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De Bezige Bij (The Busy Bee) Cartoons

by Links, Karel (1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 12 color cartoon postcards were published in 1945 by De Bezige Bij (The Busy Bee) in German-occupied Holland. The Dutch cartoonist, Karel Links, created the anti-Nazi underground cartoons, which is titled "Het is Niet Waar...Dat Hebben We Niet Gewild" ("It's not true...We did not want that!"). The images depict the Nazis taking items such as radio sets, bicycles, copper and brass objects, and even dogs.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2015.037
Repository: Special Collections
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'Happy Holidays' Photographic Postcard

by Unknown (Undated)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This "Happy Holidays" Photographic Postcard shows three African-American soldiers around a tent.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Military History • Postcards
Identifier: SC2013.058
Repository: Special Collections
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'Slam the Axis' Postcards

by Unknown (1943)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These six Second World War postcards depict Uncle Sam defeating or humiliating the leaders of the Axis powers in various ways. Only two of the six postcards do not depict or reference Uncle Sam.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.094
Repository: Special Collections
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20th Century Postcard Album

by Unknown (1906 – 1960s)

5 folders (0.5 linear feet)

This 20th century postcard album contains approximately 274 individual postcards and 14 multiple postcard collections that date between 1906 and the 1960s. Many of the postcards include correspondence and significant portions are addressed to the same individual (Julia Francis of Woodhaven, Long Island, New York). The postcards depict scenes from both World Wars, buildings and scenery in America and Europe, photographs of the sender, seasonal imagery, and racist depictions of African Americans. There are also several different types of formats that the postcards are presented in, such as raised decorations, wood, silk, embroidery, and one of a woman with wool hair. There is no apparent arrangement of the postcards.

Identifier: SC2013.077
Repository: Special Collections
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29th Infantry Division Association Newsletter Collection

by 29th Infantry (1993 – 2020)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

The 29th Infantry Division Newsletter collection consists of the Chinstrap and Twenty-Niner newsletters created for veterans of the 29th Infantry Division. The newsletters range from 1993 – 2020 and advertise reunions, charity drives, and memorials.

Associated Subjects: Military History • Newsletters
Identifier: 2020.026
Repository: Local History Archives
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3353rd Quartermaster Truck Company Photograph

by Kisner, Kyle (1945)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The 3353rd Quartermaster Truck Company photograph was taken on June 20, 1945 in Ulm, Germany. The company is standing in front of a building that was used by the Hitler Youth but had been repurposed as the maintenance building for the 3353rd. On the back of the photo, the last names of the soldiers are documented.

Identifier: SC2021.026
Repository: Special Collections
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Agnes Tilghman Lürman photograph collection

by Lürman, Agnes Tilghman (1915 – 1926)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Agnes Tilghman Lürman Photograph collection documents the activities of Ms. Lürman, and includes her visits to the “Grosses” also known as the Grosscoat Farm in Talbot County, Maryland, a trip to Paris, France in 1915, Shellfield, Wye Plantation, Weems, Virginia and Wharton Manor. Photographs also document the military service of William H. Decoursey Tilghman and J. Daniel Tilghman. Also, there is a comprehensive documentation of the National Service School Women’s Section of the Navy League at Camp Chevy Chase, 1917-1918. Concurrently Pat Calloway, a photographer stationed with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1918, documented the sites in Paris, as well as the French landscape and daily life of a soldier during World War I.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 • Military History
Identifier: 2013.082
Repository: Local History Archives
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Albert and Bettie Morris papers

by Morris, AlbertMorris, Bettie (1895 – 2008)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3.25 linear feet)

The Albert and Bettie Morris papers document their lives as long-time residents of Salisbury, Maryland, and include early family records of Rosa Lee Tilghman Morris as well as correspondence, biographical information, printed materials, newspapers and artifacts. The materials date from 1895-2008 with the bulk of the material dating from 1941-1979. Dr. Morris’ extensive World War II service record is documented and includes correspondence, service papers and photographic documentation of his encounter with General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also included are the records of the Eastern Shore Opera and Symphony Societies as well as ephemera from many other local historic and symphonic organizations.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Military History • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2007.014
Repository: Local History Archives
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Albert Laws papers

by Engle, Margaret LawsLaws, AlbertLaws, Victor JrTruitt, Maude Perdue Laws (1795 – 1997)

