Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: World War II publications

Abstract

The World War II publications (dated 1942-1949, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise publications and papers created by the US military, government, and independent publishers that document the efforts of the United States and its citizens during World War II.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: World War II publications
Extent
0.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Books.
Pamphlets.
Guide-books
Magazines.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area
Scripts.
Victory gardens.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged alphabetically by title. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0620: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: World War II publications, 1942-1949, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on publication creator(s).
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The World War II publications (dated 1942-1949, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise publications and papers created by the US military, government, and independent publishers that document the efforts of the United States and its citizens during World War II. The publications include information on the different campaigns conducted by the military in the European; Mediterranean, African and Middle East; and Pacific-Asian theatres – achievements by Allied forces and what life is like on deployment for soldiers. Additionally, there are publications on what citizens can do to support their soldiers overseas, general education on the war effort, and what to expect upon a soldier's return home. There are booklets informing soldiers about the camp they are arriving at, information on the Women's Army Corps, how to prevent Venereal Diseases and have healthy relationships, and pocket guidebooks to France and North Africa. There are also two editions of The Leatherneck, a Marine Corps magazine.
The World War II publications collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Allied Expeditionary Force deployment handout, 1944

  • Box 1, folder 1
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At Ease volume one - comedy sketches from USO-camp shows, 1942

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Camp Fanin, Texas handbook of information, 1944

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Camp Santa Anita information book, undated

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Far East Duty information book, 1949

  • Box 1, folder 5
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G.I. Bill of Rights for service men and women - wives, mothers, families, 1944

  • Box 1, folder 6
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G.I. Roundtable pamphlets, 1944-1945

  • Box 1, folder 7
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I am a Doughboy booklet, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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The Leatherneck magazines, 1945

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Mission Accomplished - Africa, Sicily, Italy campaign information pamphlet, circa 195

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Pamphlets on returning home from service, 1944, undated

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Pamphlets on sexual health and relationships while in the military, 1942-1943, undated

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Pocket guide books, 1942-1944

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Satirical and comedy pamphlets, 1940, undated

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Seine Section Paris, France booklet on Central Base Section duties and staff, 1945

  • Box 1, folder 15
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The Soldier's Digest, 1942

  • Box 1, folder 16
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Stripes - The first five years of the G.I.'s newspaper, 1947

  • Box 1, folder 17
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Victory garden information publication, circa 1939-1945

  • Box 1, folder 18
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Women's Army Corps informational booklets, 1944

  • Box 1, folder 19
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