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World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

John Breon papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1

The papers contain correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, and personal papers of John Breon concerning his World War II experiences, correspondents include Pat Carroll, Charles Cerbone, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Carl Van Vechten.

Dates: 1936-1984, bulk 1944-1951

Correspondence of World War II servicemen from Silliman College, Yale University

Call Number: RU 85

The records consist of correspondence from World War II servicemen from Silliman College (Yale) to the master of the college, F. S. C. Northrop, and his wife. Also included are an address book and miscellaneous printed materials documenting wartime activities of Yale servicemen.

Dates: 1942-1946

Mina Curtiss Collection

Call Number: MS 1206
Abstract: The original accession consists of original and typed copies of letters sent home by American servicemen from various training camps in the United States and from overseas campaigns during World War II, many of which Mina Curtiss used for her 1944 book, Letters Home. The addition consists of Henry T. Curtiss papers and photographs. There are a diary and book relating to Curtiss's 1910 trip to Europe on the S.S. Arabic, which...
Dates: 1910-1945

Davenport family papers

Call Number: WA MSS S-3644
Abstract: The collection documents, primarily through correspondence, the Evita and Levi B. Davenport family. It includes 420 autograph and typescript letters, signed, addressed to members of the Davenport family, 1907-1964, undated. Many of the letters are between Evita Davenport and her husband, Levi B. Davenport, her mother, Eva M. Rait, and her son, Lee Davenport, Jr. Matters discussed primarily focus on Evita Davenport's family and social life in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Goldfield, Nevada; and San...
Dates: 1848-1975, bulk 1907-1953

Lawrence M. DiFilippo, Class of 1938, Yale College, letters concerning his experiences in World War II

Call Number: RU 334

The materials consists of the letters of Lawrence M. DiFilippo (Yale 1938) to Ellsworth Mason, his roommate in Saybrook College at Yale. The letters document DiFilippo's experiences of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines during World War II.

Dates: 1941

Isidore Sydney Falk papers

Call Number: MS 1039
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, professional files, research materials, writings, personal papers, and printed matter documenting Isidore Falk's career as an advocate of national health insurance and other programs related to public health. Of particular significance are the materials from his years with the Social Security Board (1936-1954), which document the campaign for government supported health insurance in the United States. Falk conducted public health and medical care surveys...
Dates: 1918-1984

Correspondence of World War II servicemen from Branford College, Yale University, and the manuscript of by Polly S. Buck

Call Number: RU 812

The materials include the letters of World War II servicemen from Branford College (Yale) to Polly S. Buck, who was wife of the master; letters to various recipients from John William Ruff (Yale 1927), who was a Professor of English at Yale and a fellow of Branford College before the war; and permission to publish correspondence. Also included is a manuscript of Buck's book, We Minded the Store.

Dates: 1942-1975

Justus Baldwin Lawrence papers

Call Number: MS 1639

The papers consist of memoirs of Justus Baldwin Lawrence, staff reminiscences, and a memorial service program.

Dates: 1985-1987

Roger Sherman McCollester papers

Call Number: MS 1792

The majority of the papers consist of letters (originals; typed transcripts; and edited, typed transcripts) from McCollester to his parents, 1942-1945, documenting his war experiences. There are also several writings by McCollester about his war service, and a history of the Baldwin family of Connecticut, written in 1840.

Dates: 1840-2001, bulk 1942-1944

James Stewart McDermott papers

Call Number: MS 1073

The papers consist of letters written by James Stewart McDermott to his family and friends, describing his life at Yale College and in the Marine Corps. His wartime letters were written from Quantico, Virginia; Washington, D.C; Camp Pendleton; and unspecified locations in the Pacific, until his death on Iwo Jima. The papers also include a few newspaper clippings and other items.

