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World War II Archival Resources

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Manuscript Collections

  • American Newspaper Collection, Headlines and Front Pages, 1939-1945
  • Charles A Batson Papers, 1936-2009, news releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and radio scripts that document his military service during World War II.
  • Communist Party of Great Britain Pamphlet Collection centering around WWII, the Vietnam War, and the party's platform "The British Path to Socialism" in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Col. James Carroll Kemp, Sr. WWII Command Maps and Photographs, 1944-1945 - Command maps and aerial photographs from World War II that detail battles in the Hürtgen Forest in Germany 1944-1945.
  • Irene S. Howard World War II Correspondence, 1937, 1942-1944 - Correspondence from Furman alumni written to a Furman employee during WWII.
  • Robert “Bob” W. Smith Collection, 1936-1942 - Japanese items “captured” by a Furman alum while serving in the military during WWII, including coins and currency, writings, photographs, postcards, flags and a sash belt.
  • Robert C. Tucker Family Papers, 1884-1993 - Personal correspondence, photographs, and WWII memorabilia from a former Furman University Librarian (1947-1978), his parents and first wife.
  • George C. Young Collection of German War Photographs and Realia, circa 1933-1945 - Captured items from the German Embassy in Tientsin, China, 1945 - contains geopolitical publications and propaganda from the World War II era, including a series of anti-German propaganda booklets titled the "Fight for Freedom" series, a series of pro-British propaganda, and other materials on Japan. Other regions of Asia, South America, and the formation of the United Nations are also represented.
  • Alester G. Furman, Jr. Papers:
    1. (Box 4, Folder 32) Correspondence with Ian Hill, touches on impact of WWII
    2. (Box 9, Folders 4-6) News clippings, account of Pearl Harbor, progress of WWII in 1943
  • Alester G. Furman III Collection - Accession #2008-085, Boxes 1-3, Includes letters from WWII; Alester G. Furman III was a soldier in World War II, and this collection covers his correspondence with family members.
  • John Plyler, Jr. Collection accretion, accession #2008-098, Includes information about Furman men who served in WWII
  • Furman University Historical Records RG 45/005A Historic Documents (Campus Events Box), World War II Memorial Service
  • Furman University Historical Records RG 45/005A Historic Documents (Scrapbooks Box 3), (1941-1943 WWII), 1945
  • President John L. Plyler's Scrapbook Collection, Book One, 1938-1945

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