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Soldiers -- United States -- 20th century -- Archival resources

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Walter B. Alsky papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 7043
Abstract Walter B. Alsky was born on June 30, 1917 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941, and was assigned to the IV Fighter Command, Signal Headquarters, in Oakland, California. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to Monterey Park and marrked Victoria H. Sladik, from whom he was divorced by 1947. Alsky never remarried, but his obituary notes that he was survived by his domestic partner of 47 years, Cliff Bagwell, a hairstylist who operated a salon in Alhambra. Alsky...
Dates: 1930s-1950s

Orion Ashenfelter papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 0195
Abstract

A collection of nineteen letters written by Orion Ashenfelter to his family while on his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, which began on January 29, 1900. Included in these letters is an eyewitness account of events during the Boxer Rebellion in China.

Dates: 1901-1903

Harold C. Carey letters

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 6075
Abstract

6 letters written by Lieutenant Harold C. Carey, United States Navy, to his mother Thelma and his brothers Pat and Cortez who were living in Inglewood, California, 1942-1943. Letters are primarily concerned with personal and family matters. Such letters give us an insight of Carey's daily life in the a Navy during the Second World War.

Dates: 1942 - 1948

Connie Conaway letters

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 7014
Abstract Letters and postcards from Corporal Art Harm to Connie (Vernacaleen) Conaway (Haught). Although primarily love letters, the letters and postcards also contain details about Corporal Harm's basic training at Fort Murphy, Florida. The letters begin in May 1943 and end in September 1943. Also included is a photograph of Corporal Harm, inscribed to Connie and dated June 22, 1943; a telegram; and a letter from Cyrus Lounsbury. Connie was born in Oklahoma, but was living in Los Angeles by 1943....
Dates: 1943 - 1945

William Flournoy collection of World War I letters, leaflets, and other material

 Collection
Identifier: 0041
Abstract

This small collection, gathered by William R. Flournoy, father of former California State Controller Houston Flournoy, consists of letters from the front; leaflets from points-of-interest in England and France; copy of an Army field manual belonging to Flournoy.

Dates: circa 1916-1919

Erica Gunter papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 6069
Abstract

Collection of letters and photographs collected by Erica (Ricky) Gunter. The bulk of the letters (including telegrams) are from Richard (Dick) Paxton. Gunter was a German Jew who fled Nazi Germany with her brother. She met Paxton in 1944 or early 1945 while serving as a camera operator creating military training films. Dick Paxton was a regular character actor in a number of films.

Dates: circa 1945-1949

William C. Herbert papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0398
Abstract

The William C. Herbert papers was brought to USC during the 1990s via Associate Dean for Development and Law School Historian John (Tom) Tomlinson whose expertise includes the history of USC. Though the collection's focus is the correspondence between Herbert and his mother during World War II when he was overseas, at some point later, Herbert studied and graduated from USC with a B.S. in Social Studies. His graduation photo is in the 1957 edition of USC's El Rodeo

Dates: 1930s-1990s

Johnny Tolbert letters

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 6089
Abstract The Johnny Tolbert letters is a collection of 151 letters and four Western Union telgrams sent from United States Army soldier Johnny Tolbert (1924-1989), also known as Johnnie Clifton or J.C., to Ruth Mae Clennell (1925-2000) from San Pedro, California between 1943-1946. Tolbert met Clennell on September 2, 1943, the night before his deployment to the South Pacific. Tolbert's love and affection for Clennell and his feelings of homesickness are the main themes of the letters,...
Dates: 1943-1946

Arthur Mansback papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0040
Abstract

The Arthur Mansback papers consists of letters, postcards, telegrams, photographs, training materials, and printed ephemera created and collected by Private Arthur Mansback during his tour of duty in the United States Army Expeditionary Forces in France during the second half of 1918. The letters, in conjunction with Mansback's training materials and the postcards he collected, provide a broad overview of the daily life of an American foot soldier during the last months of World War I.

Dates: 1918, 1940s (bulk 1918)

Harold Martinez correspondence

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 6074
Abstract

26 letters written by Mexican-American solider Harold Martinez between June 1944 nd March 1946 while serving in the military during World War II. Addressed to his brother George, also in the army, and his mother, the letters begin when Harold was serving as a tank driver at Fort Knox. A few of the letters are stamped by the Army censor. Martinez was born in Arizona in 1925. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corps at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California, on March 1, 1944.

Dates: 1944 June-1946 March