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Colorado In World War II collection

Identifier: COU:410

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the following references taken from area newspapers:

1. Card file A-J and K-Z Colorado personal Lists individuals going into service, where stationed, branch of service activities, Furloughs

Lists speakers talking about various aspects of war

2. Card file A-K and L-Z Newspaper citations on alphabetized subjects Accidents Aeronautics Agriculture

3. Card file on Colorado Special Subjects (Dec. ‘4l-Dec. ’42) Newspaper citations US Armament, news about servicemen US Draft US citizenship, economic conditions Finances—editorials, war bonds Foreign population—action on Japanese

4. Six large folded posters re war effort, soldiers, Germans NOTE: Posters in poor condition, torn at folds) Maps of Europe to 1944: Russian-German front (not dated) from Geographia History of Europe to 1944 Typical German regiment Weapons of Greman Infantry Division US Army service ribbons Progress of the War ‘41-’43 information from General Marshall to US soldiers Newsmap Sept 27 ’43 War Fronts Newsmap Oct 4”43

5. Booklets Casualty lists of US Navy, 1946 9NAVEXOS P-347-5 Casualty list of State of Colorado by Counties US War Dept 1946

1995 Clipping from Denver Post on end-of-war celebrations as remembered by US veterans 1995 clipping from Broomfield Enterprise Vet memory


  • Creation: 1941 - 1945


1.5 linear feet (1 box)

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This small collection consists of five card files on topics taken from area newspapers during 1941-42. It is surmised that this is part of the collection of History Professor Percy Fritz. He had worked with Professor Hellems in collecting data for WWI and actively collected data on WWII, but only 1941-42 was catalogued. Except for the entries listed here, the remainder of his files on WWII are in uncatalogued state.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States