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Thursday, January 29, 2015
French World War II poster

Great Britain Ministry of Information Propaganda Collection, Box 3, Hoover Institution Archives
Great Britain Ministry of Information Propaganda Collection, Box 3, Hoover Institution Archives

40th Bomb Group Association Records

The records relate to activities of the 40th Bomb Group in the China-Burma-India and Pacific Theaters during World War II, and to subsequent activities of veterans of the group. Composed almost entirely of correspondence of the several key members of the association, the collection focuses also on the organization of annual reunions in the United States after the conclusion of the war and into the 1990s.

Zenon V. Adamich Papers

The papers of this senior naval officer in the Middle East from 1944 to 1945 document Yugoslav naval operations and relations with the Allies during World War II, Slovene territorial claims in 1941, and decisions concerning Yugoslavia made at the Yalta Conference.

Klaus Barbie Pre-Trial Records

The records include depositions and exhibits in the case of Klaus Barbie for German war crimes in France during World War II.

John R. Bruning Collection

John Bruning is a military writer and photojournalist. His papers include video recordings of interviews of American and Japanese World War II pilots and German World War II submarine commanders, veterans' World War II-era photographs and ephemera, CDs of scanned images relating to World War II, photocopies of National Archives records relating to World War II, and digital video recordings and photographs relating to American military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Great Britian. British Ministry of Information Propaganda, 1938-1949

The propaganda collection includes pamphlets, posters, serial issues, press releases, photographs, and postcards, distributed during World War II by the Ministry of Information in Great Britain. A majority of the materials have visual images such as cartoons and drawings. Some materials are printed in multiple languages.

Percy Greaves Papers

Percy Greaves was active in the 1946 review of the circumstances and lack of preparedness for the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. The collection includes correspondence, writings, notes, testimony, interview transcripts, reports, and printed matter.

Robert Hoppe Papers

The papers contain correspondence with the family and friends of Robert Hoppe, a sergeant major in the German army, and personal documents relating to German military activities on the Eastern and Western fronts during World War II.

Jack A. Killalee Papers

After many years of activity in planning and constructing highways in the United States, Killalee took part in an early Marshall Plan project to build highways in Turkey from 1947 to 1950. While the collection is small, it provides representative documentation of American international assistance and of the practicalities of life for Americans engaged in post-war development projects.

Secours Français Records

This collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, writings, and the financial records of Le Secours Français, an American relief organization founded by Mrs. Seton Porter during World War II. Founded in New York in 1939, the organization sent packages to soldiers in the French military. In September 1940, after the fall of France, the organization shifted its focus to providing wartime relief to French women and children.

Arnold E. True Papers

The papers of the this US rear admiral contain material relating to American naval operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II, especially the sinking of the destroyer Hammann at the battle of Midway, antiwar protest movements in the United States during the Vietnamese War, and government surveillance of these movements.

United States Army European Theater of Operations Information and Education Division Pamphlets

Materials related to the history of individual combat divisions and supporting units of the United States Army in the European Theater during World War II.