the end of the war, the letters continue as Erwin Eastwood worked away from the Eastwood's Oklahoma home. The letters in the collection are addressed to Melba Dee from her boyfriend and husband Erwin Eastwood, a Seabee...
Dates: 1941-1967

Great Plains Black History Museum Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-16
Identifier: GPBHM
Scope and Contents Archival material from the Great Plains Black History Museum (GPBHM) consists of over 200 document boxes of letters, photographs, clippings, artifacts, and other collection material. An archivist for the GPBHM inventoried the material and identified potential series for the collection, including Local Histories, Black Institutions, Family Papers, Rare Books, Musical Scores, Bertha Calloway’s Research Collection, Photographs, Artifacts, and Unknown or Miscellaneous documents. ...
Dates: 1906 - 1997

Joe H. Baker Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: UNO-0181
Scope and Contents The collection of Joe H. Baker documents his time as a University of Omaha student and president of the OU Alumni Association in 1950-1951. Included are yearbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, a pen given to Baker at the conclusion of his term of service to the Alumni Association, and his freshman beanie cap bearing his class year 1943. Of note in the scrapbooks are newsletters of the Alumni Association, news clippings, programs, and similar material. A wooden sign reading "Keep...
Dates: circa 1942-1951

Josef Josten, Czech Heritage Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0087
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the personal papers of Joseph Josten and includes correspondence, photographs, various subject files, news clippings, and newspapers. The materials relate mainly to Josten's work as a journalist during and after World War II.

Dates: 1913-1984

Joseph E. Carland, Military Records

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0321
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence and other materials sent to Ruth D. Carland prior to and after the death of her husband in World War II. Correspondence forms the largest part of the collection and is separated into letters from various offices of the War Department and from the Veterans' Association. Correspondence also includes burial information, benefits and claims information, and letters of condolence. Of interest is the telegram received reporting Pvt. Carland's death,...
Dates: 1941-2000; Majority of material found in 1945

Lois Logan Horn, WWII Military Records

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0031
Scope and Contents The Horn papers comprise interview transcripts, correspondence, photographs, military publications, and newspaper articles. The majority of the material is photocopies, with a few original letters, publications, and photographs from World War II that were gathered by Horn during the interview process. The majority of interviews took place in 1993 and 1994, with some taking place earlier. Lois Logan Horn acquired the material after she documented her own memories and interviewed her husband...
Dates: 1942-1994

MacDonald Family, Military Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0022
Scope and Contents There are two sections in the MacDonald correspondence, the first being Alice's letters to her family describing life in the Philippines (1903-1924, undated). The second section includes Kenneth and Margaret's letters to their family (1905-1967). In this second section, Kenneth writes about Alice's death and its aftermath. Also included in this section are letters written by both Kenneth and Margaret during their imprisonment during World War II and early retirement. Lastly, Margaret keeps...
Dates: 1903-1967

Mary Williamson Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0030
Scope and Contents The Mary E. Williamson Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Collection comprises the personal effects of Mary E. Williamson relating to her service as a Women Airforce Service Pilot during World War II (1943-1944). The collection includes photographs, awards, certificates, official documents, forms, correspondence, WASP class books (44-W-10 and 44-W-7), CD-ROMS of ceremonies, a commemorative medal, and needlecraft artwork depicting an aircraft with the phrase "I'd rather be flying."...
Dates: 1924-2012

Mildred Brodt Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0162
Content Description The papers of Mildred Brodt document her life from young adulthood in rural Nebraska, serving in the Women's Army Corps in Papua New Guinea during World War II, working as one of the first women civilians with the Occupational Forces in Tokyo, Japan, and her careers and life after returning to the United States. Robust correspondence is available from her time working abroad and in Washington, D.C. as well as with her future husband Warren Brodt. Mildred also traveled domestically and...
Dates: circa 1925-2022

Rudolf Kopecky, Czech Heritage Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0089
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Kopecky's personal papers and includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, subject files, and some newspaper clippings. The materials mainly relate to Kopecky's work as a political journalist after World War II. Almost all of the materials in the collection are in Czech. English translations are provided in quotations wherever possible.

Dates: 1939-1981

[Young Woman] Papers, 1942-1944

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0057
Identifier: MSS-0057
Content Description The collection was created by an unidentified young woman and includes her diary with entries from January-July 1942 and six letters from January-February 1944. The diary begins with a brief recap of 1941 and continues to document the author’s interest in securing a civil service position in Washington, D.C. during World War II, working in government positions (including doing indexing) and the Observer newspaper, listening to President Franklin Roosevelt on the radio, and other facets of...
Dates: 1942-1944