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Badia Family WWII Letters

Identifier: 00045
Scope and Contents

The Badia Family WWII Letters Collections contains over 500 letters and associated pieces of ephemera relating to correspondence between Danny Badia and Leona De Nardo between the years 1941 and 1947. Primarily relating to WWII, these letters offer a glimpse into civilian and military life in the United States during the war years.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1941 - 1947

Dr. Heather Frazer and Dr. John O'Sullivan Research Collection

Identifier: UAFP0012
Scope and Contents The Frazer-O’Sullivan Collection contains the research for the co- authored book, We Have Just Begun to Not Fight: An Oral History of Conscientious Objectors in the Civilian Public Service During World War II, by Heather Frazer and John O’Sullivan. More than 40,000 American men refused to fight during World War II. Citing principled opposition, they declared themselves conscientious objectors. Rejecting combat duty, nearly 12,000 men entered Civilian Public Service (CPS) with the intent to...
Dates: 1871 - 2006

Harold L. Glasser Collection

Identifier: SPC00006
Scope and Contents Harold L. Glasser (1918 - 2009) was accomplished in both business and law. He was a native New Yorker and received his B.A., J.D. and L.L.M. degrees from New York University and Columbia Law School respectively. Most notably Mr. Glasser had a distinguished military career serving overseas in World War II as a bombardier, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was awarded 12 combat decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and he received...
Dates: Created: 1918 - 2007; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/2011

Herman and Ida Herst Collection

Identifier: SPC00018
Scope and Contents Herman “Pat” Herst (1909 – 1999) is most widely recognized for his exceptional contributions to philately. He was a prolific writer of philatelic literature and won every important award in the field, including the American Philatelic Society’s Luff award. A third generation Mason, Herst was born and educated in Portland, Oregon, but spent most his life in New York and a member of the Masonic Stamp Club. Herst first championed the popular trend of topical collecting, specializing in...
Dates: Created: 1690 - 1995

Jose M. Colon Collection

Identifier: SPC00032
Scope and Contents

Jose M. Colon Collection (1928-2017), a Merchant Marine Veteran, this collection includes his service awards and medals, set of publications regarding the Merchant Marines. Although many of the publications memorialize fallen Marines and Merchant Marine Veterans, one publication goes into detail about the history of the Merchant Marines and their involvement in World War II. Mr. Colon served in both World War II and the Korea War.

Dates: Created: 1945 - 2010

K. Frank Korf Papers

 Collection — Container: 17 Boxes
Identifier: SPC00002
Scope and Contents This important collection includes letters and memoirs written by Frank Korf during his wartime assignment as Officer-in-Charge of a Military Combat Intelligence Team for the 97th Infantry Division of General George S. Patton's 3rd U.S. Army in Europe. Korf, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a liberator of Flossenburg concentration camp, offers a unique view of the meaning and conduct of war. Additional materials in the Korf Collection include correspondence, photographs and...
Dates: Created: 1909-2000; Other: Majority of material found in 1976-1985

Kerner WWII Photograph Collection

Identifier: SPC00031
Scope and Contents Stanley Kerner (b. 1926), a native of Brooklyn, New York served in the United States Army during the latter-end of World War II in the Signal Corps attaining the rank of Sergeant. His posting was at Signal Corps Headquarters in Caserta, Italy at the Royal King’s Palace from 1945 to 1947. Among the various places he saw and encountered, was Capri, a beautiful island off the coast of Italy, other Italian cities such as Milan, Bari, Pisa, and Naples, and Switzerland. A cherished memory for...
Dates: Created: 1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1946

Roy A. Buckley Photographs Collection

Identifier: SPC00040
Scope and Contents The Roy A. Buckley Collection contains black and white photographs taken by the United States Army 669th Engineer Topographic Company during World War II. The unit’s primary function during the war would have been land surveying, terrain analysis and visualization, and map making for analysis and use by commanders in military operations. The photographs, personally taken by Master Sergeant Roy A. Buckley, depict members of the U.S. Army inspecting the bodies of concentration camp victims...
Dates: 1944 - 1946

Virginia Huber World War II Letters

Identifier: SPC00042
Scope and Contents This collection contains the correspondence of Virginia Huber (1927 – 2014) to and from six servicemen from the vicinity of her hometown in Forrest, Illinois during World War II. The correspondence was carefully collected, arranged, and preserved by Virginia who was a senior in high school when she began writing to several of these young men. Virginia’s letters to the servicemen were originally handwritten but she carefully typed and preserved a copy on onion skin paper which she housed in...
Dates: 1943-1946

William Rosenblatt Photography Collection

Identifier: SPC00020
Scope and Contents

William Rosenblatt Collection contains black and white photographs taken by the United States Army Signal Corps during World War II. Most of the photographs depict various members of the United States Army and relief organization workers in France and Belgium. The collection also contains some personal photographs of William Rosenblatt in Paris during that time and some postcards from Laval and Verdun France.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944