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Clarence H. Curbow papers

Identifier: 2010_052-UA
Content Description Letters written by Clarence Curbow to his mother during his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Curbow was stationed in Tokyo. The letters date from June 1945 to May 1946; only two letters were written prior to "Victory over Japan" or "VJ" day.
Dates: 1945-1946

Michael A. Lewis Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1980_019_B-UA
Scope and Contents The Michael A. Lewis Papers, 1913-1919, focus on the Kentuckian's seventeen months of active duty with the American Expeditionary Force. Only two items relate to any other period in the life of this civil servant and farmer. Both are educational records from the pre-war years.Lewis kept a pocket diary from the day he reported for duty (February 23,1918) until he returned to the family farm near Glendale, Kentucky on July 16, 1919. He did not write every day, but seldom skipped more...
Dates: 1913-1919

The day the world was reborn, typescript

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 2
Identifier: 2015_212-UA
Content Description Typescript of a semi-fictional personal narrative of the detonation of the first atomic bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexicon on July 16, 1945. The author was present at the detonation, serving as the military representative accompanying Los Angeles Times correspondent Alexander Reid. It is not entirely clear which components of the narrative are factual, and which are fiction. Included with the typescript are two sheets of background information about the author and his role in the events.
Dates: 1982

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