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Virginia Harriss Holland World War II Memorabilia

Identifier: SC-MS-312

Scope and Contents

This collection contains personal correspondence and ration paperwork from Lt. Commander David S. Harriss's service in the United States Navy from 1942-1945. The rations are for non-highway gasoline and include two gasoline ration coupons, a mileage rationing record, and a basic mileage ration coupon book. This collection also includes an Alcoholic Beverage Control Sales Permit made out to Elizabeth H. Harriss and a letter regarding a "change of duty" to David Harriss from the Bureau of Naval Personnel.


  • Creation: 1942-1945

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

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

Biographical Note

David S. Harriss was born on May 1, 1907 in Wilmington and was a lifelong member of St. James Episcopal Church. Harriss enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the outbreak of World War II, resigning in 1946 as a Lt. Commander. He married Frances Elizabeth Hoggard Harriss and had three daughters, Elizabeth Harriss Sprunt, Virginia Bolles Harriss Holland, and Peggy Anne Harriss Vaughan.


0.42 Linear Feet (Contains 1 folder of material.)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Virginia Harriss Holland on December 15, 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff. Finding Aid revised and updated by Darby Freeman Spring 2020.

Virginia Harriss Holland World War II Memorabilia
Darby Freeman
2020 January 28
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-01-28: Darby Freeman

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository