Inventory

Gerstmeyer Students in World War II
Dates: 1941-1951
Accession Number: 850228; SM D.C. 20
Donor: John Valle
Description: Three flat storage boxes, one document case
                        and one small document case

Content and Scope of Collection

This collection includes a series of scrapbooks which contain newspaper clippings, photographs and biographies of former Gerstmeyer High School students in the armed services during World War II. Also included are original letters written by Gerstmeyer alumni serving in the war to the Tech Service Club, the principal or other teachers. Apparently, the scrapbooks and the letters were kept in the administrative offices at the high school.

The letters are arranged chronologically, which seems to be the arrangement of the original files. Undated letters were filed by year, so it can be assumed that they were written in that particular year.

Of special note: There is a small amount of material pertaining to former Gerstmeyer students who served in the Korean War. This is filed at the end of the collection and contains lists of names and newspaper clippings.

Flat Storage Box 1

 

 

 

 

Loose

Scrapbook: Wounded

1941-1945

     

Loose

Scrapbook: Killed

1941-1945

 

Flat Storage Box 2

 

 

 

 

Loose

Scrapbook: Missing

1941-1945

     

Loose

Scrapbook: General News

1941-1945

     

Loose

Scrapbook: Prisoners

1941-1945

     

Loose

Scrapbook: Honor Roll

1941-1945

     

Loose

Scrapbook: Citations

1941-1945

     

Loose

Scrapbook: Women

1941-1945

     
     
Flat Storage Box  3  
     
Folder 1 Letters Jan. 1942-
Feb. 1942
     
Folder 2 Letters March 1942
     
Folder 3 Letters April 1942
     
Folder 4 Letters May 1942-
June 1942
     
Folder 5 Letters Sept. 1942-
Oct. 1942
     
Folder 6 Letters Nov. 1-19, 1942
     
Folder 7 Letters Nov. 20-30, 1942
     
Folder 8 Letters Dec. 1942
     
Folder 9 Letters n.d. (ca. 1942)
     
Folder 10 Letters n.d. (ca. 1942)
     
Folder 11 Letters Jan. 1943
     
Folder 12 Letters Feb. 1943
     
Folder 13 Letters March 1943
     
Folder 14 Letters April 1943
     
Folder 15 Letters May 1943
     
Folder 16 Letters June 1943-
Oct. 1943
     
Folder 17 Letters Nov. 1943
     
Folder 18 Letters Dec. 1943
     
     
Document Case  
     
Folder 19 Letters n.d. (ca. 1943)
     
Folder 20 Letters Jan. 1944
     
Folder 21 Letters Feb. 1944
     
Folder 22 Letters March 1944
     
Folder 23 Letters April 1944
     
Folder 24 Letters May 1944
     
Folder 25 Letters June 1944-
Oct. 1944
     
Folder 26 Letters Nov. 1944
     
Folder 27 Letters Dec. 1-15, 1944
     
Folder 28 Letters Dec. 16-31, 1944
     
Folder 29 Letters n.d. (ca. 1944)
     
Folder 30 Letters Jan. 1945
     
Folder 31 Letters Feb. 1945
     
Folder 32 Letters March 1945
     
Folder 33 Letters April 1945-
May 1945
     
     
Small Document Case 20  
     
Folder 34 Letters June 1945-
Aug. 1945
     
Folder 35 Letters Oct. 1945-
Dec. 1945
     
Folder 36 Letters n.d. (ca. 1945)
     
Folder 37 Letters Jan. 1946-
June 1946
     
Folder 38 Letters Oct. 1946-
Nov. 1946
     
Folder 39 Letters Dec. 1946;
n.d. (ca. 1946
     
Folder 40 Letters Jan. 1947-
April 1947
     
Folder 41 Lists of former students killed in World War II n.d.
     
Folder 42 Miscellaneous. World War II material n.d. (ca. 1941-1945)
     
Folder 43 Lists of former students in Korea n.d. (ca. 1950-1951)
     
Folder 44 News clippings of former students in Korea 1950-1951
     
Folder 45 News clippings of former students in Korea 1950-1951