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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...

Arthur L. Smith, Papers

 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...

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...

Clair F. Bowman, World War II 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.

Clifford D. Kantz Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
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.

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

D. Stanley Tyner, World War II Posters & Artifacts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
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.

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...

Elwood W. Camp, Military 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.

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...

Frederick J. Karlson, Military Correspondence

 Collection — other: 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 Swedish.  A...

French Exile & Underground Newspapers, World War II Publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
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.

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...

Gerald E. Thomas, Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0116
Arrangement The Thomas materials have been separated into the following series: Business and Personal Correspondence, Biographical Materials, Business Manuals, World War II  Photographs, Films and "Artists of America" Papers and Audio Cassettes. Selected materials have been housed separately based on size, notes appear on the finding aid next to series or folder title where applicable.Series 1 - Business and Personal Correspondence 1955-1971 This material relates to various United States...

Gilmore Meriweather, World War II Correspondence

 Collection
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...

Hank Umemoto and George Uchida Oral History Interview

 Collection — Box: MISC-10, Folder: UNO-0225
Identifier: UNO-0225
Content Description UNO graduate student Byrony Forbes interviewed Hank Umemoto and George Uchida on April 6, 2013, as part of the research for her master’s thesis about romantic and sexual relationships in Japanese American camps during World War II. In addition to sharing information about their experiences as teenagers at Manzanar incarceration center during WWII, Umemoto and Uchida shared other typical information about their families before, during, and after incarceration such as information about jobs and...

Harold L. Winquest, World War II Artifacts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
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.

Helen Sagl, WAC Military Records

 Collection — other: 001-003
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.

J. Patras, Military Photographs

 Collection — other: 1
Identifier: MS-0283
Scope and Contents Photographs taken by J. Patras in France and surrounding areas during World War I. The photographs illustrate areas of France affected by the war, soldiers in camps and bunkers, cemeteries and burials, hospitals, churches and trenches. Too see the photographs visit the Patras WWI Photographs.

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. ...

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...

John Harrison, Papers

 Collection — other: 1-2
Identifier: MS-0015
Scope and Contents The John D. Harrison- Yank Collection 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 published by...

Josef Josten, Papers (Czech Heritage Collection)

 Collection
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.

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...

Laird G. Wolfe, Propaganda Leaflets

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0033
Scope and Contents Laird G. Wolfe of Red Cloud, Nebraska, served in G-2 in the US Army during the war. 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...

LaVern Duemey, Photograph Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0051
Scope and Contents The collection contains 1 film reel and photographs of U.S. war planes during WWII.

Lawrence Youngman Papers

 Collection — Box: 2018-046
Identifier: MSS-0127
Content Description This collection includes materials from Travel & Transport, Inc., Nebraska tourism, and Haulaway, Inc. Also included are materials gathered from Lawrence Youngman’s interest in Nebraska aviation and air travel in general and from the months he spent in Europe as an Omaha World-Herald correspondent during World War II.

Lois Logan Horn, Military Records

 Collection
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 and...