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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
circa 1941-1945
Creator:
Aspero, Umberto Salvatore, 1899-1979
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
The Aspero family collection of World War II ephemera documents the living conditions and the deprivations endured by the Asperos and other American families during the world conflict. The collection includes rationing books and stamps, informational materials, and greeting cards from two members of the family, who served in the military during the war.
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Aspero family collection of World War II ephemera
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Aspero, Umberto Salvatore, 1899-1979
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1347
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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circa 1941-1945
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The Aspero family collection of World War II ephemera documents the living conditions and the deprivations endured by the Asperos and other American families during the world conflict. The collection includes rationing books and stamps, informational materials, and greeting cards from two members of the family, who served in the military during the war.
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Aspero, Umberto Salvatore, 1899-1979 Aspero family. United States. Office of Price Administration.
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Brochures Greeting cards Printed ephemera
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1941-1950s, 1975
Creator:
Mendelssohn, David, 1915-1999
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (one box)
David Mendelssohn (1915-1999) was a Jewish-American soldier during World War II. This collection documents in a limited way his service during World War II, probably stateside, from his draft to his discharge.
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David Mendelssohn papers relating to World War II
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Mendelssohn, David, 1915-1999
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1407
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (one box)
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1941-1950s, 1975
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David Mendelssohn (1915-1999) was a Jewish-American soldier during World War II. This collection documents in a limited way his service during World War II, probably stateside, from his draft to his discharge.
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Mendelssohn, David, 1915-1999 United States. Army.
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Administrative records Correspondence Photographs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1892-1951
Creator:
Withrow, Dorothy E.
Withrow, John A., 1882-1971
Extent: 2.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Dorothy E. Withrow collection of World War memorabilia documents the Withrow family's homefront activities during both World War I and World War II, as well as documenting the wars generally through propaganda, pamphlets, and publications. This collection is significant in that it provides perspective of those who were active in the war effort in Philadelphia, specifically through civil defense activities and bond sales.
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Dorothy E. Withrow collection of World War memorabilia
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Withrow, Dorothy E. Withrow, John A., 1882-1971
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 930
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
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1892-1951
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The Dorothy E. Withrow collection of World War memorabilia documents the Withrow family's homefront activities during both World War I and World War II, as well as documenting the wars generally through propaganda, pamphlets, and publications. This collection is significant in that it provides perspective of those who were active in the war effort in Philadelphia, specifically through civil defense activities and bond sales.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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Withrow, Dorothy E. Withrow, John A., 1882-1971 United States. Office of Civilian Defense.
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Memorabilia Pamphlets Publications (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1910-1972
Creator:
Felker, James Kay, 1922-1988
Extent: 0.8 linear foot (2 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
This is a collection of materials from the life of James Kay Felker (1922-1998) providing insight into the thoughts of a young man in the United States Navy during World War II and supplemented by extensive documentation between these two parties. A fair amount of Felker's personal life is captured here as well, through general correspondence, educational information, family photographs and general ephemera.
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James Kay Felker papers
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Felker, James Kay, 1922-1988
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PUSp.Ms. Coll.1272
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear foot (2 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
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1910-1972
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This is a collection of materials from the life of James Kay Felker (1922-1998) providing insight into the thoughts of a young man in the United States Navy during World War II and supplemented by extensive documentation between these two parties. A fair amount of Felker's personal life is captured here as well, through general correspondence, educational information, family photographs and general ephemera.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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Felker, James Kay, 1922-1988 Felker, James Kay, 1922-1988 United States. Navy.
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Correspondence Diaries Family papers Military records Photographs School records
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1833-2007
Creator:
Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956
Extent: 10 linear feet (18 boxes)
A Philadelphia native, Jane Wright Proctor Wallis (1875-1956) was the daughter of Sarah Jane Wright and Josiah Kendall Proctor (the founder and owner of several prominent city businesses) and a mother of ten children. The Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers provide a glimpse into early 20th-century family life through correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection dates from 1833 to 2007, revealing a pride in the history and genealogy of the Proctor Wallis family across its many generations. In addition to familial topics, this collection features many materials documenting events of the early 20th Century as well as various Philadelphia-area social and charitable clubs.
