• Military Day

    Real photo postcards Black-and-white postcard. Chloride print on NOKO paper, stamp box datable circa 1908. Image on front of card believed to depict a ceremony honoring military personnel held at the…

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  • Cavins, Alice - interview

    Mrs. Cavins talked about her career with Red Cross during World War II. She mentioned the types of duties she performed, like making bandages.

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  • Marmion Military Academy, Aurora, Illinois

    Picture postcards Color postcard. C.T. American art

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  • Western Military Academy, Upper Alton, Ill.

    Picture postcards Color postcard. Depicts cadets performing drill on sidewalk, with buildings in background. Produced circa 1908-1910. C.T. photochrom Handwritten message on back

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  • McNamer, Carlos

    McNamer, Carlos

    Mr. McNamer talks about first hearing about the bombing on Pearl Harbor and his subsequent involvement in World War II. He also discusses the process of being drafted into the War.

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  • Endsley, Minnie - Interview

    Endsley, Minnie

    Ms. Endsley discusses the impact World War II had on her family. She talks about rationing and working at a shoe factory in Charleston during the 1940s.

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  • Gregg, Birdina - Interview

    Gregg, Birdina

    Ms. Gregg talks about her husband being drafted during World War II, living alone when he left, finding work at Curtis Wright in Indianapolis, and commuting home to Charleston via train on the weekend…

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  • Inyart, Robert - Interview

    Inyart, Robert

    Mr. Inyart talks about his education at the Normal School Elementary School and the Teachers College High School in Charleston, Illinois. He also discusses how World War II impacted his life.

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  • Aerial view of Western Military Academy, Alton, Ill.

    Picture postcards Color postcard. View identical to postcard number 8A-H1881. Correspondence

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  • Main schoolroom, Western Military Academy, Upper Alton, Ill.

    Picture postcards Black-and-white postcard. Correspondence

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  • Front lawn, Western Military Academy, Upper Alton, Ill.

    Picture postcards Color postcard. Partial view of building at left. Undivided back.

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  • Aerial view of Western Military Academy, Alton, Ill.

    Picture postcards Color postcard. View identical to postcard number 2A1263. C.T. art-colortone Correspondence

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  • Jones, Christine - Interview

    Jones, Christine

    Mrs. Jones discusses the transfer of World War Veterans to the Lincoln Log Cabin site in Charleston, Illinois. She talks about the involvement these veterans had as customers in the local store her fa…

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  • Menken, Habbo - Interview

    Menken, Habbo

    Mr. Menken talks about the impact World War II had on him as he had just moved to the United States from Germany. In the interview he describes moving to New York City, and then to the German settleme…

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  • Barracks A, B, C, and D, Western Military Academy, Alton, Ill.

    Picture postcards Color postcard. Angle view of buildings with uniformed cadets in formation. Correspondence Two U.S. postage stamps on picture side: 1 1/2 cent Warren G. Harding and 1/2 cent Nathan H…

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  • Saltzman, Ruth - Interview

    Saltzman, Ruth

    Ms. Saltzman discusses the rationing of food and other goods during World War II and the procedure to get food stamps in Charleston during that time. She also talks about the store she worked at and t…

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  • Anderson, Paul - Interview

    Anderson, Paul

    Mr. Anderson talks about the Charleston tornado and how it affected not only his life, but the lives in the community as well. He also touches on life in Charleston during the outbreak of World War I.

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  • Legion Plaza

    Picture postcards Caption on back of card continues: WWI honor roll and cannon circa 1938-1941. Black-and-white postcard. Series I

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  • Cavins, Harold - Interview

    Cavins, Harold

    Dr. Cavins served as a professor and also as Dean of Men at Eastern Illinois University (then Eastern Illinois State Teachers College) in the 1940s. During the interview, he recounts his his role as D…

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  • Hardinger, Mabel - Interview

    Hardinger, Mabel

    Ms. Hardinger discusses her involvement with Girl Scouting in Mattoon, Illinois, and particularly her Girl Scout activities during World War II.

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