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World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Latter Day Saint

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

George R. Blake papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233616124]
Identifier: MSS 7982
Scope and Contents

Contains materials relating to Blake's life during the war and his mission. Includes a tyepwritten history of Blake's correspondence with a German prisoner of war, a letter in German, a history of prisoners of war in Orem during World War II, images of some of these prisoners, and a history of the end of Blake's mission to Germany. Dated 1943-2009.

Dates: 1943-2009

Alan Frank Keele papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7726
Scope and Contents

Contains the research materials of Alan Frank Keele, including notes, clippings, letters, photocopies of primary sources, and interviews about Germany during World War II. His research focuses mainly on Helmuth Hübener and Walter Kempowsky, who resisted Hitler during World War II. Materials dated 1988 to 2001.

Dates: 1988-2001

Don E. Norton interviews with veterans

Identifier: MSS 9148
Scope and Contents

Includes interviews with veterans conducted by Don E. Norton, a retired English professor in Utah, and recorded on cassette tapes and optical discs. Also selected transcripts, bound histories, and a scrapbook. Interviews include Latter-day Saint veterans who served in World War II or other United States-involved wars. Interviews include war experiences and biographical narrative. Dated approximately 1944 to 2017.

Dates: approximately 1944-2017

Office of the President records on World War II, 1943-1945

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1089 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to Brigham Young University during World War II, through correspondence and reports from Brigham Young University President Franklin S. Harris. The reports include office candidate school and technical programs run on campus to prepare students to serve in the military and reference letters to military branches written by Harris recommending students to officer training programs. Also included are reports outlining the effects of the mobilization for the war on...
Dates: 1943-1945


 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330018]
Identifier: MSS SC 3059
Scope and Contents

Describes being captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II, the Bataan Death March, and his three and one-third years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan. Also included are two photographs of Poole in his military uniform and a note stating that his son later served in Japan as a missionary for the Mormon Church. Also on microfilm.

Dates: 1980

Leonard W. Rice letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239235853]
Identifier: MSS 8888
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of Rice during his time serving in the Army, an introduction of his life written by his wife Ruth including his childhood in Wyoming, his college experience as a student and faculty member, and his experience in the Army. In addition, it includes a collection of letters Leonard wrote to his family from January 1944-December 1945 transcribed digitally into Word documents.

Dates: 1944-1945

Dean S. and Lu Jean Robinson Thornock correspondence

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232560315]
Identifier: MSS 8830
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten letters written by Dean Thornock to his wife Lu Jean Robinson Thornock. Each of these writings were written to LuJean (who lived in various locations including California, Idaho, and Montana) from his time in the Philippines during World War II. Also includes a birthday and Christmas card for her. Materials dated 1944-1945.

Dates: 1944-1945

To Japan with encouragement and hope

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225523031]
Identifier: MSS SC 3060
Scope and Contents

Jacobsen writes about being held in captivity by the Japanese for three and one-half years in the Philippines and Japan during World War II. Comments on the strength that he derived from his belief in the Mormon Church and in his family.

Dates: 2000