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The Lee W. Weaver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-225

Scope and Contents

This collection contains memorabilia from the European Front of World War II collected by Sgt. Weaver during his service overseas, including memorandums, Special Orders, certificates, photographs correspondence, and postcards.

Dates

  • Creation: 1937-1994
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1941-1945

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Lee Weaver was born in Elkhart, Indiana on 4 May 1922.  On 14 November 1942, while a student in South Bend, Indiana, Mr. Weaver was called to serve in the United States Army.  After Basic Training, Private Weaver underwent Parachute training with the 101st Airborne.  In October of 1943, Sergeant Weaver arrived in Liverpool, England.  During his tour of duty in Europe, Sgt. Weaver served in England, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, and Austria.  For his service, Sgt. Weaver received several awards, including the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Distinguished Unit Badge.  Sgt. Weaver returned to the United States on November 1945.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box and 2 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Lee Weaver in 2002.

Title
The Lee W. Weaver Collection
Status
Partially Processed
Author
Jennifer D. Freitas
Date
12/11/2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:

910-962-7810