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World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Personal narratives

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:

Keith Melville interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331198]
Identifier: MSS SC 3187
Scope and Contents

Transcript of an interview conducted by R. Scott Windhorst for the Ray Hillam war project. This interview has been combined with a previous talk given by Dr. Melville to a 379R Political Science class, taught by Dr. Hillam. It concerns his experiences as a B-17 bomber pilot, during World War II. We will start this interview by having Dr. Melville explain the conditions that got him involved in the war.

Dates: 1985

Memories of an Army nurse in World War II, 1944-1945

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341189]
Identifier: MSS 2609
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiography. Ora Mae Sorensen was born in 1922 in Taylor, Texas and married Edmond Preston Hyatt in 1945. Many letters addressed to family memers have been typed into the autobiography which largely describes her military service as a nurse. She served mainly in the Pacific area.

Dates: 2002

My military time

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230313865]
Identifier: MSS SC 1604
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography and poem. Bevan tells about his training as an anti-aircraft gunner and describes his experiences with the 29th Infantry Division in World War II. He landed at the Omaha Beach in Normandy and fought through France. He entered Germany in the Aachen area, fought in the Rhur region, and was with U.S. forces that met Soviet troops on the Elbe River inside Germany. The poem is dedicated to a friend who saved Bevan's life in the war.

Dates: 1985

Newspaper clippings

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230333004]
Identifier: MSS 2380
Scope and Contents

This autobiographical account contains narrative by Wendell Hall and his family as well as numerous newspaper clippings documenting his life experience.

Dates: 1996

Of one heart

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329457]
Identifier: MSS SC 3017
Scope and Contents Personal history of Ray and Madge Watters. Contains recollections of Madge's childhood in Burrville, Utah; Ray's childhood in Richfield; their experiences during World War II in America, France, and Germany, including pictures and diagrams; family activities; associations with friends; and school, work, and church experiences in Orem, Utah, beginning in 1957. Ray worked at Brigham Young University as a professor in the Health Science Department in the College of Physical Education,...
Dates: 1998

Mary Harris Olson autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337930]
Identifier: MSS 2713
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiography. Olsen was from Blanding, Utah, and she was trained as a nurse at the University of Utah. During the war, she served in Camp Roberts in California. She married Ernest Olson in 1944.

Dates: 2002

Oral history interview with Herbert H. Frost

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 137
Scope and Contents

Inteview by Arthur Chapman concerning his student experiences, war experiences, and graduate education and subsequent appointment as professor of Zoology at Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1983

Oral history interview with Ralph G. Laycock

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2736
Scope and Contents

Oral history interview discusses Laycock's academic career and his experiences during World War II. It mentions several other Brigham Young University faculty members.

Dates: 1993

Orem Heritage Museum video interviews of long-time Orem residents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2251
Scope and Contents Interviews discuss historical events of Orem and the lives of noted Orem residents during the 20th century. Topics include farming and fruit growing, World War II (reminiscences of serving in the military), industrial and commercial development, railroads (inter-urban line), Orem's World War II prisoner of war camp and host of other local history topics. The interviews also address the development and history of the United States Steel Corporation Geneva Works (formerly Columbia-Geneva...
Dates: 1983-1999

Dixie Van Orman interview with Dallas Christensen

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3031
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview conducted by Dixie Van Orman on 7 March 1985 for Hillam's War Project at Brigham Young University. The item was transcribed from the included sound tape. Christensen talks about his training and his deployment to Europe in 1944. He first saw combat in the Battle of the Bulge and participated in an air drop behind the Rhine River in Germany in 1945.

Dates: 1985 March 7