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Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers
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Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1310
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 linear feet (18 boxes)
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1833-2007
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A Philadelphia native, Jane Wright Proctor Wallis (1875-1956) was the daughter of Sarah Jane Wright and Josiah Kendall Proctor (the founder and owner of several prominent city businesses) and a mother of ten children. The Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers provide a glimpse into early 20th-century family life through correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection dates from 1833 to 2007, revealing a pride in the history and genealogy of the Proctor Wallis family across its many generations. In addition to familial topics, this collection features many materials documenting events of the early 20th Century as well as various Philadelphia-area social and charitable clubs.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956 Friends' Central School‏. Proctor family Proctor, Josiah Kendall, 1848-1920 Smith College‏. Wallis family
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Correspondence Family papers Genealogies (histories) Negatives (photographic) Photographs School records Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1958
Creator:
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
Extent: 0.1 linear foot (1 box)
John Dos Passos (1896-1970) was an American novelist and artist born in Chicago, Illinois. This collection contains the galley proof for his semi-autobiographical book The Great Days.
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John Dos Passos galley proof of The Great Days
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Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1296
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.1 linear foot (1 box)
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1958
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John Dos Passos (1896-1970) was an American novelist and artist born in Chicago, Illinois. This collection contains the galley proof for his semi-autobiographical book The Great Days.
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Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
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Galley proofs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1908-1980
Creator:
Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980
Extent: 37 linear feet (37 boxes)
John W. Mauchly (1907-1980) was a physicist, teacher, and a leader in the development of computers. With J. Presper Eckert, he invented the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer (EDVAC), the Binary Automatic Computer (BINAC), and the Universal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC). This first installment of Mauchly's papers documents Mauchly's youth, education, early career at Ursinus College, his work at the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering, his partnership with J. Presper Eckert, with whom he formed two companies, the Electronic Control Company (ECC) and the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (EMCC), and his work through 1959 with Remington Rand/Sperry Rand after its purchase of EMCC in 1950. Early work in programming, coding, compilers, routines and subroutines, and most importantly, the application of electronic computers in government, business, and industry, as well as the history of the computer, is well documented. Moreover, this collection provides a glimpse into the personal life of the remarkable man behind this work through his interactions with family, friends, and colleagues.
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John W. Mauchly papers
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Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 925
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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37 linear feet (37 boxes)
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1908-1980
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John W. Mauchly (1907-1980) was a physicist, teacher, and a leader in the development of computers. With J. Presper Eckert, he invented the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer (EDVAC), the Binary Automatic Computer (BINAC), and the Universal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC). This first installment of Mauchly's papers documents Mauchly's youth, education, early career at Ursinus College, his work at the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering, his partnership with J. Presper Eckert, with whom he formed two companies, the Electronic Control Company (ECC) and the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (EMCC), and his work through 1959 with Remington Rand/Sperry Rand after its purchase of EMCC in 1950. Early work in programming, coding, compilers, routines and subroutines, and most importantly, the application of electronic computers in government, business, and industry, as well as the history of the computer, is well documented. Moreover, this collection provides a glimpse into the personal life of the remarkable man behind this work through his interactions with family, friends, and colleagues.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980 Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995 Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (Philadelphia, Pa.). Johns Hopkins University. Department of Physics. Moore School of Electrical Engineering. Remington Rand, Inc. Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division. United States. Army. Ordnance Corps. Univac Applications Research Center. University of Pennsylvania. Ursinus College.
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Business records Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Family papers Financial records Lectures Notes Patents Publications (document genre) Research notes School records Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1941-1945, undated
Creator:
Wharton School. Lippincott Library.
