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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

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

Make America Strong Poster Collection

Identifier: Ms-2008-012

This collection contains a set of thirteen "Make America Stong" posters that were published by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the U. S. Government Printing Office in 1941 during World War II. These posters promote dietary needs, healthy eating habits, and ways to fight food insecurity.

Dates: 1941

John F. Marshall Correspondence

Identifier: Ms-1999-006
Abstract John F. Marshall, a member of Admiral William (Bull) Halsey's Third Fleet staff, offers in a letter written to Floyd McElroy, a first-hand description of the ceremony that marked the formal surrender of Japanese forces aboard U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, at the end of World War II. The collection also includes a letter from McElroy to Ernest Bernstein less than a month later that contains information about both Marshall and the...
Dates: 1945

Ralph E. McCoy Collection

Identifier: Ms-2001-047

The Ralph E. McCoy Collection contains materials collected by McCoy: publications, correspondence, programs, and American Civil War memorabilia.

Dates: 1919-2001, n.d.

Military & Wartime Cookery Collection

Identifier: Ms-2017-029

The Military & Wartime Cookery Collection consists of a variety of manuscript and ephemeral materials relating to the history of military and wartime food and cooking. Items in the collection date from 1884 to 1965, though the bulk of the collection covers parts of World War I through World War II (1917-1945).

Dates: 1884 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1945

Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr., Collection

Identifier: Ms-1990-062
Abstract Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr. (1919-1944) was a Lieutenant in the U. S. 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

Newsmap, World News of the Week, A. M. S. Bulletins Collection,

Identifier: Ms-2015-011

The collection consists of several Army and other U. S. military publications, primarily relating to World War II, including: Newsmap, Newsmap Overseas Edition, World News of the Week, and A. M. S. Bulletins. There are additional reports and charts from other agencies. Materials in the collection date from 1942 to 1969.

Dates: 1942 - 1969

George M. Parker, Jr., World War II Papers

Identifier: Ms-2008-022

The collection includes World War II letters of George Marinor Parker, Jr., Army Air Force, of Water View, Virginia, his mother's wartime diary, and related ephemera and correspondence.

Dates: 1941 - 1945