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Bibliography: The U.S. in Wartime

 Spanish-American War

MMS 121 f Spanish-American War Scrapbook, 1898-1899
Scrapbook compiled by an unknown person from Tiffin or Kenton, contains clippings concerning Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Regiment, Company E.

MMS 1805 Dwight R. Yates Papers
Correspondence, 1898-1899
Correspondence from a Wood County, Ohio man during his Spanish-American War service, covering training and experiences in Cuba.

MMS 1874 United Spanish War Veterans. Northwest Ohio Boosters Club
Minutes, 1925-1942, 1945-1950
Summary reports of meetings, lists of individual Camps present, with some loose written and printed material and clippings glued in back cover.

 World War I

MS 589 Henry Ellsworth Papers
Papers, 1915-1923.
Correspondence, membership lists for the Ladies and Men's Red Circle Class, a diary (1917), poems, philosophical, and historical writings of a Wood County resident.

MS 686 Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. Wood County Barracks #71 (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Records, 1963-1983.
Minutes, membership rosters, newsletters, and printed material. Local chapter organized in 1964 (.5 linear ft.)

MS 687 Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. Wood County Barracks #71. Ladies Auxiliary (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Records, 1965-1985.
Minutes, membership list, scattered correspondence, and printed material. Local chapter organized in 1965 (.25 linear ft.)

MS 721 William C. Eichelberger
Papers, 1826-1990s.
Correspondence, genealogical files, memoirs, and reports documenting the Eichelberger and Carman families, including members who served in the Civil War and in the medical corps during World War I.

MS 1021 Emerson Family Papers
Papers, 1918-1919.
Correspondence and diary of Scott Harold and Earl W. Emerson of Bloomdale, Ohio during their overseas service during and immediately after World War I.

MS 1049 St. Mary's Catholic Church. Loyola Club (Toledo, Ohio)
Scrapbooks, 1917-1930.
Includes scrapbooks of a parish youth organization dedicated to boosting morale of Toledo servicemen during World War I. Four scrapbooks of soldier correspondence are included.

MS 1116 Young-Furst Collection
Papers, 1916-1924, 1942, 1960s
Photos from the Lima News printers and the International Typographical Union Local 296. Sandusky photos include a variety of Lake Erie scenes.  Other photograph series depict camp life of U.S. soldiers stationed in Europe during WW I.  Artifacts and books documenting Furst's career as a marine engineer on the Great Lakes.

MMS 1523  Heral Watson Gardinier (1895-1918)
Papers, 1916-1919.
Transcripts of letters and insurance papers of a soldier who served in the 126th Infantry, 32nd Division, Company E during the Punitive Expedition against Mexico and during World War I.

MMS 1784 Gramm-Bernstein Motor Truck Company (Lima, Ohio)
Photographic material 1908-1940.
Photographs, with photocopies of supporting newspaper articles, related to the Liberty truck produced by the Gramm-Bernstein Motor Truck Company during World War I, and biographical information on Carl J. Bigelow, who worked as chassis superintendent for the company.

MMS 9 Port Clinton War Fund Committee (Port Clinton, Ohio)
Account Book, 1918-1919
Cash book from January 1918 to October 1919

MMS 1066 Myron Hanna, M.D.
Correspondence, 1917-1919
Photocopies of letters written by a Deshler, Ohio physician during service in World War I; with typed transcripts.

MMS 1729 Ferris Wellman Myrice
Papers, 1918-1919
Photocopies of a diary of a Deshler, Ohio man, kept while in service with the 332nd Regiment in Italy during World War I, with copies of photographs and other papers. Transcript available online.

MMS 1851 Wendell E. Watson (1893-1983)
Papers, 1918-1919
World War I letters.

MMS 1911  Albert Krueger
Correspondence, December 26, 1918
Letter from Wormhoudt, France, describing aftermath of War.

World War I Newspaper Correspondence Index
1917-1919
Index by author and date, provides information about servicemen and others whose letters were published in northwest Ohio newspapers during that conflict.