Extent: 0.5 linear foot (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
The Lippincott Library supports business related research at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The library collected World War II corporate wartime publications as a resource for business students. These publications were produced by corporations during or immediately following the war to highlight wartime contributions and achievements.
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Lippincott Library collection of World War II corporate wartime publications
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Wharton School. Lippincott Library.
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PUSp.Print Coll. 39
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.5 linear foot (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
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1941-1945, undated
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The Lippincott Library supports business related research at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The library collected World War II corporate wartime publications as a resource for business students. These publications were produced by corporations during or immediately following the war to highlight wartime contributions and achievements.
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Wharton School. Lippincott Library. Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. General Cable Corporation. General Electric Company. General Mills, Inc. General motors corporation. Gibbs & Cox. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Gulf Oil Corporation.
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Publications (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1902-1987
Creator:
Gates, Thomas S.
Extent: 15.22 linear feet (38 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr., was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II, who went on to serve as the Secretary of the Navy (1957-1959), Secretary of Defense (1959-1961), and Ambassador to China (1976-1977). As a civilian he also pursued a career in investment banking at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (later J.P. Morgan & Co.). Gates’ personal papers focus largely on his government service, with a small amount of additional personal items. Included are many military and government documents and correspondence with influential politicians--perhaps most notably with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, under who Gates served as both Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense. The collection also includes many clippings and photographs that have been assembled into a remarkable collection of scrapbooks that bring Gates’ service to life.
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr. papers
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Gates, Thomas S.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1135
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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15.22 linear feet (38 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
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1902-1987
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr., was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II, who went on to serve as the Secretary of the Navy (1957-1959), Secretary of Defense (1959-1961), and Ambassador to China (1976-1977). As a civilian he also pursued a career in investment banking at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (later J.P. Morgan & Co.). Gates’ personal papers focus largely on his government service, with a small amount of additional personal items. Included are many military and government documents and correspondence with influential politicians--perhaps most notably with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, under who Gates served as both Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense. The collection also includes many clippings and photographs that have been assembled into a remarkable collection of scrapbooks that bring Gates’ service to life.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Gates, Thomas S. Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948 United States. Department of Defense. United States. Department of the Navy. United States. Navy.
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Awards Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Interviews Medals Memorabilia Memorandums Military records Photograph albums Photographs Scrapbooks Speeches
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1919-1969
(Bulk: 1943-1945)
Creator:
Sruogiene, Vanda, 1899-
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Vanda Sruoga (1899-1997) was a Lithuanian historian and educator and the wife of prominent Lithuanian writer Balys Sruoga. Balys Sruoga (1896-1947) was a poet, playwright, critic, and literary theorist. In 1943, he was sent to Stutthof Concentration Camp. Vanda Sruoga collected Balys Sruoga’s letters from the camp, as well as additional writing he produced during this time. She typed and translated some of the letters from German into Lithuanian and added her own notes. Vanda Sruoga also collected letters she received from Vincas Kreve, another prominent Lithuanian writer.
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Vanda Sruoga collection of copies of Balys Sruoga and Vincas Kreve materials
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Sruogiene, Vanda, 1899-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1255
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1919-1969
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1943-1945
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Vanda Sruoga (1899-1997) was a Lithuanian historian and educator and the wife of prominent Lithuanian writer Balys Sruoga. Balys Sruoga (1896-1947) was a poet, playwright, critic, and literary theorist. In 1943, he was sent to Stutthof Concentration Camp. Vanda Sruoga collected Balys Sruoga’s letters from the camp, as well as additional writing he produced during this time. She typed and translated some of the letters from German into Lithuanian and added her own notes. Vanda Sruoga also collected letters she received from Vincas Kreve, another prominent Lithuanian writer.
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1940s
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Sruogiene, Vanda, 1899- Kreve-Mickevicius, Vincas, 1882-1954 Sruoga, Balys, 1896-1947 Stutthof (Concentration camp).
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Translations (documents) Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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