13 boxes,  2 oversize folders (10.25 linear feet)

Abstract: The Albert Laws papers consist of the official and personal records of Albert Laws, and the family records of Margaret Laws Engle, Victor Laws Jr., and Maude Perdue Laws Truitt. The collection documents Albert Laws’ career as an officer in the United States Army, including his service in the Spanish American War and in the Philippine-American War from 1889-1908. The papers include a photograph album and ephemera from the West Point Class of 1893; correspondence, documents and photographs of the 24th US Infantry and 35th Infantry, USV; an eyewitness account of the Battle of San Juan Hill; and a proclamation signed by Emilio Aguinaldo, the first President of the Philippines. The papers also include Albert Laws’ personal correspondence from 1889-1908, with notes by his niece, Margaret Laws Engle. The collection also documents the family genealogy of the Bacon, Laws and Truitt families of Sussex County, Delaware and Wicomico and Worcester Counties, Maryland from 1795-1997. The papers include the personal correspondence and financial records of William L. Laws from 1853-1924 and genealogical notes from Margaret Laws Engle, Victor Laws Jr and Maude Perdue Laws Truitt. The papers also include a survey from 1795, records of the 30th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA from 1862 and a business ledger from 1864-1896.

Identifier: 1991.031
Repository: Local History Archives
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Album de la Revolucion Cubana, 1952-1959

by Picart, J.M.; Jimenez, Mario (1960)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This album, published by Editorial Echevarria in 1960 for the Ministry of Commerce, consists of trading cards that consumers collected when purchasing goods from the CIA Industrial Empacadora de Dulces, S.A.. Each trading card, complete with illustrations of the revolution's leaders and major figures, includes an explanatory subtitle that tells the story of the Cuban Revolution from 1952 to 1959. Illustrations by J.M. Picart and text by Mario Jimenez.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Military History • Advertising • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2016.091
Repository: Special Collections
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Allen and Brittingham Family photographs

by Brittingham, DorothyBrittingham, GordonBrittingham, GordyHancock, Julia "Betsy" Allen (1880 – 1991)

2 boxes,  2 oversize folders (1.75 linear feet)

The Allen and Brittingham Family photographs documents the lives of the Brittingham family, mainly that of Gordon Brittingham, and Fulton Allen’s children in Salisbury, Maryland from 1880-1991 with the bulk of the material dating from 1942-1960. The Brittingham family photographs encompass Gordon Brittingham’s service during World War II in the European theatre as well as his life in Salisbury, Maryland after the war with his wife, Dorothy Allen through the 1960s. The photographs also document Gordy Brittingham, Gordon’s father’s barbershop at the Mayflower Hotel in Salisbury during the 1930s.  The Allen family photographs document their children: Julia, Ruth, and Walter’s lives through a series of portraits, some containing photos from their home, Holly Hill located in Salisbury, Maryland. In addition to the volume of photographs, other documenting information correspondence, newspaper clippings, and family histories.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 2006.188
Repository: Local History Archives
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Alvin and Dorothy Piegols Papers

by Piegols, AlvinPiegols, Dorothy (1939 – 1947)

2 boxes,  2 oversize folders (0.75 linear feet)

The Alvin and Dorothy Piegols papers document the experiences of Alvin Piegols as he served in the Army during World War II and of his fiancée, Dorothy Cannon, who was studying to be a nurse at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. The materials date between 1939 and 1947. Items in the collection include "the Scalpel" yearbook, correspondence between Dorothy and Alvin, newspapers, photographs from Alvin's tour in Europe, postcards of German towns, programs and pamphlets, publications about Alvin's battalion, the Thunderbolts, and artifacts such as Alvin's military patches, German pins, a Nazi flag, and a wooden crucifix.

Identifier: SC2021.005
Repository: Special Collections
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