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Military postcards-- postcards of training exercises, camps, and materiel can be used as both propaganda and as a way for military personnel to show family and friends glimpses of their lives. Novelty and comic cards also allow military personnel to connect with others. The postcards collected here include some printed or sent before March 1, 1907, when the US Postal Service allowed citizens to write on the back of the postcard, on the divided back. In addition to postcards from the Hampton Roads military bases, N.A.S. Oceana; Fort Monroe; Fort Story; Norfolk Naval Base; and St. Helena Training Station (Berkeley section of Norfolk, WWI era), there are some from Camp Peary (York County), including Seabees at work (World War II era) and Camp Humphreys (Now Ft. Belvoir, Fairfax County) soldiers "in line for mess" (World War I era). One postcard from NAS Oceana picturing an F-18 jet is printing entirely wood. Additionally, there are a number of postcards from places around the world ... Read More
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Photographs, many of them press releases, of Cape Henry, including the lighthouses, seashore, and scenes off the coast. Also includes two brochures: Cape Henry Memorial, Virginia (National Park Service, 1965 reprint) and Cape Henry Memorial : a part of Colonial National Historical Park, Virginia (National Park Service, revised 1960)
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Chiefly press photographs or training photographs created during the period 1939-1945. Includes also V-mail and V-mail postcards to a patient at the Fort Story hospital from February -January 29
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Descendants of Mary Elizabeth Cason Strawhand and James Eaton Strawhand : seven generations (chiefly typescript, with 2 p. handwritten of additions to generation 6 and generation 7) -- Family research notebook of Judith Kay Smith Lamm (includes 5 loose items in pocket)
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Issues of the weekly base newsletter Gator from 1944 and 1945 (and 2 from 1964) and other publications, including The Leatherneck, November 1958 (featuring a photo article about Little Creek training) and monograph The Amphibs: Amphibious Training Command United States Atlantic Fleet (1945), highlighting the training of troops which took part in the "landing fleet, first at Normandy, Southern France, Saipan, and Guam. First at Japan ... [A] memento of the Amphibs rehearsing for the D-days"--Page [1]. Includes monograph (undated; published between1983 and 2099) Welcome Aboard : Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, containing a history of the base, with lists and photographs of the ships homeported at Little Creek at time of publication
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Includes songs chiefly from World War I, and World War II, as well as songs from later wars, and general patriotic songs, celebrating the USA and various military branches. Also includes "Dewey's victory" and several other songs from the Spanish-American War and "The Pillar of Glory" from the War of 1812
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4. Remembrance U.S. Marine Corps, Camp LeJeune, N.C. -- "In service for my country and you." Includes brief poem "Remember me.".
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Series I. Letters of Dr. John Davis Hatch, Jr., Director of the Norfolk Art Museum, concerning the archaeological dig at the "Norfolk Chesapean Site" at Lake Joyce in what is now Virginia Beach. Included are copies of 50 unsigned letters to and from Dr. Hatch in chronological order from March 17, 1955 to May 15, 1957. Also includes is a 2 page collection loan agreement allowing the display of the artifacts at Upper Wolfsnare in 1980
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The Aragona Garden Club scrapbooks include documents, clippings, memorabilia, and photographs (chiefly color) about their activities, including programs and social gatherings. Many pictures lack identification of members
Regent University - Law Library
Description: brochure of the American Center for Law and Justice, a public interest law firm and educational organization defending and advancing religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the two-parent, marriage-bound family