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Guide to the World War II Collection
||Guide to the World War II Collection
||The World War II collection is an "artificial" collection of subject-related materials
acquired by the New-York Historical Society at different times from a variety of sources.
Letters to New-York Historical Society superintendent Garrett H. Winter from nine
employees on active service describe different war experiences in different branches
of the armed services during basic training and from combat. There are also letters
from Britain by Edward Tempest in Yorkshire describing air raids and British morale
during the blitz. Other correspondence includes an account by a sailor on board the
Hilary P. Jones of a search and rescue operation for American sailors whose ship was sunk off the
coast of Iceland by a German U-boat, V-mail, and an exchange of letters from 1942
about the ban on taking photographs in New York Harbor. Documents in the collection
include a ration book belonging to a 12-year-old boy, a civilian service award, and
a war damage insurance policy.
||0.43 Linear feet (1 box)