World War, 1939-1945 -- History -- Sources
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 10 of Wilmington was charted September 13, 1919 by fifteen World War I veterans in accordance with US 41 Stat. 284. This collection contains three scrapbooks and several folders of ephemera pertaining to veterans and active military personnel from southeast North Carolina between 1942-1963. Items included in the scrapbooks are enlistment notices, obituaries, memorial lists, achievements attained, prisoner of war lists (POWs) and other patriotic articles...
Scope and Contents Brauer's paper collection is supplemented by an earlier collection, MS 060, The Brauer Papers. This earlier collection focuses on the work of Brauer's father, Friedrich Brauer, and is a fascinating glimpse into the world of inter-war Germany and of the rise of Hitler and Fascism in Germany.This collection of Brauer papers is organized in several series. The first series to be processed focuses on Brauer's early life, from birth through the late 1940s. In addition to documenting...
Dates: 1889-1992; Majority of material found in 1920s-1950s
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials pertaining to the life and military career of Harmon C. Rorison (1893-1924), a white military office, pilot, and banker from Wilmington, North Carolina. The bulk of the materials in this collection pertain to Rorison’s military service during World War I, the Russo-Polish War (also known as the Polish-Soviet War), and World War II. The military-related materials include correspondence, including a letter from Rorison to Merian Cooper; copies of U.S. and Polish...
Dates: 1819, 1900-1990
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers pertaining to Joseph A. Moore’s service in the United States Navy during World War II. Moore served on the USS Uhlmann with the Fast Carrier Task Force, specifically Task Force 38 (3rd Fleet) and Task Force 58 (5th Fleet). The collected documents, directly and indirectly, reflect the daily life of a serviceman and war in the Pacific arena. Included are correspondence, certificates, photographs, collected Japanese ephemera, and ship logs documenting daily...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection contains pamphlets, photos, maps, and correspondence from Joseph C. Bostwick's service with the 397th infantry regiment of the 100th division of the United States Army during World War II.
Dates: 1944-1994; Majority of material found within 1944-1945
Scope and Contents This collection features the photography of Patricia O'Meara Robbins and the family research her daughter, Carroll Robbins Jones, compiled with her husband, Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., to write their book about Patricia's life and career--"She 'Shot' Her Way to Success: How China's Empress Dowager Ci Xi Launched a Photographer's Trailblazing Career," published in 2016. Some of the photographs were also featured in a 2001 book the Jones' wrote, "Hawaii Goes to War: The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor,"...
Dates: circa 1870-2013; Majority of material found in 1933-1959
Scope and Contents This collection contains records from The Camera Shop, a business that operated at Front and Grace Street in Wilmington, N.C. for seventy-two years. Materials include personal, business, and supply correspondence, customer and supplier invoices, advertising correspondence and invoices, job applications, property paperwork, and mail solicitations from 1942-1957. Of note in this collection is correspondence between The Camera Shop and suppliers during World War II, at which time The Camera Shop...
Scope and Contents Contains United States Marine Corps photographs from World War II documenting United States involvement in the pacific. Primarily includes photographs of various Japanese cities in the aftermath of the atomic bombs, Marine Corp occupation of pacific islands, and the War Criminal Tribunal of the Far East.
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...