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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Porterfield Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-077
Abstract

Materials associated with the William and Florence Mae Wren Porterfield family of Giles County, Virginia, consist of World War II ration stamps, Office of Price Administration ration point tokens, Selective Service classification notices, and receipts.

Dates: 1942 - 1945

Red Cross Surgical Dressings Unit [Pikeville, Kentucky] Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-092
Abstract

This collection contains a scrapbook with pictures relating to the Red Cross Surgical Dressing Unit during World War II, newspapers, and genealogical records from Pikeville, Kentucky.

Dates: 1942 - 1945

Rice Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-021
Abstract The Rice Family Papers include decades of letters to and from four generations of the decendents of Jerry Rice of Campbell County, Virginia. The majority of the letters were sent to Nannie Mae (Rice) Banks but there are also letters addressed to her father, Fletcher, her mother, Georgianna, and other members of the family. These letters document the experiences of this family from Southwest Virginia as they lived through, fought, and died in, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War...
Dates: 1892 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1962

Roanoke Committee for Clothes Collection Flyer,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-077
Abstract

The collection includes a flyer (c.1945) advertising the collection of clothes and shoes for World War II efforts.

Dates: c.1945

Franklin D. Roosevelt Inauguration Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-004
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1941

John P. Sawyer Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-047
Abstract

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

Dates: 1943 - 1945

Robert Eldred Taylor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1994-033
Scope and Contents

Selective service records of Taylor of Larned, Kansas, during World War II. Taylor was disqualified from Aviation Cadet Training due to color blindness, and entered the enlisted reserve corps and was assigned inactive status to Pan American World Airways in Miami, Florida. In 1945 Taylor had to go in front of the selective service board again for possible duty.

Dates: 1942 - 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

Edward E. Thompson Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-042
Abstract

Edward Everett Thompson (1911-1989) was a veterinarian who established the Salem (Virginia) Veterinary Hospital and a Major in the Veterinary Corps of the U. S. Army during World War II. The collection includes scrapbooks of a 1932 ROTC camp, Burma, New Guinea, World War II photographs, and China in 1981. A second scrapbook contains letters, cards, newspaper clippings, and photographs of politicians Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Nancy Reagan, and Charles Robb.

Dates: 1932 - 1984

World War I Image Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2012-012
Abstract

The collection consists of 33 postcards and 8 photos, from World Wars I and II.

Dates: 1914 - 1945