 World War II

MS 197 mf  Mary Frances Goldmann Klein
Papers, 1942-1946.
Scrapbooks, correspondence, official documents, brochures, clippings, and photographs pertaining to service in the Women's Army Corps during World War I of Toledo woman. Microfilm. (See also MMS 1318, below, Interview)

MS 241 Annie Laurie Turnbull Panning (1902-1982)
Papers, 1905-1982.
Scrapbook, photographs, correspondence, and a few personal items documenting the years in the women's Army Corps of a Toledo, Ohio woman. (2 linear feet)

MS 448 Reynolds Family
Papers, 1941-1986.
Correspondence and photographs of the Robert and Hazel Fry Reynolds family. Especially noteworthy are the letters 1951-1953, and 1941 and 1945 covering the military service of two sons during the Korean War and World War II.

MS 493 A. Lowell Randall (1912-1997)
Papers, 1942-1945
World War II era correspondence from a Bowling Green, Ohio podiatrist serving with the U. S. Army in Naples, Italy and Okinawa, Japan, written to his mother. (1 linear foot)

MS 542 Donnal Vore Smith (1901-1989)
Papers, 1943-1944.
Incoming and outgoing correspondence during World War II from soldiers and their families to Smith, while he was President of New York State Teachers College at Cortland, N.Y. (.25 linear ft.)

MS 663 Boltz Family
Papers, 1871-1981.
Family collection from North Baltimore, Ohio, including World War II correspondence and memoirs, legal and financial documents, photographs, and printed material; collection centers around Harry Emerson Boltz, editor of the North Baltimore News. (.25 linear ft.)

MS 734 Demas Lindley Sears
Papers, 1938-1945.
Correspondence, reports, photographs, maps, and printed material relating to service during World War II in the Pacific and covering period from 1938 to 1945.

MS 736 Vernell R. Miller
Papers, 1945-1946.
Correspondence from a member of Company C, 13th Engineers, U.S. Army, describing service stateside and in Korea in 1946.

MS 792 Robert Warren Wolfe
Papers, 1942-1945.
Correspondence, scrapbook, and manuscripts from a member of the 187th Engineer Combat Batallion, U.S. Army, describing his service in Europe during World War II.

MS 794 Schall Family
Papers, 1933-1968
Incoming correspondence (primarily from the family of Heinrich Cordes in Germany), discussing family matters, including the situation of the family during WW II, as well as detailed Shall and Seyfang family genealogical documents. There is a gap in the correspondence from 1939-1945. Written in German.

MS 858 Hefner Family
Papers, 1945-1952
Correspondence between various members of a Lima, Ohio area family during the period at the end of World War II and during the Korean War, primarily the letters from the mother, Zelma Hefner to her sons. Some transcripts available online.

MS 871 History 303 World War II Interviews
Oral interviews, 2000-2001.
Consists of oral history interviews conducted by students in the History 303 (World War II) course taught at BGSU, with participants in the war. The topics ranged from their training, battle experience, attitudes, and post-war adjustment. 1.25 linear feet of recordings.

MS 918 Merl B. Smith Collection
Papers, 1930s-1970s
Personal papers and teaching notes used by a Toledo physician as a medical educator, as well as notes, papers, and publications associated with his service with the U.S. Army Air Force as a flight surgeon.

MS 964 Carter Family
Papers, 1796-1995
Personal collection centered on the families of Lena B. Rees and James L. Carter, their ancestors, and children. Contains extensive genealogical material, photographs, and some correspondence, including a few letters written by Rees family members in the 72nd O.V.I. during the Civil War and an extensive series by Robert A. Carter while in training for submarine service during World War II.

MS 984 Byron Armbruster
Papers, 1942-1945
Letters written by a soldier in the 82nd, and later the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, from training through service in Europe including the D-Day Allied invasion, the Battle of Bastogne, and Berchtesgaden. Photocopies of scrapbooks include photographs, official documents and newspaper articles, all of which help document his World War II experiences. Transcripts available online.

