Guide to the Rutgers University Veterans History Collection, 1942-1995; bulk 1942-1946

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Guide to the Rutgers University Veterans History Collection, 1942-1995; bulk 1942-1946

This collection is comprised of materials donated by the participants of the Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War. These include diaries, a scrapbook, a musical album, a US Army-issue New Testament, memoirs, correspondence, military and veteran's organizations publications, maps, military records, photographs, Rutgers memorabilia and clippings.

1.2 cubic ft. (1 manuscript box, 1 encapsulated volume, 1 carton)

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