world-wars. World Wars
Archival collections related to wars, especially World War I and World War II.
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
American Defense Group records
Identifier: MS 353
Overview This collection contains correspondence, memos, organizational and reading lists, and budget information regarding an organization called the American Defense Group. The Group consisted largely of professors from three California institutions who were interested in assisting the American war effort by reading foreign-language domestic publications and reporting editorial comments to U.S. Naval Intelligence.
Dates: 1941 - 1944
Anne Wheeler papers
Identifier: MS 381
Abstract: Letters received by Anne Wheeler, secretary to the first President of Rice Institute and a travel diary presumed to be written by her.
Dates: 1924 - 1953; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1953
Charles C. Winnia Philippine American War papers
Identifier: MS 132
Abstract: The Charles C. Winnia Philippine American War papers, 1883-1929, consist of eight boxes of correspondence, personal papers, and papers relating to Winnia's military career; photographs, post cards and other miscellaneous items; newspapers and newspaper clippings. Oversize material includes military maps and commissions.
Dates: 1883 - 1929
Christy Poisot Filipino-American materials
Identifier: MS 912
Overview The materials in this collection reflect the activities of the Houston Filipino American community, over several generations. These activities include political and historical achievements, such as Filipino American WWII Soldier Recognition project materials, Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act celebrations; celebrating Filipino American History Month; as well as cultural resources such as a community cookbook, and a Filipino American history book. The collection also...
Dates: 2014 - 2018
Clark Bruster World War I Camp Logan collection
Identifier: MS 554
Overview The collection consists of letters from Camp Logan and from France, wartime decorations, uniforms, and personal military equipment, as well as Bruster's Mother’s Red Cross Uniform and service pin.
Claude Addison McElroy papers
Identifier: MS 622
Overview This material primarily consists of correspondence to and from Addison McElroy during the Second World War and immediately thereafter. Included are letters from his friends at Rice, giving insight into wartime life at the Institute. There is also an extensive number of letters from McElroy to his mother and her responses thereto. His naval service is detailed in his official personnel file and sets of orders to various duty stations, as well as material from his wartime service in the...
Clinton S. Quin, Jr. World War II letters
Identifier: MS 559
Scope and Contents These letters, written to Quin's sister, Derby, cover his call to active duty in 1944, and training as a communications watch officer in Norfolk, Virginia, in preparation for his assignment to Landing Ship Tank (LST) 573. Within the constraints of wartime censorship, the letters describe shipboard life, the latter part of the war in the Pacific, and post-war occupation duties in the Far East.
David Westheimer Oral History interview
Identifier: MS 665
Overview This collection contains ten Compact Discs and thirty-two cassette tapes of Professor Philip Napoli's interview with David Westheimer. The interviews were conducted over a two-day span in June of 2002.
Dates: 2002-06-27 - 2002-06-28
Deutsches Notgeld currency album
Identifier: MS 084
Overview This album of emergency paper currency measures 14-5/8”x11-5/8”x1-7/8” album with the printed title “Notgeld 1914-1924.” It contains approximately 640 separate pieces of the paper currency (Notgeld) issued by regional institutions in Germany and Austria-Hungary, primarily around the end of the World War I. Not issued by a central bank, Notgeld was not legal tender but rather an accepted means of payment in a particular locale.
Dates: 1914 - 1928; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1924
Dick Hedges World War II Memorabilia Collection
Identifier: MS 422
Overview This collection consists of books, magazines, newspapers, clippings, photographs, photograph albums, maps, town plans, reports, writings and memorabilia, which were collected by Dick Hedges while he was serving with the U. S. Army in Europe in World War II.