World War, 1939-1945
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
29th Division oral history collection
This oral history collection consists of interviews with nine members of the 29th Division, an infantry division of the United States Army that saw action in the Normandy Invasion, or D-Day, during World War II. Interviewed between 1987-1989, the veterans discuss their battalions, their ranks, objectives, tactics they implemented, and the obstacles they faced.
Boone-O'Brien-Harnickell family papers
The papers in the Boone-O'Brien-Harnickell collection span a period from 1878 until 1974, with the bulk of these falling between the years 1939 and 1950. The majority of the papers are letters, documents and cards, although there are a few hand-written manuscripts.
Canelos collection of World War II letters
This collection primarily contains correspondence mailed to Seaman Bill Canelos of Baltimore, Maryland between 1943-1944 during World War II. Correspondents include his mother, Mary, and sister, Anastasia, as well as various relatives and female acquaintances in Baltimore.
Carlton Dates correspondence
The collection contains correspondence from Carlton Dates to his wife and daughter in Baltimore, Maryland while he was serving in the United States Navy during World War II. These letters yield a picture of the life of a Black serviceman and his family during the war.
Chesley R. Hall manuscript collection
This collection contains documents related to Chesley “Chet” Roland Hall’s service with the Navy during World War II. This includes a diary kept by Hall during his time in Africa and London, England from 1943 to 1944.
Despeaux-Mitchell photograph collection
The collection contains photographs and genealogical materials related to the Despeaux family, including Gore, Eccleston, Steen, and Mitchell family lines. The collection also contains photographs and U.S. Army service records of James I. Mitchell a member of the U.S. Army’s 29th division during World War II.
Duke and Duchess of Windsor scrapbooks
This collection consists of 23 scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings regarding the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, 1936-1938. Topics include the abdication crisis, the personal lives of the Duke and Duchess, their marriage and exile in France, and political and diplomatic events leading up to World War II.
Elbert Kenneth Saxmann manuscript collection
This collection contains documents and ephemera relating to the life of Corporal Elbert K. Saxmann, focusing primarily upon World War II.
Elbert Kenneth Saxmann photograph collection
This collection contains photographs taken by or pertaining to Elbert K. Saxmann’s life.
Glenn L. Martin oral history collection
The Glenn L. Martin oral history collection contains interviews with four women who worked for the Glenn L. Martin aircraft company during World War II. Interviewed between 1995-1996, the narrators discuss how they came to live in Baltimore, their housing communities and jobs in the plant, and the overall effect of World War II on the home front.