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World War (1939-1945)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: TARO subject browse term

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

American Defense Group records

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Anonymous Girl's Diary, Saarland, Germany

 Collection
Identifier: MS 274
Abstract: The manuscript diary is by a young German girl from the Saarland area of Germany, possibly from a rich, Catholic family. The bulk of the diary pertains to the girl’s personal life and daily activities; however, comments about conditions in Germany during the war are also found in the work.
Dates: 1939 - 1941

Ben T. "Buddy" Lewis WWII Memoir and information files, c. 1940s-2005

 File
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection includes individual files from the Houston Jewish History Archive including: newsclippings, notes, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. The contents are donated by community members and/or gathered by the HJHA staff.
Dates: c. 1940s-2005

Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 069
Abstract: The Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection consists of a wide assortment of materials related to the history of aeronautics, including photos, artistic renderings, postcards, schematics and diagrams, publications and papers from aircraft manufacturers, clippings, calendars, scrapbooks, and 8mm movies and audio recordings.
Dates: 1784 - 1988

Carl Woodring papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 551
Abstract: This collection contains nine boxes of material related to the life and career of Carl Woodring, Professor of Literature, Emeritus, at Columbia University. The collection includes family diaries, family and career-related photographs, personal and literary correspondence, and works written by Woodring.
Dates: 1894-2009

Claude Addison McElroy papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1941-1947

Clinton S. Quin, Jr. World War II letters

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1944-1946

Congregation Beth Jacob - Houston, World War II banner

 Collection
Identifier: MS 822
Overview Silk banner embroidered with 220 names of World War II veterans associated with Beth Jacob Congregation, then located at 3847 Turnberry Circle, Houston, TX.
Dates: 1945

Congregation Beth Yeshurun of Houston records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 722
Overview This collection is made up of 49 boxes and includes materials from Congregation Adath Yeshurun, Congregation Beth El, and Congregation Beth Yeshurun; the Schwartz Family Library; materials from the congregations' merger; Shearith Israel Congregation in Wharton, Texas and a few other congregations from the years 1891-2021.
Dates: 1891 - 2021