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World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered autobiographical works relating the experiences of persons (not limited to combatants) in connection with the war.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Esther Morris Rasmussen

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-1584
Scope and Contents Letters exchanged between Esther Morris Rasmussen (1914-1991), her immediate family, and friends, 1930-1980. The collection includes correspondence from Leo. Brown, Jr. to Esther, 1934-1939 and letters from Esther’s five brothers, Richard, Edward, Walter G., Robert S. and Harold during their service in the armed forces during World War II. Included are letters exchanged in early 1945 in regards to Robert’s untimely death in an airplane crash, as well as Harold’s abrupt marriage later in the...
Dates: 1930-1980

Mrs. Ruth Van Haaften Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-1624
Overview The collection is composed of photographs, artifacts, and documents from Edward Clarence Van Haaften who was a Kalamazoo resident and veteran of both World Wars I and II. The collection ranges in date from 1917 to 1945.
Dates: 1917-1945

Rosel Family Letters Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3644
Overview This collection contains letters from mostly 1945 within the Rosel family. These letters are mostly between Dale Rosel and his wife Helen.
Dates: 1945-1946

The Forman Family Letters

 File
Identifier: RH-A-3452
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of newspaper articles, correspondence between Jack and Alta, and other miscellaneous correspondence. The items date from February 1945 to March 1946.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-1946

Zerbe Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-2330
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters documenting Thomas Zerbe and Walter Boylan’s service in the United States Navy during World War Two. Correspondence between Charlotte Zerbe, previously Charlotte Boylan, and her brother Walter Boylan who served in the US Navy during World War II. Walter Boyland was stationed temporarily at Western Michigan University during 1943 for training. Also includes are five other letters by Boylan.
Dates: 1939-1954