Dates: 1938-1945

Eleanor Perényi papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1771
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, printed material, diaries, research notes, photographs, and other papers by or relating to Eleanor Perényi. Correspondents include Perényi's parents Grace Zaring and Ellis Stone, as well as other writers such as Alfred Corn, Mary McCarthy, J. D. McClatchy, and James Merrill. Letters to her parents describe the social and political atmosphere in Eastern Europe, where she lived with her husband Baron Zsigmond Perényi, prior to and at the...
Dates: 1886-2007, bulk 1937-1988

Walter L. Pforzheimer papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 817
Abstract: The Walter L. Pforzheimer Papers contain personal correspondence, diaries, writings, notes, and family papers; correspondence, reports, and other documents relating to the United States Army during World War II, the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA's Historical Intelligence Collection, and the United States Defense Intelligence College; historical manuscripts and related materials collected by Pforzheimer concerning the history of military intelligence, including autograph documents,...
Dates: circa 1548-circa 2001 1940-1995, bulk 1940-1995

David J. Piel papers

Call Number: MS 1892

The papers include sketchbooks of watercolor drawings and captions by David J. Piel depicting military and civilian life during World War II in the South Pacific; and related correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs.

Dates: Circa 1930s-1949

Fitzhugh Quarrier, Class of 1935, Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, memoir concerning his service in World War II

Call Number: RU 87

The material consists of a memoir written by Fitzhugh Quarrier (Yale 1935S) concerning his experiences during World War II.

Dates: 1984

H. F. Broch de Rothermann papers

Call Number: YCGL MSS 2
Abstract: The H. F. Broch de Rothermann Papers are composed primarily of correspondence which documents the life and career of the Austrian writer Hermann Broch, the father of Hermann Friedrich Broch de Rothermann. The collection spans the years 1916 to circa 2001, with the bulk of the material falling between 1953 and 1986. Major topics include republication of Hermann Broch's writings, Broch scholarship, and other aspects of the reception history of Broch's works. Also present are materials relating...
Dates: 1916-2001, bulk 1953-1986

Paul Shepard papers

Call Number: MS 1747
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, research notes, drafts of writings, and published essays and book reviews by Paul Shepard. The papers also include reviews of Shepard's work, letters Shepard wrote to his parents during his military service in Europe during World War II and as a graduate student in the Conservation Program at Yale University, and letters from his friend and co-author Daniel McKinley. Other materials include grant proposals, genealogical files, personal papers,...
Dates: 1860-1999, bulk 1939-1999

Henry B. White papers

Call Number: MS 1645
Abstract: The papers consist of letters written by Henry B. White to his wife, Dorothy Welch White, during World War II. The correspondence details White's military experiences, covering such topics as his basic training in the United States and subsequent postings in Morocco, Northern Africa, India, and Burma. The letters contain detailed descriptions of military training and camp life, the flora and fauna of Africa and India, and Sikh and Hindu rituals. Also included are four letters from George...
Dates: 1943-1993, bulk 1943-1945

Mary Hoyt Wiborg papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1408
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, personal papers, printed material, and electronic files by or relating to Mary Hoyt Wiborg. Materials document her life as an expatriate in France, service as a volunteer nurse in both World Wars, and work as a playwright. Included are letters from Wiborg to her father Frank Bestow Wiborg in 1918, describing her experiences at a French military hospital during World War I, and correspondence with her sisters Sara Murphy and...
Dates: circa 1910s-2017, bulk 1914-1964

Richard Willstatter, Class of 1943, Sheffield Scientific School, papers concerning his experiences in World War II

Call Number: RU 905

The materials consist of letters, photographs, and a handbook documenting Richard Willstater's (1943S) service during World War II.

Dates: 1943-2001

Yale in World War II collection

Call Number: MS 1212
Abstract: The collection consists of printed matter, reports, correspondence, memoranda, radio scripts, memorabilia, scrapbooks and clippings documenting some of the activities at Yale University and of the individual colleges during World War II. Letters from Yale men in the services, both in the United States and abroad, to officials of the university make up a substantial part of the collection. Also included are correspondence and financial documents of the "Yale Library Project," a military...
Dates: 1938-1946