Found 11 collections related to World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American

Schiff, Meyer
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4848
2.52 linear feet (6 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence between Meyer Schiff, stationed in the Aleutian Islands during World War II, and his wife Evelyn, in Brooklyn. Letters from Meyer discuss his activities and the conditions in Alaska and the Aleuts during the... more
White, William Lindsay, 1900-1973
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3313
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Typescript carbon copy of They were expendable by William Lindsay White, showing author's corrections and censored deletions.
Weeks, Marian E., d. 1968
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3262
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Marian E. Weeks was a member of the New York Public Library staff. She kept this diary from April 1942 through September 6, 1944. Entries describe her experiences as an air-raid warden in New York City during the World War II
Spellman, Francis, 1889-1967
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2840
295 p
Typescript with manuscript corrections.
Norton, C. McKim
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6180
.2 linear feet (1 box)
C. McKim Norton served as a navigator specialist in the U.S. Army Amphibian Engineers in New Guinea, Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines during World War II. He advised the Philippine government on city planning. Collection consists of Norton's... more
Breed, Clara M
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 380
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Clara M. Breed was a resident of Lynn, Mass. Clara M. Breed's diaries record her trips to France and England, 1936-1937, and England, 1939. Pocket diary (1 vol., with souvenir bank check) kept irregularly 1 Dec. 1936-18 Oct. 1937, briefly notes... more
Vreeland, Diana
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 5980
27 linear feet (67 boxes)
The collection documents the professional, social and family life of Diana Vreeland (1903-1989), editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and prominent celebrity in the fashion and publishing industry. Vreeland's career at Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and the... more
Field, William B. Osgood
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6090
112 linear feet (274 boxes, 1 volume, 1 map case folder)
William Bradhurst Osgood Field and his family were prominent members of New York City and Lenox, Massachusetts society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Field was an avid book collector, gentleman farmer, and philanthropist who sat on... more
Lloyd, Georgia, 1913-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1787
46 linear feet; 109 boxes, 3 volumes, 1 oversize folder
Author, peace activist, world government advocate and philanthropist, Georgia Lloyd, 1913-1999, was executive secretary of the Campaign for World Government from 1943 until 1990. Her papers consist of correspondence, professional writings and... more
Strong, Lester Q
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2909
11 linear feet (21 boxes; 1 oversized folder)
The papers include correspondence, writings, and audiovisual materials which reflect Lester Strong's personal life and his career as writer and documenter of gay culture. Included is a collection of his family's World War II papers
Hansen family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4849
1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Hansen Family Papers comprise over 500 letters written from 1943 to 1946, and one photograph album containing over 100 photographs. Most of the letters were written by Walter and Edward Hansen, two young soldiers in the United States Army, to... more