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African American World War II oral history collection

Call Number: RH MS 1439
Overview This collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews of African American World War II veterans located in Kansas, from a project conducted by staff and students at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas with sponsorship from the Sandra Gautt KU Endowment. Also in the collection are some photographs and photocopies of photographic prints, original military-related documents and copies of documents, reference material, and other materials...
Dates: 1940s, 2010-2013

Bales family papers

Call Number: RH MS 952
Overview The Bales family papers are those of native Kansans and University of Kansas graduates Orin Roland "Ron" Bales and his wife Katharine (Kufahl) Bales. They contain many photographs, personal papers, and business records of Ron and Katharine Bales, of their Alexander, Bales, Kufahl, and Kean family members who homesteaded in Douglas County, Pottawatomie County, and Leavenworth County, Kansas, and of their Fastenau family members of Nebraska City and Norfolk, Nebraska. Included are many...
Dates: 1855 - 1989

Baur family papers

Call Number: RH MS 718
Overview Family correspondence and documentation represents about half of this collection of the Baur family papers. Most of the letters were written during the World War II years. The other half of the collection represents the community activities and interests of Edward Jackson Baur and his wife, Lillian Jacoby Baur. Mr. Baur, a University of Kansas Sociology Professor, was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union and Common Cause and addressed many concerns local to Lawrence, Kansas. ...
Dates: 1926 - 2001

Clifford T. Davis letters

Call Number: RH MS 661

Clifford T. Davis, a lifetime resident of Lawrence, Kansas, served in Europe during World War II as a medic. During his service, he maintained a steady correspondence with his wife, Josephine M. (Votaw) Davis (1921-1988), whom he had married on July 4, 1941. The collection includes his letters to her and their baby, Nanci Jo, who was born while Clifford was abroad. Josephine Davis was from Hesper, Kansas and was an elementary school teacher.

Dates: 1942 - 1946

Clippings collected upon the death of columnist and political commentator Raymond Clapper

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D223

The collection is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by the Watson Library staff from various publications in 1944 immediately after the report of Raymond Clapper's death.

Dates: 1944

Curriculum of the Prisoner of War Camp (Concordia, Kansas)

Call Number: RH MS 240

Course outlines for University of Kansas courses conducted in 1945 for German soldiers held as prisoners of war at Camp Concordia (Concordia, Kansas) during World War II.

Dates: 1945

Dr. Wilda Smith collection of Peggy Hull biographical materials

Call Number: RH MS 1485

Together with Eleanor Bogart, Dr. Smith wrote The Wars of Peggy Hull, which covers the life and actions of the first United States female war correspondent and Kansas native Peggy Hull Deuell. This collection consists of copied and original photographs, documents, and news articles used in the crafting of the book.

Dates: 1914 - 1991

Dwight Eisenhower speaking at Abilene, Kansas

 Collection — Case: 1
Call Number: KC AV 90

Audio recording on phonograph of a speech given by Dwight Eisenhower, at this time Chief of Staff of the Army, about the end of World War II and the strength of the civilans after the soldiers coming home. Mention of war parade in Abilene, Kansas and that American values needed to be upheld after the war.

Dates: June 22, 1945

Elfriede Fischer Rowe papers

Call Number: RH MS 958

Elfriede Fischer Rowe was a well-known authority on Lawrence, Kansas history and active in many community and civic endeavors. This collection includes personal mementos from when she was a student and alumna of the University of Kansas, information regarding World War II rationing and Mrs. Rowe's work with the Hercules Power Company during the war, as well as historical information about Lawrence, Kansas and personal and family papers.

Dates: 1899 - 1984

Glenn Kappelman World War II photographs collection

Call Number: RH PH 533

Glenn Kappelman smuggled a camera with him when he served in the European theatre of World War II. The photographs he took document his training, time as a replacement soldier awaiting assignment, and service with the 106th Cavalry Group in France, Germany, and Austria.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1944-1945, 1999, 2000 ( 1944-1945)

Henry John Weltmer papers

Call Number: RH MS 23
Scope and Contents

The collection contains records, papers and photographs of Weltmer's military and business careers, along with family papers and memorabilia. Over the years, Weltmer kept copies of war correspondence and journals of the 137th Infantry and later the 130th Field Artillery activities. These records are a part of the collection. For additional photographs from the Henry J. Weltmer collection, see RH Ms-P23.

Dates: 1905 - 1956

Howard H. Miller papers

Call Number: RH MS 675

These are the letters and diaries of Howard Hale Miller, a pharmacist with the US Navy Medical Corps, while he was stationed aboard the USS Leonard Wood from 1941-1943.

Dates: 1941 - 1943

Hungate family papers

Call Number: RH MS 1420

This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials from the Hungate family, particularly Dr. Carroll Paul Hungate and his immediate family during the end of World War II when he was stationed in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. There is also a small amount of material, including a scrapbook, from Ida (Devaney) Patterson, Hungate's mother-in-law, and her family.

