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Guide to the World War II Collection
1940-1945
 MS 672

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Title: Guide to the World War II Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1940-1945
Abstract: 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 USS 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.
Quantity: 0.43 Linear feet (1 box)
Call Phrase: MS 672