World War (1939-1945)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 34 Collections and/or 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
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
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
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
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
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...
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.
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
Identifier: MS 752
Overview The Croft/Wunsch family papers include correspondence, awards and citations, photographs, scrapbooks, news clippings, newsletters, meeting minutes, and marketing and event materials that document, primarily, the lives of the Croft and Kaplan families, and to a lesser degree, members of the Wunsch family.
Dates: 1931 - 2000
Identifier: MS 754
Overview The collection consists of correspondence regarding Geller/Leff family history, a Leff Brothers Dry Goods 50th anniversary book, David Leff's World War II military records, news clippings of David and Evelyn Leff's engagement and marriage, and family photographs spanning the years 1943 to 2006.
Dates: 1943 - 2006