MS 1007 Gerald Rees
Correspondence, 1943-1945.
Correspondence, covering the period from induction at Camp Perry through training at various U.S. bases and extending through the entire period of service in the European Theater of Operations, primarily at training bases in England and in Northern France and Germany until after VE Day.

MS 1025 Virginia Uhlman Nader Papers
Papers, 1860s-1998
Bowling Green, Ohio
Letters, genealogical materials, and other documents as well as a collection of books, printed material, and photographs centered on the Uhlman, Millikin, and Baldwin families. The bulk of the collection exists in an extensive grouping of letters sent and received by various members of the family, including wartime correspondence.  50 linear feet, 11 bound volumes.

MS 1035 Charles F. Snyder
Papers, 1938-1952.
Correspondence documenting the World War II experience of a former Bowling Green State University student from Bryan, Ohio through letters to and from his family, and fiancée. The collection also contains some unidentified photographic negatives (including a few with individuals in uniform), and ephemeral material from his student days.

MS 1048 Donald F. Rodawig Papers
Papers, 1938-1944.
Transcripts, with some photocopies, of original letters and a diary written by a physician serving during World War II in North Africa and Italy. Transcripts available online.

MS 1100 William A. Spratt Papers
Papers, 1913-2007
Dating mostly during the 1940s, the collection contains correspondence, photographs, scrapbook material and printed items related to service during World War II with both the U.S. Third and First Armies. Early letters were written while he was at Fort Sam Houston as the driver for General Courtney H. Hodges.

MMS 364 Josephine Martha Suter Kronfield
Scrapbook, 1942-1945
Scrapbook of a woman serving with the WAVES during World War II.

MMS 510 Max Crosby
Letter, 15 October 1943
Letter written to his sister concerning activities while in service in the South Pacific during World War II and family matters.

MMS 893 f Hilda Rader
Scrapbook, 1941-1946
Scrapbooks, mostly newsclippings, with personal items about sons Ben, Norman, Don, and Wayne during World War II.

MMS 986 mf Bataan Memories Revisited
Clippings, [1984?]
Collection of clippings, photographs, and material related to the dedication of the Bataan Memorial in Port Clinton, Ohio and to the service of the 192nd Tank Battallion during World War II. Microfilm.

MMS 1209 Charles T. Mills
Papers, 1941-1943
Receipts and documents related to Mill's job as a sheet metal worker during World War II.

MMS 1306 Erman Family
Papers, 1900-1960
Family papers, including receipts related to the operation of the family farm near Delphos, Ohio, the will of Edwin M. Erman, and family war ration books from 1942-1944.

MMS 1318 Mary Frances Goldmann Klein
Interview
Taped interview and transcript relating to service of a Toledo woman in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. Related to MS 197 mf (above)

MMS 1321 Louis Joseph Fulweber
Papers, 1942-1944
World War II ration books of the Louis Fulweber family and the Floyd Finch family, including leather folder and ration point tokens.

MMS 1326 mf Service Record Book of Men and Women of Bradner, Ohio and Community
Records, circa 1950
Summary listing of military service by community members, primarily in World War II, sponsored by the local American Legion post. Microfilm.

MMS 1347 Elton C. Ringer
Papers, 1945-1994
Photocopies of typed notes, official telegrams, and clippings used for a panel discussion on World War II, describing his military life and experiences as a prisoner of war.

MMS 1394 Donald Calvin Tracey
Film Collection, 1942-1945
Film (16mm) of Hawaii after Pearl Harbor and newsreels (Castle Films) of World War II in the Pacific. Transferred to VHS videotape.

MMS 1502 Matthew Clifford Morrison
Correspondence, 1943-1944
World War II V-mail originals with enlarged photocopies, written by family and friends to US Navy sailor, serving with the 36th Naval Construction Battalion in the Pacific.

MMS 1572 Kenneth H. Weeks
Diary, November 1944-March 1945
Typed diary notes written by a soldier from Fostoria, Ohio, while serving with U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, particularly describing action during the Battle of the Bulge, written to his wife.

MMS 1624 Everett Emerson Mason
Papers, 1944-1948, 2000
Photocopies of Logbook, scrapbook, certificates, and photographs kept by a pilot serving with the 15th Army Air Force in Italy during World War II. Details of each mission and his thoughts about the war and one news article written about him in 2000 are included.

MMS 1872 Mack J. Miller
Personal Narrative, "Ten Years in Two," 2002
Personal reminiscence of service in the Pacific Theater with the Marines during World War II, including an account of the Battle of Peleliu.

 Korean War

MS 448 Reynolds Family
Papers, 1941-1986.
Correspondence and photographs of the Robert and Hazel Fry Reynolds family. Especially noteworthy are the letters 1951-1953, and 1941 and 1945 covering the military service of two sons during the Korean War and World War II.

MS 858 Hefner Family
Papers, 1945-1952
Correspondence between various members of a Lima, Ohio area family during the period at the end of World War II and during the Korean War, primarily the letters from the mother, Zelma Hefner to her sons.

MMS 1871 Arthur G. Neal
Memoirs, 2007
Personal reminiscence of service in Korea with Company I, 17th Infantry, between 1951 and 1953, by a faculty member at Bowling Green State University.

 Vietnam War

MS 493 A. Lowell Randall (1912-1997)
Correspondence, 1967-1970
Collection includes correspondence from Randall's son Albert while stationed in Germany (1967-1969) and son John while serving in Vietnam (1969-1970).

MS 725 James Puhl
Papers, principally 1968
Collection includes correspondence from and concerning James Puhl's service in Vietnam in 1968.

MMS 1030 Carroll Lee Lanning
Vietnam War slides, February 1969-February 1970
Slides taken by a soldier with the Army Corps of Engineers during tour of duty in Vietnam (407 slides)

MMS 1297 mf  William K. Block
Scrapbook, 1969-1970
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings of articles written while serving as a private in the United States Army in Vietnam, appearing in the Pacific Stars and Stripes, USARV Reporter, Cavalair, and in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Microfilm.

 Peacetime Service

MS 1099 Joseph Carl Spratt (1893-1974)
Papers, 1908-1912
Letters and postcards sent by a crewmember of the U.S.S. Kearsarge during the “Great White Fleet” cruise around the world during 1908-1909 and during later service aboard the U.S.S. North Dakota.

 Auxiliaries and Veterans' Organizations

MS 161 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Goldstein-Goodman Post #6909 (Toledo, Ohio)
Records, 1946-1980s
Minutes, record books, scrapbooks, and printed material documenting a veterans' community service organization.

MS 686 Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. Wood County Barracks #71 (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Records, 1963-1983.
Minutes, membership rosters, newsletters, and printed material. Local chapter organized in 1964 (.5 linear ft.)

MS 687 Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. Wood County Barracks #71. Ladies Auxiliary (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Records, 1965-1985.
Minutes, membership list, scattered correspondence, and printed material. Local chapter organized in 1965 (.25 linear ft.)

MS 732 Navy Mothers, Toledo Club #180
Papers, 1941-1990s.
Includes minutes, membership records, correspondence, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs and artifacts.

MS 1049 St. Mary's Catholic Church. Loyola Club (Toledo, Ohio)
Scrapbooks, 1917-1930.
Includes scrapbooks of a parish youth organization dedicated to boosting morale of Toledo servicemen during World War I. Four scrapbooks of soldier correspondence are included.

 Selective Service

MS 699 United States. Selective Service System. Local Board No. 56 (Hancock County, Ohio) Goldie Estelle Wilch Papers
Papers, 1940-1974.
Correspondence, subject files, and printed material documenting the work of Local Board No. 56 from World War II through the Vietnam Conflict.