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American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0018
Scope and Contents The American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection contains oral history interviews of Native Americans in Omaha, Nebraska as well as interviews collected as part of a program called the Oral History Collection of the Omaha Folklore Project. The interviews cover the cultures and personal histories of interviewees in the U.S. as well as leaving Europe in the first half of the 20th Century. Topics of discussion include life in Omaha, World War I, the Great...
Dates: circa 1970-1980

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

Bernard Bailey, World War II Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0053
Scope and Contents The 348th AirCorDet was a College Training Detachment of the Army Air Forces. While receiving training at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, the 348th were occupants of the 3rd floor of Love Library. Bernard E Bailey, an occupant of Love Library, personally handled all regulation requirements of the 348th AirCorDet.
Dates: 1943-1944

Betty Owen, Rainbow Division Veterans Association (RDVA), Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0444
Content Description Contains World War II widow Betty Owen’s collected materials of living and deceased World War II widows from the Rainbow Division Veterans Association. Materials include directories, memorial files, lists of birth and death dates, obituaries, correspondence, and other biographical materials.
Dates: 1997-2015

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 — Box: 001
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

Clifford D. Kantz Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-16
Identifier: UNO-0174
Scope and Contents The Clifford D. Kantz papers are composed of the retired U.S. Air Force Major's remininsces and copies of documents related to his U.S. Air Force career and life beginning in World War II and continuing into civilian life.
Dates: circa 1944-2012

D. Hanley Tyner, World War II Artifacts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0099
Scope and Contents This collection contains 12 Nazi posters(WWII), nazi flag, 3 sucusacas[sp.?], run of "The Stars and Stripes(1945), photo album (WWII Germany)

Also includes two leather cases with canteens inside and a fur covered knapsack.
Dates: 1939-1945

D. Stanley Tyner, World War II Posters & Artifacts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0127
Scope and Contents This collection contains 12 Nazi posters(WWII), a Nazi flag, 3 sucusacas[sp.?], a run of "The Stars and Stripes (1945), and a photo album from Germany during WWII.
Dates: 1939-1945

E.F. Schramm, State Museum Director Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-32-01-03
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection relate primarily to Schramm's career in economic geology, his business investments, and his activities as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, which relates to oil and mining in the United States and Latin America. Letters from Schramm's former students contain information on their work in the oil and mining industries as well as military service and personal lives. Also included are...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1914-1962

Elwood W. Camp, World War II Records

 Collection
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
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 in...
Dates: 1941-1967

Frederick J. Karlson, Military Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0304
Scope and Contents All of the correspondence is filed chronologically, with letters that Karlson received with those he sent to his family, along with those occasionally sent by friends. The majority of the letters are addressed to “Dear Mother and Lottie,” Karlson’s mother and sister, Charlotte, living in Gothenburg, Nebraska. There are also letters to his sister “Elvina” living in Los Angeles, California, and another sister or friend named “Ruth.” About 3 letters from Karlson’s mother are written in...
Dates: 1942-1945

French Exile & Underground Newspapers, World War II Publications

 Collection — Oversize: OSB 03
Identifier: MS-0107
Scope and Contents The collection consists of newspapers dealing with the occupation of France by the Nazi forces during World War II.  The collection also contains other publications, including a letter written in 1939.  The newspapers urge French citizens to support French troops in the fight against Germany.  Many of these newspapers were created by clandestine and revolutionary groups, both before the start of the war and during the war.
Dates: 1938-1944

Gene Vogel collection of B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter, 1990-2002

 Collection — Box: All
Identifier: MSS-0014
Scope and Contents The Gene Vogel collection of B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter, 1990-2002, is comprised of published newsletters and magazines, primarily those produced by the B-26 Marauder Historical Society, an organization for pilots of the B-26 Marauder, a bomber used in World War II, and for aviation historians. The collection includes The B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter (vol.2, 1990-vol. 4, 1992) and its successor The Marauder Thunder (vol.1, 1992-vol.9, 2002). Also included are...
Dates: 1982-1983, 1990-2002

Gerald E. Thomas, TV Dinner Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0116
Scope and Contents Gerald E. Thomas, TV Dinner Papers consists of biographical materials, newspaper articles, awards and nominations, TV and radio interviews, correspondence, financial ledgers, inter-department memo and reports, packaging, and other materials related to the invention of the TV dinner, C.A. Swanson & Sons, Campbell Soup Company, and the American frozen food industry. Art materials include correspondence, photographs, price lists, art exhibition catalogs, and audiovisual materials relating to...
Dates: 1926-2005

Gilmore Meriweather, World War II Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0024
Scope and Contents The Meriweather letters cover Captain Gilmore Meriweather’s voyage overseas to Australia and India. The 340th Bomb Group had arrived in North Africa by April, 1943, and apparently remained there during the whole period of the correspondence. Meriweather describes the voyage, the reactions of the Australians to U.S. troops, sandstorms and the end of the campaign in North Africa. Several letters reflect his opinion that the Germans would soon surrender. An April 9, 1943 letter from a relative...
Dates: 1943, Feb.-Oct.

