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Abraham, George and Katy papers.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6777
  • Size: 14.3 cubic feet. Correspondence, Manuscripts, Photographs, Printed Materials, Research Material
  • Subject: African-American Studies
  • Subject: Africa
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Papers of George and Katy Abraham including notes, correspondence showing life in the military in Africa during World War II

Babcock, John papers, 1938-1946.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2015
  • Size: .4 cubic ft Correspondence and publication
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Letters from Babcock to his parents in Ithaca, New York, and other members of his family, concerning his school days at Phillips Exeter Academy and his experiences with the U.S. Army during World War II. Also included are letters to the Babcock family from John Thomas Conner describing his basic training and Army technical school studies, and his tour of active duty in Assam, India. Also a publication of John Babcock's growing up at Sunny Gables

Blanding, Sarah Gibson oral histor

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0169OH
  • Size: 148 pp. transcript Printed Materials
  • Subject: College of Human Ecology
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Transcript of an interview with Blanding conducted by Dolores Greenberg, June 11, 1964

Caroline Werner Gannett papers,1888-1978.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2475
  • Size: 8.5 cubic ft. Correspondence, Diaries, Research Materials, Scrapbooks
  • Subject: Commerce
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Women's Studies
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Papers of Caroline Werner Gannett contain personal, business, and social correspondence, including letters between CWG and her parents, sisters, friends, husband, and children; courtship letters from Frank E. Gannett; correspondence relating to Rochester and Miami Beach country clubs and other social groups in which she was actively involved; letters concerning her work with the Frank E. Gannett Newspaperboy Scholarship Fund, Inc., the American Red Cross (1941-1944), the New York State War Council, the New York State Board of Regents (1947-1963), and other organizations; and letters regarding her many awards, citations, and honorary degrees. Also, correspondence, speeches, drafts, and printed material pertaining to CWG's involvement with the Syracuse University Youth Development Center and the White House Conference on Children and Youth; and correspondence, printed material, and memorabilia relating to the 1960 Republican campaign. The collection also includes photographs of the Gannett, Werner, and related families, as well as pictures of CWG, her friends, and associates; student scrapbooks, diaries, poems, plays, and other prose written by Caroline Werner; and printed material from social, political, and religious organizations

College of Home Economics records, 1875-197

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0749
  • Size: ca. 79.7 cubic ft. Correspondence, photographs, course materials, records, pamphlets, booklets, compact disks, videos, audio tapes, and ephemera
  • Subject: College of Human Ecology
  • Subject: Architecture and Planning
  • Subject: Women's Studies
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Collection includes administrative records; records of the College's involvement with government, educational, and private organizations at the national, state, and local levels; College activities within divisions of the University; the College's involvement in World War I, World War II, ; student activities of undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni; teaching and research studies and reports; and extension work. Also included is a large amount of material related to the history of the College of Home Economics, Martha Van Rensselaer, Flora Rose, and their correspondence previous to 1921

deForest, Henry papers, 1898-1947

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3214
  • Size: 10.4 cubic ft. Correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, broadsides, photograph
  • Subject: Life Sciences
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Correspondence and printed material relating to fingerprinting, the history of fingerprinting in the United States, crime, and the International Society for Personal Identification. Also includes correspondence with J. Edgar Hoover. Photographs (originally used as lantern slides in lectures) about the Bertillon method of criminal investigation. Also, material pertaining to Columbia University and Cornell University; vacation journals and memorabilia; correspondence with and about Clinton Scollard; photographs of friends at Fulton, New York; clippings and correspondence concerning World War II, the Explorers' Club, and his medical practice. Also contains material concerning his pilgrimages to the shrines of St. Joseph du Mont-Royal, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. Anne de Beaupre

Gannett, Frank Ernest papers, [ca. 1859]-1958.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1900
  • Size: 32 cubic ft. Correspondence, Printed Materials, Publications, Research Materials
  • Subject: Commerce
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Papers include correspondence, news releases, speeches, scrapbooks, articles, and pamphlets concerning FEG's youth, his student days at Cornell, editorial policies of the Gannett Newspapers and the establishment of the Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation in 1935, temperance and liquor advertising, and newspaper and professional organizations in which FEG was active.

International Fur and Leather Workers' Union. Records, 1913-1955.

  • Repository: Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 5676
  • Size: 33 linear ft. Constitutions, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, subject files and publications.
  • Subject: Labor History
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Founded in 1913, the International Fur and Leather Workers Union was a craft-based organization with a long history of radicalism. The records, 1913-1955, comprise General Executive Board minutes, administrative records, local union correspondence, and papers of union officers. Well documented are the union's organizing efforts, the internal struggles against corruption, and the radical activities of its members. Much material pertains to the effects of conservative pressures on its leaders - particularly Ben Gold - to renounce their radical persuasion.

