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Harvey W. Carman World War II scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2015_211
Content Description A scrapbook created by Harvey W. Carman, a member of the 302nd Fighter Squadron (part of the Army Air Forces 332nd Fighter Group), documenting his experiences in the European Theatre. The 332nd Fighter Group, along with the 477th Bombardment Group, were segregated African American units, and were also known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The 332nd Fighter Group was nicknamed the "Red Tails"; a brief typescript history of the 332nd Fighter Group is included with the scrapbook. The scrapbook includes...

Agnes Synder Crume papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1985_041-UA
Scope and Contents The papers primarily consist of letters between Agnes Snyder and John Crume, youthful friends who later married. Her letters were written during her student years at the University of Louisville to Crume, who was overseas in the European theater of World War II, and as a foreign service trainee following the war. Other materials include clippings of many stories Agnes Crume wrote as a reporter for the Louisville Courier-journal; personal correspondence of the Crumes, and her father, Herbert...

Christine Hesse Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1997_020-UA
Scope and Contents This small collection includes just four series and six folders. Samples of her poetry are tucked inside a Dun & Bradstreet Operations Folder. By far the largest amount of material stems from her World War II correspondence with five different soldiers, at least two of whom appeared to become serious beaux.

Kimbrough Family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1982_038-UA
Scope and Contents These papers consist largely of Duke S. Kimbrough's correspondence with his parents in Louisville, Kentucky. Most of these letters were written in 1945 while the young Kimbrough was either on duty in Europe as a Lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force or on his return trip home. The letters reveal the everyday concerns of a young serviceman at the close of World War II, as well as the relationship between a young adult and his parents. Further, there are two Duke Kimbrough letters to his parents from...

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...

Cleda C. Ruddell family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991_088-UA
Scope and Contents The Ruddell family papers document the lives of a Louisville family with correspondence, financial and legal documents, journals, and scrapbooks. Some of the correspondence includes letters to Ruddell's mother from her uncle, a Union soldier in the Civil War. Also present are letters to Ruddell's friends and family serving abroad during World War II. The financial and legal documents include estate and inheritance papers, deeds, bank statements, and insurance policies.

Eva Sesmer and Herbert Mitchell Snyder papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1980_009-UA
Scope and Contents This collection is foremost a reflection of the numerous interests of Eva Semser Snyder. There is a body of letters, with a few photographs interspersed, from Allied soldiers that she met during World War I. A few items illustrate her work as a Public Health Nurse during the 1937 Flood. For the World War II era and following, there are commendations, citations, and numerous job applications, usually for positions utilizing her skill in Russian. Newspaper clippings, with related correspondence,...

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.

Towle Family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1984_015-UA
Scope and Contents The Towle family papers span the years from the early 1900's to the 1950's. Material is sparse from 1912 to 1939 and from 1943 to 1952. Although Mr. Towle was prominent as an alderman and realtor in Louisville, this collection deals little with this aspect of his life. The papers give more insight into Virginia's personal life via her friends' letters. The material consists almost entirely of correspondence between Virginia and her friends and Mr. Towle, and Mr. Towle’s business friend, Paul...

U.S.S. Louisville Reunion Association records

 Collection
Identifier: 2001_023-UA
Summary The records include a few copies of a shipboard newsletter from the U.S.S. Louisville from 1941 to 1943 and a program from a Christmas celebration on ship in 1939. One issue of the Guinea Gold, an Allied military field newspaper, dated December 24, 1943, is in the collection. Correspondence, newsletters, programs and printed material from the cruiser's reunion association, dating from 1962 to 1997, are also present. There are two artifacts among the materials, a reunion association T-shirt and...