World War II

Abraham, George and Katy papers.   14.3 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6777
Papers of George and Katy Abraham including notes, correspondence showing life in the military in Africa during World War II.

Babcock, John papers   .4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2015
Letters from Babcock to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Babcock of Ithaca, New York, and other members of his family.

Blanding, Sarah Gibson oral history   148 pp. transcript.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 47-2-O.H.169
Transcript of an interview with Blanding conducted by Dolores Greenberg, June 11, 1964.

Bodman, Nicholas C. papers   7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-13-3031
Papers include personal and autobiographical material and materials relating to his work as a linguist in China and other parts of Asia.

Cornell University, New York State College of Home Economics records   ca. 79.7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 23-2-749
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   10.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3214
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.

Frantz, Harry Warner papers   51.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4048
Collection consists of 425 scrapbook binders containing clippings, awards, correspondence, photographs, reference files, news releases, and telegrams of Harry Warner Frantz.

Gannett, Caroline Werner papers,1888-1978.   8.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2475
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.

Gannett, Frank Ernest papers, [ca. 1859]-1958.   32 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 1900
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 Ladies Garment Workers Union. Umhey, Frederick F., Executive Secretary. Correspondence, 1934-1955 [bulk 1940-1950].   28 linear ft.

Repository: Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 5780/005.
The Umhey Executive Secretary records consist primarily of organizational records, subject files, and correspondence dealing with union administrative matters.

Japanese-American Relocation Centers records, 1935-1953   22.9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3830
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   5.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3970
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   24 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 21-2-87
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.   15 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4613
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.   9.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-17-603
Papers related to Marcham's work as Professor of English History at Cornell University.

Mayer, Helena and Elizabeth papers,1905-1993.   1.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4938
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   1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2016
Papers and correspondence of Ruth McDonald and her family.

McHugh, James M. papers,1930-1965.   8.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2770
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   6.3 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 21-13-3960
Collection includes personal and professional materials regarding his travels and work at Cornell

Miller, William T. papers   10 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-8-3021
Papers, primarily relating to his research in fluorine chemistry, especially his work on the Manhattan Project at Columbia University. Also, files relating to the Cornell Chemistry Dept. and building projects in Baker Laboratory.

Neufeld, Maurice F. papers, ca. 1941-1949   3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4002
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.

New York Farm Labor Program photograph album   1 v.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4519
Photograph album, compiled by S.R. Shapley, State Farm Labor Superviser, with 8 x 10 photographs and captions relating to the activities of the program.

Personius, Catherine J. oral history   136 pp. transcript.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 47-2-O.H.130
Transcript of an interview with Personius conducted by Dolores Greenberg, February 7, 1964.

Philippines Army Headquarters Bulletins, 1936-1945   1.2 cubic ft.

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

Polenberg, Richard papers   4.8 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-17-3804
Professional papers relating to his research, teaching, and writings about American History.

Rudin, Gail and Stephen Rudin atomic bomb collection   .5 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6990
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   .5 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6992
Letters, stock certificates, drawings, photographs, and publications related to Simon Lake's designs for submarines.

Taylor, Myron papers, 1938-1952   8 cubic ft.; 1 o/s vol.; 1 map case folder.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3308
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.   1.9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4380
Papers of John R. TeWinkel, a Cornell graduate who lived in China, Morocco, Greece, Nigeria, and the United States.

Thompson, George Jarvis papers   6.8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 18-2-1173
Collection includes student and professional papers from several schools and travels.

Two World Wars Collection, 1918-1949   1.2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Collection Number: 6493.
Newspapers and magazines reporting major events during World War I and II.

United States Army 366th Infantry Regiment and other Colored Divisions Collection   8.5

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8501
Collection contains collected information pertaining mostly to the 366th Infantry Regiment.

Van Loon, Hendrick Willem papers, 1884-1972.   36.1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3292
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   8 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2141
Papers of George Frederick Wells include diaries; writings on various theological questions; sermons; scrapbooks and notebooks; pamphlets, correspondence, tracts and church programs.

World War II servicemen alumni files   3 cubic feet

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 41-2-822
Correspondence, photographs, clippings, and biographical data concerning Cornell University alumni who died during World War II.


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