World War, 1939-1945
Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
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. The collection also includes a letter from McElroy to Ernest Bernstein less than a month later that contains information about both Marshall and the letter.
The Ralph E. McCoy Collection contains materials collected by McCoy: publications, correspondence, programs, and Civil War memorabilia.
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).
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.
The collection includes World War 2 letters of George Marinor Parker Jr., Army Air Force, of Water View, Virginia, his mother's wartime diary, and related ephemera and correspondence.
Materials associated with the William and Florence Mae Wren Porterfield family of Giles County, Virginia, consisting of World War II ration stamps, Office of Price Administration ration point tokens, Selective Service classification notices, and receipts.
The collection includes a flyer (c.1945) advertising the collection of clothes and shoes for World War II efforts.
This collection contains materials from the third inauguration of the 32nd U.S. President, Franlin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), on January 20, 1941. The materials include an invitation, a program, a "card of admission" with envelope, and the enclosing envelope for the event.
The collection consists of letters to Ralph M. Brown, librarian at VPI, from John P. Sawyer, who graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1940.