International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Umhey, Frederick F., Executive Secretary. Correspondence, 1934-1955 [bulk 1940-1950]

  • Repository: Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 5780-005
  • Size: 28 linear ft. Correspondence
  • Subject: Labor History
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: The Umhey Executive Secretary records consist primarily of organizational records, subject files, and correspondence dealing with union administrative matters

Japanese-American Relocation Centers records, 1935-195

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3830
  • Size: 22.9 cubic ft. Reports, studies, autobiographies, blueprints, interviews, paintings, poems, yearbooks, newsclippings
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Includes documentation collected by military sociologists on two World War II-era Japanese-American relocation centers, along with sociological observations and studies

Kramer family papers, 1939-2009

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3970
  • Size: 5.5 cubic ft. Correspondence, pictures, diaries, and other papers.
  • Subject: Religion
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Papers include letters written to the Kramer family from Kevin Kramer while in Vienna. Also, pictures, letters, and diaries relating to Jeffrey A. Kramer's service aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz; papers concerning Samuel Kramer's World War II service; and Anne Gudis' and Samuel's war-time correspondence. Also, papers, research materials, notes, clippings, and correspondence relating to the history of the Ithaca Jewish Community.

Ladd, Carl E. papers, 1932-1943

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0087
  • Size: 23 cubic ft Curricula, budgets, printed material, clippings, correspondenc
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Includes curricula, budgets, printed material, clippings, and memoranda and correspondence with Cornell faculty and administrators, students, county extension agents, agricultural club leaders, farmers, publishers, state and federal agricultural agencies, credit associations, and state and national politicians. Subjects include administration of the College of Agriculture; appointments, promotions, and resignations of faculty and administrators; Farm and Home Week at Cornell; construction of the Arboretum; the Bailey Hortorium; the Association of Land-Grant Colleges and State Universities; the Farm Credit Administration; GLF; USDA Extension Service; Dartington Hall and the South Devon cattle; the Emergency Food Commission; farm labor during World War II, wartime agricultural production, and wartime student enrollment; the "Farm Forum" broadcast on WGY; rural electrification, Dutch elm disease, and rural education. Major correspondents include Charles Poletti, Herbert H. Lehman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Howard E. Babcock, Henry A. Wallace, Flora Rose, Edward Eastman, Leonard K. Elmhirst, and the Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva, New York

Liebling, A.J. collection, 1920-1963.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4613
  • Size: 15 linear ft. Manuscripts, correspondence, galley proofs, printed articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, documents, tapes, and films.
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Manuscripts, correspondence, and other papers of A.J. Liebling, an American journalist who served as reporter and columnist for the New Yorker magazine from 1935-1963.

Marcham, Frederick George papers, 1925-1993.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0603
  • Size: 9.4 cubic ft. Correspondence, minutes, manuscripts, articles, course outlines, notebooks, files, an audiotape, passports, a diploma, account books, legal papers, and other materials
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Papers related to Marcham's work as Professor of English History at Cornell University

Mayer, Helena and Elizabeth papers,1905-1993.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4938
  • Size: 1.5 cubic ft. Correspondence, photographs, diaries, manuscripts, documents, notes, articles, diplomas and certificates, art work, ephemera, postcards, financial material, family records, and other papers.
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Personal papers of the Mayer sisters Helena and Elizabeth include correspondence, photographs, diaries, manuscripts of novels and short stories, and documents pertaining to their status as students, displaced persons, scholars, and naturalized American citizens. Includes academic reading notes, scholarly articles, diplomas and certificates, art work, ephemera (keepsakes, coins), and postcards, financial material, retirement documents, family records, and miscellaneous other papers.

McDonald, Ruth Seely Berry papers,1850-1959.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2016
  • Size: 1 cubic ft.
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Papers of Ruth McDonald and her family include letters from her father, Romeyn Berry, concerning his writing for the ITHACA JOURNAL, the CORNELL DAILY NEWS, and other publications, the maintenance of "Stoneposts," his farm at Jacksonville, Tompkins County, events at Cornell University and in the Ithaca area, Ruth's positions in New York City, mainly with the publishing firm, Walter J. Black, Inc., his daughter Hilda's service with the Women's Army Corps during World War II, Ruth's marriage to William Naylor McDonald, 3rd, the family history she wrote, his views on literature and journalism, art criticism, religion, and current events, and other personal and professional matters; letters from Hilda, 1942-1945, mainly to her sister and father, those written from France and England referring in part to the wartime situation in those countries, scattered correspondence of other relatives, and letters of condolence on the death of Romeyn Berry; letters from Hendrik Willem van Loon to Ruth concerning his writing and illustrating and other materials relating to van Loon; letters to Ruth from Katharine ("Kip") Fuertes and a draft of Miss Fuertes' reminiscences, all of which concern her brother Louis Agassiz Fuertes, and two of his watercolor sketches of birds; and correspondence, 1850-1941, of the McDonald family of Nashville, Tennessee, and Jacksonville, Florida, and the related Hicks family, including a letter from Edward D. Hicks about his journey overland from St. Joseph, Mo. to California

