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WWII. World War II

 Topic Guide
Identifier: WWII
This classification groups together collections on the topic of World War, 1939-1945.

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Edward Hauck World War II Collection (SC-332)

Identifier: SC-332
Scope and Contents Edward Hauck was a life-long Dayton resident and World War II veteran. The collection consists of original drawings by a soldier known as “Poncho” (a member of Hauck’s Roger Squad) during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. The drawings depict fellow Roger Squad members (including Hauck) and combat scenes. The collection also includes letters (written on the backs of the drawings) from Hauck to his wife back home in Dayton and one photograph of Hauck and his brothers in their military...
Dates: 1944-1945, 1951

Martin "Ray" Hertz, War & Work Memoirs (SC-278)

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: SC-278
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one binder of writings by Mr. Hertz on his career in the US Army Air Corps through the United States Air Force, and later the Ohio Air National Guard. The writings chronicle the time period between 1940 and 1957.

Dates: 1940-1957

John Houser Aviation Prints

Identifier: MS-600

The collection contains three different sets of aviation art prints collected by John Houser: 10 prints from the Phillips Petroleum Company Historical Aviation Reprints of WWI and WWII aircraft, circa 1960s; 4 prints from the Edo Floater Collector Series depicting floatplanes from 1929 and 1933; and 42 offset lithographs of WWI planes and pilots from the Leach Corporation Heritage of the Air Collection copyrighted from 1959-1969.

Dates: 1959-1969

Charles A. Kline Papers

Identifier: MS-342

The Charles A. Kline Papers contain letters to and from Kline, a soldier from Ohio during WWI. The collection is a source of information for research relating to WWI, soldier life, and Camp Sherman located in Chillicothe, Ohio. Also, this information could be used for genealogical purposes for descendents of the Kline Family.

Dates: 1917-1922

Eric Ernst Kohlhagen Papers (SC-374)

Identifier: SC-374

Eric Kohlhagen was a German Jew and dentist who survived more than 6 years in various concentration camps, including Auschwitz, before escaping and immigrating to the United States. He wrote an extensive and detailed memoir about his experiences in the camps. The collection includes copies of the memoir, correspondence, education documents, newspaper clippings, and a few photographs.

Dates: 1928 - 1981

Lloyd Kress Papers (SC-106)

Identifier: SC-106
Scope and Contents

V-mail written by Kress home and photocopies of newspaper clippings, both from 1945 and from 1995, as part of a retrospective series. Kress witnessed the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri.

Dates: 1945-1995

Eleanor McCann Dayton Music Scrapbook (SC-379)

Identifier: SC-379

The collection consists of a single scrapbook containing clippings, original materials (such as programs and correspondence), and occasional handwritten commentary, mostly focused on Dayton's classical music scene in the 1930s and 1940s. Eleanor McCann was the music director at the Dayton Art Institute at the time.

Dates: 1925 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1943

Walter McCaslin Papers

Identifier: MS-198
Abstract McCaslin was a well-known Dayton journalist who was the art critic and book reviewer for both the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Journal Herald. His papers consist primarily of letters written by McCaslin to an old friend in Zanesville where he grew up. Subjects covered include McCaslin's World War II experiences, his opinions about contemporary politics and political leaders, as well as his day to day activities. Also included in the collection is a selection of clippings of McCaslin's...
Dates: 1944-1984

Jean Moreo Papers (SC-37)

Identifier: SC-37

Collection contains copies of photographs and a newspaper article concerning Moreo, a WASP and a member of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.

Dates: 1944; 1977

Eleanor Must Oral History (SC-327)

Identifier: SC-327
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a single oral history with Eleanor (Hambury) Must, primarily about growing up a German Jew, in Nazi Germany, prior to World War II, and the trials and tribulations she and her family faced not only in getting out of Germany, but also Europe; and also her immigration to the United States and how her early life took shape here. The oral history was conducted on May 15, 2015, by archivist Gino Pasi.

Dates: 2015