World War (1939-1945)
Subject Source: Fast
Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
"Boston & New York R.P.O Train 500," Letters from a New Haven Railroad Signal Maintainer to his Soldier Son in Wartime, 1942-1943. Excerpts from letters written by Harry B. Chase. Transcribed and edited by his son Harry B. Chase, Jr., 2003
File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Content From the Collection: The collection consists of several writings by Harry B. Chase, Jr.:"'Boston & New York R.P.O Train 500,' Letters from a New Haven Railroad Signal Maintainer to his Soldier Son in Wartime, 1942-1943. Excerpts from letters written by Harry B. Chase. Transcribed and edited by his son Harry B. Chase, Jr." The typed manuscript is 47 pages...
Abstract In 1838, six Cheney brothers established the Mount Nebo Silk Company in Manchester, CT. The company adopted the family name in 1843. Aided by booming national markets, a protective tariff, and innovative production methods, the company grew into the nation's largest and most profitable silk mill by the late 1880s. The company pioneered the wastesilk spinning method and the Grant's reel. The company reached its peak in 1923, after which it quickly declined due to industry wide overproduction and...
Dates: undated, 1734 - 1979
Abstract An artificial collection, the Connecticut Soldiers Collection was created to provide a starting point for research concerning the experiences of Connecticut servicemen from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. The sources for the materials are provided in the collection.
Dates: undated, 1809-2000
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract The collection contains correspondence from Linwood Aldrich to his wife, Esther Aldrich, between 1943 and 1944.
Dates: undated, 1943-1944
Abstract Correspondence, military records, photographs and memorabilia of Second Lieutenant Fillipo D. Antonucci of West Hartford, Connecticut. Lt. Antonucci served in the Army Air Corps from 1939 until he was reported missing in action in October 1944.
Dates: undated, 1936-1995; Majority of material found within 1939-1949
Collection — Box 1
Abstract Correspondence from Staff Sergeant Bernard "Barney" Masopust, USMC, to his wife during basic training (North Carolina) and service overseas in Japan, 1945-1946.
Dates: undated, 1945-1946
Abstract Collection contains letters to Carl and Lil Davis from their sons and relatives during World War II.
Abstract This collection of World War II memorabilia donated by Technician Third Grade, Dexter Wilcomb, contains a scrapbook maintained by Wilcomb that displays an award citation, photos, newspaper clippings, postcards , foreign currency, pressed flowers, and othre memorabalia for his time in Europe during WWII. Also in the collection are clippings from Army publications and war maps.
Dates: undated, 1943-1945
Collection — Box 1
Abstract Corporal Filias J. Plourd of Hartford, CT, served primarily in the post office of the 260th Infantry. A noncombatant over the age of thirty-five, his letters were sent primarily to his brother, Launce.
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence between members of the Gambino family of Mansfield, CT, and friends while in military service between 1941 and 1952. The majority of the correspondence is to or from Vincent Gambino.
Dates: undated, 1941-1995
Abstract Corporal Burton Ingraham served in the 3580th QM Company, U.S. Army, and was stationed at Camp Polk, Louisiana before being shipped out to England and later France. The correspondence is primarly from Cpl. Ingraham to his wife, Gladys ("Butch") Forbes Ingraham, although there are also letters from Gladys' brother, Gerald Forbes, and several other acquaintances. A small portion of the collection contains information about the Colt Manufacturing Company in Hartford where Gladys was employed.
Dates: undated, 1941-1945
Abstract Peter Lukoff, Company C, 48th Armor Infantry Battalion, lived in Norwich, Connecticut. The bulk of the collection documents Lukoff's experiences from training in the United States (South Carolina) and his activities in France, Belgium, Germany and England from 1944-1945.
Dates: undated, 1944-1945
Collection — Box 1
Abstract Yeoman 3rd Class Phillip C. Edwards of Norwich, CT, served on the submarine “U.S.S. Sand Lance” during World War II.
Dates: undated, 1938-1945
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract Collection contains correspondence, photographs and similar materials associated with the World War II experiences of Raymond G. Davis of Hartford, Connecticut.
Dates: undated, 1942-1946
Abstract Personal letters between Major Raymond E. Hagedorn, his wife, and friends during the second World War. The letters describe his training at Fort Blanding, Florida and Fort Benning, Georgia in 1941, and follow him through his service in the pacific between September 1942 and April 1943. Beginning April 1943 the letters focus on his time at military hospitals both in and outside of the United States, and describe medical retirement from the Army. Also included in the collection are numerous...
Dates: undated, 1932-1946
Abstract Correspondence of four brothers, Bernard J. Ward, Edward J. Ward, Robert F. Ward and Thomas P. Ward of Newington, Connecticut. All the correspondence is directed to Bernard "Bernie" or his wife, Louise.
Dates: undated, 1942-1945
Abstract: The Thomas J. Dodd Papers illuminate the diverse public life of a self-styled crusader. The collection consists primarily of material from Dodd's Senate years (1959-1971) and the Nuremberg war crimes trial before the International Military Tribunal from 1945-1946.
Dates: undated, 1919-1971
Abstract The Farrel Company was founded in 1848 in Ansonia, Connecticut, by Almon Farrel and his son Franklin, and made brass and iron castings, wooden mortise gears and parts for water-power plants. By the 1860s the company was producing rollng mill equipment for the rapidly expanding copper and brass industries, and pioneered in the development of processing machinery for the rubber industry. Other items produced included stone and ore crushers, iron rolls (used for milling) and processing equipment...
Dates: undated, 1800-1993
Abstract The Office of Price Administration, a federal agency, was established in 1941 by Executive Orders 8734 and 8875. During its existence, the OPA was responsible for setting maximum prices on most products. The OPA and several other agencies were consolidated to form the Office of Temporary Controls in December 1946 by Executive Order 9809 and disbanded in 1947. [Additional materials are located in RG 035 at the Connecticut State Library.]
Abstract The collection contains newspapers, fliers, realia and similar materials associated with living in wartime Britain.
Abstract Andre Schenker was born in 1897 and received his education at the Connecticut Agricultural College (UConn) and Yale University. He was a professor of history at UConn from 1928 - 1965.
Dates: undated, 1898-1972
Abstract The James Slater papers documents Slater's career as a world renowned entomologist and faculty member at the University of Connecticut from 1953 until his retirement in 1988. The correspondence, diaries, notes, records, photographs and other materials also reflect Slater's research on milk glass and colonial gravestones.
Abstract The collection contains materials documenting Mr. Smith's World War II military service and experiences at the Nuremberg Trials in addition to his later career in West Hartford politics.
Dates: circa 1945
Abstract Carl Viggiani, Emeritus Professor of Romance Languages and Literature at Wesleyan University, was a member of a “Spearhead Military Government Team” attached to the 83rd Infantry Division during World War II.
Dates: undated, 1938-1996
Abstract Photographs of locomotives and scenes of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, the Boston & Albany Railroad and the Boston & Maine Railroad, and of street railroads in the Boston, Massachusetts, area, most taken in the 1930s and 1940s, most likely by James W. Wall. The collection also includes photographs of scenes that show men in the United States Army in World War II in Europe and after the war in Japan.
Dates: undated, 1934-1991
Abstract This collection consists of forty-four large informational posters published by the U.S. Army Information Branch during the Second World War in order to provide news from the war fronts and educate service members on friendly and enemy equipment, tactics, and other important subjects. This collection represents only a fractio n of the entire run; more than two hundred posters were published between 1942 and 1946.
Dates: 1943 - 1946