McHugh, James M. papers,1930-1965.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2770
  • Size: 8.2 cubic ft. Correspondence, diaries, photographs, manuscripts, clippings, and printed material
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Included are military correspondence and intelligence reports, personal correspondence, diaries, including a journal McHugh kept on his trip over the Burma Road (Dec. 1938-Jan. 1939), photographs (ca. 1300 items, many not precisely identified, of wartime figures, and colleagues and friends), manuscripts of articles and books, and printed items

Miller, Robert D. papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3960
  • Size: 5 cubic feet. Correspondence, course materials, research.
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Collection includes personal and professional materials regarding his travels and work at Cornell

Neufeld, Maurice F. papers, ca. 1941-1949

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4002
  • Size: 3 cubic ft. Correspondence, notebooks, pamphlets, and bulletins.
  • Subject: Labor History
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Correspondence, notebooks, pamphlets, and bulletins concerning Maurice F. Neufeld's association with New York State government work during World War II, 1941-1943, and in 1948-1949.

Personius, Catherine J. oral histor

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0130OH
  • Size: 136 pp. transcript Printed Materials
  • Subject: College of Human Ecology
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Transcript of an interview with Personius conducted by Dolores Greenberg, February 7, 1964

Philippines Army Headquarters Bulletins, 1936-1945

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4405
  • Size: 1.2 cubic ft. Bulletins.
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Bulletins issued by the Philippines Army Headquarters during World War II, including a set of statements issued by General Douglas MacArthur.

Polenberg, Richard papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3804
  • Size: 4.8 cubic feet Correspondence, Manuscripts, Printed Materials, Research Material
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Professional papers relating to his research, teaching, and writings about American History

Rudin, Gail and Stephen Rudin atomic bomb collection

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6990
  • Size: .5 cubic feet. Correspondence, printed materials, models, publications, photographs
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Letters, documents, photographs, drawings, and models (signed by Paul Tibbets) related to the atomic bomb and its use in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan

Rudin, Gail and Stephen Rudin collection of Simon Lake submarine materials

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6992
  • Size: .5 cubic feet. Correspondence, printed materials, publications, photographs
  • Subject: Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Letters, stock certificates, drawings, photographs, and publications related to Simon Lake's designs for submarines

Taft, Philip records, 1840-1976.

  • Repository: Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 5541
  • Size: 16 linear feet. Correspondence, subject files, memoranda, publications, manuscripts, and audiocassettes
  • Subject: Labor History
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Subject files and research notes, which Philip Taft gathered in preparation of his book manuscripts. Included are numerous original documents, which are interspersed throughout the research notes. Particularly well documented subjects are: organized labor abroad; the AFL-CIO's position on foreign affairs; maritime unions; labor and the National Industrial Recovery Act; labor and the National Labor Relations Board; racketeering; labor and the steel industry; teachers' unions; and the two World Wars

Taylor, Myron papers, 1938-1952

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3308
  • Size: 8 cubic ft.; 1 o/s vol.; 1 map case folder. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, statements, clippings.
  • Subject: Religion
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, statements, and clippings relating to Taylor's service as personal representative of President Truman to Pope Pius XII and U.S. Ambassador on Special Missions

TeWinkel, John R. papers, 1926-1991.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4380
  • Size: 1.9 cubic ft. Correspondence; notes, flashcards, and other materials related to linguistics and spelling reform; files; an autobiography and vitae; a will; news clippings; and photographs.
  • Subject: Africa
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Human Sexuality
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Papers of John R. TeWinkel, a Cornell graduate who lived in China, Morocco, Greece, Nigeria, and the United States.

Thompson, George Jarvis papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1173
  • Size: 6.8 cubic ft. Correspondence
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Collection includes student and professional papers from several schools and travels.

Thompson, Sanford E. papers, 1888-1949.

  • Repository: Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 5615
  • Size: 8.5 linear feet. Personal, professional and business correspondence, notebooks, pamphlets, newletters, manuscripts, and experimental data and results.
  • Subject: Labor History
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Consist of documentation of Thompson's work in developing procedures for job design, work measurement, and operations planning.

Two World Wars Collection, 1918-1949

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6493
  • Size: 1.2 cubic ft. Newspapers, magazines.
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Newspapers and magazines reporting major events during World War I and II.

Van Loon, Hendrick Willem papers, 1884-1972.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3292
  • Size: 36.1 cubic ft. Correspondence, manuscripts, publications, journal clippings, illustrations, and photographs
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Collection consists of correspondence with family, friends, literary and other public figures, pertaining to his career as an author and his varied humanitarian concerns; much of the correspondence between 1939 and 1942 deals with refugees from Nazi persecution and van Loon's participation in war relief fund raising and committees.

Wells, George Frederick papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2141
  • Size: 8 linear ft.
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Religion
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Papers of George Frederick Wells include diaries, 1905-1958; writings on the rural church and various theological questions; sermons; scrapbooks and notebooks; and pamphlets, tracts and church programs. Also, correspondence, 1900-1958, much of it with World War II servicemen, but also concerning the Country Church Movement

World War II servicemen alumni files

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0822
  • Size: 3 cubic feet Correspondence, Newspapers, Photographs
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Subject: World War II
  • Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, clippings, and biographical data concerning Cornell University alumni who died during World War II.