Dates: circa 1860-1965 (bulk 1920s-1948)

James and Fern Nelson-Coffin collection

Call Number: RH MS 1501

This collection contains correspondence and newspaper clippings between Sergeant James Coffin, his future wife Fern Nelson, and their families during World War II.

Dates: 1942 - 1945

Jones family papers

Call Number: RH MS 658

This collection consists of the correspondence of Louise (Doherty) Jones and Dorothy Jones (also known as Dorothy Llewellyn between the years of 1929 and 1932), the mother and sister of Herbert Jones, respectively, and their friends and family. Many of the letters were written to Louise and Dorothy by Herbert during his service overseas during World War II. Also included in the collection are the Jones family tree and business letters relating to the Nebraska Wyoming Investment Company.

Dates: 1912 - 1985

Kansas Ordnance Plant specifications for dormitories

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P247

Includes specifications for women's and men's dormitories for furnishing material and equipment and performing labor necessary to do all clearing, excavating, grading and backfilling required for the construction of buildings and utilities.

Dates: 1942

Lavern E. Farmer World War II collection

Call Number: RH MS 1013

In this collection are 285 letters, cards, and telegrams written by U.S. Army Sergeant Lavern E. Farmer to his parents of Delphos, Kansas during Sergeant Farmer's medical training and subsequent World War II service at Army hospitals in England, France, and Belgium. Included are newsletters issued by Farmer's medical units as well as photographs, various Army communications, and souvenirs.

Dates: 1942 - 1945

Leary Family correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 744

This collection comprises the correspondence of Richard K. Leary (Private, Company B, 28th Training Battalion) and his wife, Arlene, during World War II from September through December 1942, while he was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and she was back home in Laconia, New Hampshire. There are also a few letters from other family members and friends in Laconia.

Dates: September-December 1942

Leo Zahner, Jr. World War II letters

Call Number: RH MS 1079

This collection contains more than 300 World War II letters written by U.S. Navy seaman and metalsmith Leo W. Zahner, Jr., who served in U.S. military campaigns in New Guinea and the Philippines. Zahner's letters, dating from 1943 to 1946, are addressed chiefly to his parents of Kansas City, Missouri, and are accompanied by postmarked envelopes. Included are various letters and cards received by Zahner during his military service, as well as military memorabilia and photographs.

Dates: 1943 - 1946

Letters to Robert Sherwood

Call Number: RH MS P744

These two letters are from prominent journalist and writer William Allen White to noted playwright and Franklin D. Roosevelt speech-writer Robert Sherwood. White, who in May 1940 co-founded a political action group encouraging U.S. aid to Great Britain in its defense against Adolf Hitler, writes in these letters of U.S. measures being sought by the Committee and his concerns for America's allies.

Dates: July 26, 1940 and August 7, 1940; photograph dated July 4, 1939

Original letters and manuscript copy of Paul E. Wilson's "Letters to Harriet"

Call Number: RH MS 1073
Overview "Letters to Harriet" was produced by Paul E. Wilson in 1990, incorporating the content of letters that he wrote as a World War II serviceman to his wife Harriet who was living at Lyndon, Kansas. In this collection are Wilson's original letters to his wife, parents, and daughter Betsy, written from Army training camps and from combat zones in New Guinea and the Philippines. With Wilson's letters is his handwritten manuscript for his 1990 compilation, including his introduction, conclusion,...
Dates: 1942-1946; 1990

Peggy Hull Deuell papers

Call Number: RH MS 130

Peggy Hull and Peggy Hull Deuell were the professional names used by Henrietta Eleanor Goodnough, a journalist, war correspondent, and native of Kansas. The collection contains clippings, correspondence, poems, photographs, maps, a palmistry chart, notebooks, story ideas, names and addresses, astrology notes, scrapbooks, and other related materials detailing her career, personal life, and travels around the world in the first half of the 20th century.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1795-1966 ( 1910-1966)

Personal papers of Bert Brandt

 Collection — Folder: 1 (oversize)
Call Number: PP 91

This collection consists of several oversize photographs Brandt took as an infantryman in World War II. It contains a self portrait, portraits of Eisenhower and De Gaulle, and several photographs of naval and arial bombing campaigns.

Dates: 1942 - 1944

Personal papers of G. Baley Price

Call Number: PP 523
Overview G. Baley Price, named the first E.B. Stouffer Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in 1974, was a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas from 1937 to 1975. The collection spans his college years in Mississippi and graduate work at Harvard University, and his career at several universities, including the University of Kansas, his service as a civilian with the U.S. Army Eighth Air Force during World War II, and his service to many professional associations...
Dates: 1893 - 2007

Personal Papers of Grant K. Goodman

Call Number: PP 265

Grant Goodman was a Japanese translator for the U.S. Army during WWII. He later became a history professor at KU and made indispensable contributions to the global field of East Asian study. This collection contains his correspondence, research materials, clippings, class notes, and papers.

Dates: 1942 - 2014

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