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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Marshall W. Fishwick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1985-007
Abstract

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

Robert E. Hord, Jr., Papers

 Collection
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.

Garland D. Kite Correspondence,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-038
Abstract

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

Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr., Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-062
Abstract Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr. (1919-1944) was a Lieutenant in the army during World War II. He served his country bravely and was killed on the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day invasion of 1944. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Collection consists primarily of his letters home during World War II. Also includes letters of condolence sent to the family following his death, congratulatory letters for being awarded the Medal of Honor, newspaper clippings, and...
Dates: 1933 - 1997

John P. Sawyer Letters,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-047
Abstract

The collection consists of letters to Ralph M. Brown, librarian at VPI, from John P. Sawyer, who graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1940.

Dates: 1943 - 1945

Herbert J. Thomas Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Ms-2000-089
Scope and Contents

Born in Columbus, Ohio, moved to South Charleston, West Virginia in 1925. Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1937-1941. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and Purple Heart during World War II. Collection includes photographs, clippings, citations, and papers collected by Lt. Col. John Coulter for his book on the six Medal of Honor winners who were students from Virginia Tech. 

Dates: 1937 - 1943