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Items with subject 'World War, 1939-1945'

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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
Attachment: No attachment

"I Can Hear It Now" Collection

by Murrow, Edward R. (1948)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The "I Can Hear It Now" Collection contains a CD and a pamphlet explaining what is on the CD. The CD is a "history of an era spoken by the men who made it and narrated", which refers to discussing radio show and announcers during the 1935-1945 period. "I Can Hear It Now" was created by Edward R. Murrow in 1948, to capture what radio was like during 1935-1945, with a heavy emphasis on World War II.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2006.328
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

'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
Attachment: No attachment

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
Attachment: No attachment

29th Infantry Cartoon Map Collection

by Unknown (1944)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains two poster-size map illustrations of the Normandy Theater during World War II, and the French-Belgian Theater of late 1944. The collection also includes one copy of the June 3rd, 1944 edition of the Parris Island Boot.

Associated Subjects: Maps • Posters • World War, 1939-1945 • Art
Identifier: 2006.210
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

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
Attachment: No attachment

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
Attachment: No attachment

Albert C. Smith collection

by Unknown (1924 – 1945)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Albert C. Smith collection contains two documents pertaining to his service during World War II, an honorable discharge and a USA Recruiting and Induction Station pamphlet from the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, there is a 1924 decree of divorce between his parents, Edward N. Robertson and Emma L. Smith Robertson, giving full custody to his mother.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2007.068
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

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
Attachment: No attachment
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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
Attachment: No attachment

Amcabey (Turkish Cartoon Magazine)

by Güler, Cemal Nadir (1943)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains one 1943 issue of Amcabey, a Turkish cartoon magazine. This magazine was published during the Second World War and contains drawings of Allied and Axis figures.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • World War, 1939-1945 • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2016.025
Repository: Special Collections
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American Homefront Magazines

by American Home Magazine CorporationHanke, O.A. (editor)Jenkins, Arthur H. (editor)Mayes, Herbert R. (editor)McDonough, Frank W. (editor)Methodist Publishing House (1941 – 1944)

6 folders (0.25 linear feet)

These magazines were produced during the Second World War on the American homefront. Together, they capture the agriculture and domestic values and advancements during the 1940s. Included are Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife (1943-1944), Poultry Tribune (1943), The Christian Advocate (1941-1942), Good Housekeeping (1943), Better Homes and Gardens (1942-1943), and The American Home (1943).

Associated Subjects: Publications • Spirituality • World War, 1939-1945 • Farm Life • Military History
Identifier: SC2018.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment