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World War II Miscellany Collection

Identifier: MUSDP W2

Scope and Contents

This collection contains items pertaining to World War II (1939-1945), including printed material, maps, and writings. Of particular interest is a log kept by Orville Bowers about bombing missions in Europe. The printed material includes newspapers and pamphlets printed during the war, both internationally and on the American homefront.


  • 1939-1945

Notes on Use of Collection

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It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Board of Governors for Truman State University, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

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.02 linear feet

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This collection is organized into three series.

  1. Wartime Administration
  2. American Experiences Abroad
  3. The American Homefront

Custodial History

The majority of the materials were acquired on behalf of the E. M. Violette Museum then transferred to the Special Collections Department of Pickler Memorial Library. If known, the donors and original museum registration numbers are documented in the finding aid.

Acquisition Information

These materials are from multiple people, who donated them from 1946 to the present.

Related Materials

The Vincent Price Library and Memorabilia Collection includes cartographic material and documents from D-Day, 1944.

Processing Information

This is an artificially created collection that contains items from many different donors pertaining to World War II (1939-1945).

Finding aid prepared by Cheryl Musch.
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Repository Details

Part of the Truman State University, Pickler Memorial Library, Special Collections Manuscripts Repository