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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Variants: European War, 1939-1945 ; Second World War, 1939-1945 ; World War 2, 1939-1945 ; World War II, 1939-1945 ; World War Two, 1939-1945 ; WW II (World War, 1939-1945) ; WWII (World War, 1939-1945)

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst College War Materials Collection

Identifier: MA.00062

An artificial collection consisting mainly of publications, ephemera and correspondence related to Amherst College's involvement in various United States wars, including the Civil War, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Dates: 1829-2004

Dicken-Statham Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00268
Abstract The Dicken-Statham Family Papers contain papers related to four generations of one British family, spanning their participation in historical events during the last decades of East India Company rule in India through life in England in the 1980s. Materials in the collection include official documents pertaining to service in the East India Company and during World War I; manuscript diaries; correspondence; photographs, professional materials, and genealogical charts. There are approximately...
Dates: 1828-2014

Dudley H. Towne Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MA.00363

The personal and professional papers of Dudley H. Towne, Professor of Physics at Amherst College from 1952 to 1997. The papers include course materials, his letters home during WWII, unpublished reminiscences on his life from childhood to the end of his life with a focus on his experience as a gay man and various other materials. A guide to this collection is not yet available and portions of the collection are restricted.

Dates: 1920s to 1990s

Edwin St. John Ward (AC 1900) Papers

Identifier: MA.00189

Correspondence, legal documents, newsclippings, journal articles, one book and one map relating to the professional activities and personal life of Edwin St. John Ward, Amherst College Class of 1900. The bulk of the material falls into the years 1915-1918, when Dr. Ward was in service to the American Red Cross in Turkey, Palestine and France.

Dates: 1897-1986; Majority of material found within 1915 - 1918

Eugene S. Wilson (AC 1929), former Dean of Admissions, 1979 January 17-18

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Subject coverage: Coming to Amherst as Alumni Secretary in 1939, Teaching English during World War II, Director of Admission in 1946, "Oversized" class of 1950, Also Dean of Freshmen, Increase in Jewish Applicants, Shift from private to public school predominance, Start of Annual Report to secondary schools, Effect of "New Curriculum" on admission, Professor Arons' Impact on Science 1-2, Opposed to advance placement, Gradual fading of "New Curriculum", Reliance on school counselors in...
Dates: 1979 January 17-18

John J. McCloy (AC 1916) Papers

Identifier: MA.00035
Abstract The John J. McCloy Papers span the years 1897-1989, with the bulk of the material falling into the period 1940-1979. The roughly 60 linear feet of material cover the breadth of McCloy's activities, from lawyer to banker to government official to negotiator to behind-the-scenes adviser. The papers include working papers, correspondence, memoranda, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs, legal documents, printed material, and memorabilia. The collection includes very little personal or...
Dates: 1897-1989 ; Majority of material found within 1940-1979

John W. Dower (AC 1959) Papers

Identifier: MA.00288

Chiefly a collection of primary and secondary research materials compiled by John W. Dower in the course of several decades of teaching, research, writing and publication on the history of Japan, particularly with regard to World War II and its aftermath, popular media and racial representation. It includes articles, archival source material, correspondence, photographs, research notes, and draft manuscripts for several of Professor Dower's publications.

Dates: 1850-2010; Majority of material found within 1941-2010

Johnson, Lydia to Francis T. Bowles II, 1941 February

 File — Box 29, Folder: 60
Scope and Contents

Letter to nephew. Describes wartime mail from European countries and the censorship of mail by Nazi Germany.

Dates: 1941 February

Karl Loewenstein Papers

Identifier: MA.00206
Abstract Materials produced and collected by Karl Loewenstein (1891-1973) over the course of his long career as a political scientist, professor, lawyer, and government advisor. The papers include professional and personal correspondence, manuscripts, lecture notes, reports, memoranda, legal documents, diaries, lecture and interview transcripts, photographs, recordings, and printed material. The bulk of the collection documents Loewenstein's long academic career, which began in Munich and continued...
Dates: 1822-1977 1908-1973

Kendall Company Historical Records

Identifier: MA.00370-b
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Kendall Company from 1924 through its sale to Colgate Palmolive in 1972, with a few later items. It includes company annual reports (1955-1971) and executive and Board of Directors records and correspondence (primarily 1960-1972). The collection also includes company histories, informational publications, and advertisements as well as records of employee events, information about a number of Kendall mills, and a few samples of the company's products....
Dates: 1924-2012; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1972

Publication - "The Phi Psi Letter", 1944-1945

 File — Box 40: [Barcode: Frats 40], Folder: 9

Selective service - students registered in October 1940, undated

 File — Box 1, Folder: 54
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A variety of materials relating to physical education at Amherst and Marsh's professional work.

Dates: undated

Series 2: Diaries and Communication Logs, 1941-1963

Scope and Contents Series 2: Diaries and Communication Logs - includes eight sub-series: Sub-series A: War Department Diaries, 1941-1945 - Originally housed in five volumes, the material is now housed chronologically in folders. The war diaries document JJM's activities as Assistant Secretary of War. This material includes: records of JJM's appointments, meetings, telephone calls, and activities; itineraries and accounts of official travel; reports of selected meetings, encounters, and...
Dates: 1941-1963

Series 4: Military Training and Service, 1922-1947

Scope and Contents

Series 4 includes clippings, newspapers, military records and certificates, photographs, and a photograph album. The album documents the invasion of southern France by the U.S. 7th Army beginning on 15 August 1944.

Dates: 1922-1947

Series 8: War Department, 1935-1948, bulk: 1941 - 1945

Scope and Contents Series 8: War Department, 1935-1948 (bulk 1941-1945), includes official memoranda; correspondence; meeting notes and minutes; working papers; reports; and printed material from JJM's tenure as Assistant Secretary of War. The material is particularly interesting for what it reveals about the inner workings of the War Department during World War II and JJM's role therein. The series is divided into seven sub-series: Sub-series A: Administrative - includes background...
Dates: 1935-1948; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1945

Series 11: Japanese Americans: Relocation and Compensation, 1942-1989

Scope and Contents Contains testimony, transcripts, reports and correspondence relating to efforts to compensate Japanese Americans for their forced removal and incarceration during World War II. The material in this series does not deal directly with the actual decision to incarcerate Japanese Americans; researchers should consult War Department Records for this information. Duplicates of documents from the War Department found in this series were used by McCloy to prepare his testimony before the House...
Dates: 1942-1989

Series 34: Retrospectives, 1897, 1947 - 1986, 1980s

Scope and Contents Contains biographical material, JJM's reflections, oral histories, and correspondence covering JJM's career.The series is divided into six sub-series:Sub-series A: General and Biographical, 1960-1986 - Iincludes general biographical material as well as publications by others about JJM's career. Material is organized by type or title.Sub-series B: By John J. McCloy, 1953-1983 – Includes a small number of items written by JJM that touch on the decision to...
Dates: 1897; 1947 - 1986; 1980s

William D. Strohmeier (AC 1936) Papers

Identifier: MA.00408

The William D. Strohmeier (AC 1936) Papers contain information related to Strohmeier's interest in aviation, particularly during his time at Amherst College as a founding member of the Amherst Flying Club and the Intercollegiate Flying Club, as well as his later work training pilots for the Hawthorne School of Aeronautics in South Carolina and his career with Taylor Aircraft Company (later Piper Aircraft, Inc.).

Dates: circa 1920-1960

World War II military papers and orders, 1943-1944

 File — Box 5, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Series 5: Subject Files, undated, includes various topical biographical files relating to Friendly's life activities and interests.

Dates: 1943-1944