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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Blacksburg - Virginia Polytechnic Institute Civilian Defense Council Records,

Identifier: Ms-1979-005

This collection contains records--including correspondence, reports, and printed materials--of a local civilian defense council organized in Blacksburg, Virginia during World War II.

Dates: 1942 - 1945

British World War II Scrapbook

Identifier: Ms-1990-027

Scrapbook compiled by an unidentified person--presumably a military service member, possibly serving in the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force--and comprised of cartoons and clippings from British periodicals, largely relating to the air force.

Dates: 1942 - 1944

Culinary Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Ms-2013-028

The Culinary Ephemera Collection was established in 2013. The collection consists of materials in a variety of formats (postcards, menus, children's activities, advertising pamphlets, and more) that relate to food, nutrition, and medicine, dating from the early 19th century to the present.

Dates: c.1900s-2000s

Esso War Map

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: Map-0538

World Map from WW II, produced by Esso. Undated, but probably c. early 1940's. Both sides of map contain voluminous information about war effort.

Dates: c. Early 1940's

Marshall W. Fishwick Collection

Identifier: Ms-1985-007

This collection contains course and teaching related materials, photographs, manuscripts, audiovisual and electronic material, scrapbooks, and the professional and personal correspondence of Marshall William Fishwick, professor of Humanities and Communication Studies at Virginia Tech, 1976-2003.

Dates: 1700 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1923 - 2007

German Soldier's Photographic Scrapbook

Identifier: Ms-1989-034

Photographic album compiled by unidentified German soldier during World War II, including snapshot photographs of soldiers, civilians, armament, vehicles, scenery, and ruins in Budapest and elsewhere in eastern Europe.

Dates: ca.1941-1944

Robert E. Hord, Jr., Papers

Identifier: Ms-2011-058
Abstract This collection consists primarily of correspondence written by Robert Hord, Jr., of Richmond, Virginia, to his parents, Gladys and Robert Hord, Sr. It also includes a scrapbook and photographs of the Hord family.Robert Hord, Jr., was born in 1920; he attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute's Engineering Extension school in Richmond from 1937 to 1939. In April 1942, Hord enlisted in the Army where he served in the 302nd Ordinance Regiment before being transferred to the...
Dates: 1942-1945, n.d.

Instrument of Surrender Document,

Identifier: Ms-2015-015

This collection contains an order on behalf of the Emperor of Japan, given by the Japanese Government and Japanese Imperial General Headquarters proclaiming the surrender Japan to the Allied Powers. The document orders all Japanese Forces to surrender at once to Allied forces and is signed by signed on behalf of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, and representatives of the Allied Power nations.

Dates: September 2, 1945

Garland D. Kite Correspondence

Identifier: Ms-1987-038

This collection contains letters from Garland D. Kite to Ralph Brown. The letters detail Kite's experiences as a soldier in Europe during the last two years of World War II.

Dates: 1944 - 1945

Armistead M. Leggett Memoir

Identifier: Ms-2009-089

The collection contains a memoir written by Armistead M. Leggett to his children about his service in the United States Army during World War II. Leggett grew up in Norfolk, Virginia and graduated with a degree in agricultural engineering from Virginia Tech in 1951.

Dates: 1990