Minnesota World War II Collections
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
One box of materials including correspondence including v-mail, a copy of official document concerning the Army’s efforts to raise money for the relief effort, photos, and publicity materials on Ralph Magelssen.
One box. The collection details and documents Harrington's donation of a mobile canteen for the British Military via the English-Speaking Union. Correspondence and newspaper clippings on the American Red Cross, Hennepin County Chapter.
The collection consists of five scrapbooks detailing Cliff Nyberg's experience with the U.S. Army 11th Field Hospital during World War II. The scrapbooks include photographs, documents, ensignia, newspaper clippings, and assorted records.
Newspaper clippings and postcards sent by First Lieutenant Melvin Roy Swensen to his family in Minneapolis. Swensen was a Japanese prisoner of war from 1942 to 1945. The postcards are forms issued by the Imperial Japanese Army with short messages from Swensen.
The collection consists of loose-leaf diaries written by Peter Kosmas between 1936 and 1943 while he was a student at Washburn High School and the University of Minnesota. The bulk of the diary entries are handwritten and focus on Kosmas' academic, social, and family life. The diaries occassionally include newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera, including a 1941 Washburn High School commencement program. Several entries relate to World War II.
Three boxes. Collection includes photographs, official notices, clippings (concerning establishment of the Women's Reserve Corps, dress, and special events); publications, and miscellaneous ephemera. Box 1 includes clippings, photos, and ephemera. Box 2 is a scrapbook covering 1943-1947. Box 3 is a service scrapbook album, U.S. Marines, 1943-1940s.
The collection consists of one photoalbum featuring the U.S.S. Minneapolis on its leather cover. The book contains an autograph page and family photos by an unknown owner. The photos were chiefly taken in Hawaii in 1941. Several images include family members on the S.S. Lurline. It in not clear if anyone pictured served on the U.S.S. Minneapolis.
The collection consists of 2 boxes containing various items pertaining to the War Production Board (WPB) from the Minnesota, North and South Dakota region. Includes good documentation of the process of Mr. Jensen being hired on with the War Production Board, organizational charts, reports, publications, photographs, and clippings pertaining to the WPB during the years 1942-1947.