Hank Umemoto and George Uchida Oral History Interview

 Collection — Box: MISC-10, Folder: UNO-0225
Identifier: UNO-0225
Content Description Byrony Forbes interviewed Hank Umemoto and George Uchida on April 6, 2013, as part of the research for her UNO master’s thesis about romantic and sexual relationships of Japanese Americans incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. In addition to sharing information about their experiences as teenagers at Manzanar, one of the concentration camps established by the U.S. government during World War II, Umemoto and Uchida shared information about their families before, during, and...
Dates: April 6, 2013

Harold L. Winquest, World War II Artifacts

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0058
Scope and Contents This collection includes 4 folders, a map, and two German Army gasmasks in canisters. Contents of the folders include a proposed itinerary for a tour of American WWII Battlefields in Northern Europe, photographs, a volume of Invade Mecum No. 4, and a volume of First United States Army, Report of Operations 20 October 1943 to 1 August 1944, Annex No. 3 to 11, which contains lists of units, operations reports, graphs, and charts.
Dates: 1943-1945

Helen Sagl, Women's Army Corps Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0047
Scope and Contents The collection contains Sagl's personal and selected official correspondence, documents and publications created by or for the WAC, and materials created by the United States War Department that Sagl received during her service in the WAC. The correspondence records her experiences as a trainee and as an officer stationed in Texas and Arkansas during World War II. It particularly addesses the position of women in the United States during the war.
Dates: 1942-1992

James W. & Marie Sloup, WWII Military Records

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0340
Scope and Contents This collection contains the materials Sloup collected during service in WWII. Materials include biographical information, correspondence, records and a scrapbook. The scrapbook is of particular interest in that it contains many photographs of Sloup’s post in the Aleutian islands. These photos depict both military equipment and duties but also provide an insight into life in the barracks.
Dates: circa 1943

Japanese Internment, World War II Publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0240
Scope and Contents Box 1 Folder1 consists of the following Japanese American newsletters and bulletins:  Magnet, 1943, Apr., Jerome Relocation Center; Gila Coop News, 1943, June 25, July 20; Interracial News Service, 1945, July; Relocator News Week, 1943, Dec. 9; Lil Dan’l, 1943, Rohwer, Arkansas relocation center; The Pen, 1943, Rohwer, Arkansas relocation center; Denson Tribune, 1944; Gila Bulletin, 1945, Sept. 8, 12.  An oversize item, Pacific Citizen, 1942, June 4, is stored separately in oversize box 1. ...
Dates: 1941-1945

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 out...
Dates: circa 1942-1951

John Harrison, WWII Military Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0015
Scope and Contents Collected by John Harrison, YANK, the Army Weekly provides a glimpse into the world of journalism during World War II.  Harrison, an enlisted man from New York state, was part of the Yank magazine staff in the Pacific Theater.  He went to Australia in 1942 and served in the Pacific throughout the war.  For much of this period he was a business manager of Yank Down Under and Yank Far East in Manilla. During World War II, Yank, like its affiliated Stars and Stripes, was a publication...
Dates: 1941-1945

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, letters...
Dates: 1941-2000; Majority of material found in 1945

Joseph F. Dolezal, World War II Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0337

Kiesselbach, Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0398
Scope and Contents The Kiesselbach Family Papers document several generations of the Kiesselbach family, including Follett, Hyde, Aufenkamp, Meinsen, and Greene families from 1838-2012. Materials consist of family genealogies, a Civil War diary and correspondence, land grant and estate records, multiple generations of family correspondence, news articles, and. autobiographies. There are World War II letters and military records, and records related to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Lancaster...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1868-1998

Laird G. Wolfe, World War II Propaganda

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0033
Scope and Contents The collection includes leaflets, newspapers, and posters that he saved from store windows in Manila. The leaflets in the collection were produced mainly by the Japanese intelligence forces and were targeted at Australian, Dutch and American troops. Several of the propaganda leaflets aimed at the Australians were designed to cause dissatisfaction between them and the US forces. Franklin D. Roosevelt is often portrayed as a villain in both leaflets for the Australians and the Americans.
Dates: 1945

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