Inventory
 

World War II Indiana Scrapbooks
Dates: 1942-1953
Accession Number: 20040530
Description: Seven document cases, one flat storage box,
                                Map Case; includes photographs
 

History

During World War II the staff of the Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library compiled scrapbooks of material documenting the contributions of Terre Haute, Vigo County and the Wabash Valley to the American war effort. In 2004, these scrapbooks were transferred from the Special Collections Department to the Community Archives.

The material was originally glued into Scrapbooks numbered from 1 to 15. Some of the Scrapbooks were further divided into additional scrapbooks (5A, 5B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, 10C, 15A, 15B). A "Scrapbook 14" was not found when this collection was initially inventoried in the 1980s by staff in the Special Collections Department. An article in the Terre Haute Tribune of December 3, 1944 indicates that one of the scrap-books contained newspaper maps describing the progress of the war. It is possible that Scrapbook 14 may have been the map scrapbook.

For preservation purposes, the contents have been removed from their original scrapbooks and placed in acid-free folders.

Content and Scope of Collection

This collection consists of War Department publications, newspaper clippings from the Terre Haute Star and the Terre Haute Tribune and photographs. Most of the scrapbooks are made up of several sections which are indicated at the top left corner. Page numbers have been written in on the top right side of the page.

The scrapbooks seem to have been filled according to optimum use of space rather than on a chronological basis. Therefore, there is a great deal of overlap in dates from one scrapbook section to another.

There is a small amount of material concerning five soldiers who died in the Korean War and one soldier who died in Formosa (Taiwan) in Scrapbook 15B.

Immediately following is a general description of each scrapbook followed by a folder-level description.

Scrapbook

Description

Container

 

 

 

Scrapbook 1

Government reports of war casualties
(killed, wounded and missing)

Doc. Case 1

 

 

 

Scrapbook 2

Government reports of war casualties
(killed, wounded and missing)

Doc. Case 2

 

 

 

Scrapbook 3

Government reports of war casualties
(killed, wounded and missing)

Doc. Case 2

 

 

 

Scrapbook 4

Government reports of war casualties
(killed, wounded and missing)

Doc. Case 3

 

 

 

Scrapbook 1M

War history (newspaper articles
pertaining to Terre Haute)

Doc. Case 3

 

 

 

Scrapbook 5

Government reports of liberated
prisoners of war

Doc. Case 3

 

 

 

Scrapbook 5A

Boats and destroyers - Civilian
Protection Corps - Indiana State
Guard - Ordnance Plants - Airport

Doc. Case 3

 

 

 

Scrapbook 6

Defense in schools - Army mothers -
Navy mothers - Red Cross - U.S.O.

Doc. Case 4

 

 

 

Scrapbook 7

Women in Service

Doc. Case 4

 

 

 

Scrapbook 8

Weddings

Doc. Case 4

 

 

 

Scrapbook 9

War-related pictures in the Sunday
newspaper rotogravure section

Doc. Case 5

 

 

 

Scrapbook 9A

Pictures in Gray (newspaper photo-
graphs of inductees, reservists,
missing and injured, promotions)

Doc. Case 5

 

 

 

Scrapbook 9B

Official Photographs

Flat Storage Box

 

 

 

Scrapbook 10

Service men from Vigo County

Doc. Case 6, 7

 

 

 

Scrapbook 11

War letters

Doc. Case 7

 

 

 

Scrapbook 12

Bravery citations - Military draft -
Soldiers and sailors of the Wabash
Valley

Doc. Case 7

 

 

 

Scrapbook 13

Prisoners of war

Doc..Case 7

 

 

 

Scrapbook 15

Dead and wounded

Doc. Case 7

 

 

 

Scrapbook 15A

Dead and wounded

Doc. Case 7

 

 

 

Scrapbook 15B

Dead and wounded

Flat Storage Box

 

 

 

Folder

USO Publicity

Flat Storage Box

 

 

 

Folder

USO Photographs

Flat Storage Box

Here follows a folder-level description of the scrapbooks.

Document Case 1

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 1: Government reports of war casualties
(Killed, wounded and missing)

 

 

 

Folder 1

Pages 1-28

Dec. 14, 1943-
March 4, 1944

 

 

 

Folder 2

Pages 29-56

March 7, 1944-
May 7, 1944

 

 

 

Folder 3

Pages 57-80

May 6, 1944-
July 11, 1944

 

 

 

Folder 4

Pages 81-106

July 11, 1944-
Aug. 16,1944

 

 

 

Folder 5

Pages 107-134

Aug. 17, 1944-
Sept. 23, 1944

 

 

 

Folder 6

Pages 135-158

Sept. 23, 1944-
Oct. 18,1944

 

 

 

Folder 7

Pages 159-180

Oct. 18,1944-
Nov. 13, 1944

 

 

 

Folder 8

Pages 181-200

Nov. 13, 1944-
Dec. 2, 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

Document Case 2

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 2: Government reports of war casualties
(Killed, wounded and missing)

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Pages 1-20

Dec. 2, 1944-
Dec. 19, 1944

 

 

 

Folder 2

Pages 21-36

Dec. 19, 1944-
Jan. 7, 1945

 

 

 

Folder 3

Pages 37-54

Jan. 7, 1945-
Jan. 20, 1945

 

 

 

Folder 4

Pages 55-72

Jan. 20, 1945-
Feb. 4, 1945

 

 

 

Folder 5

Pages 73-88

Feb. 4,1945-
Feb. 17,1945

 

 

 

Folder 6

Pages 89-100

Feb. 17, 1945-
Feb. 23, 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 3: Government reports of war casualties
(Killed, wounded and missing)

 

 

 

 

Folder 7

Pages 1-18

Feb. 24, 1945-
March 3, 1945

 

 

 

Folder 8

Pages 19-42

March 3, 1945-
March 13, 1945

 

 

 

Folder 9

Pages 43-68

March 13, 1945-
March 28, 1945

 

 

 

Folder 10

Pages 69-90

March 28, 1945-
April 9, 1945

 

 

 

Folder 11

Pages 91-100

April 9, 1945-
April 13, 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

Document Case 3

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 4: Government reports of war casualties
(Killed, wounded and missing)

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Pages 1-24

April 16,1945-
April 29,1945

 

 

 

Folder 2

Pages 25-42

April 30, 1945-
May 10, 1945

 

 

 

Folder 3

Pages 43-62

May 11, 1945-
June 6, 1945

 

 

 

Folder 4

Pages 63-88

June 7, 1945-
April 20, 1946

 

 

 

 

Casualty list totals for each
theater of war (War Department
press release)

May 8, 1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 1M: War History (newspaper articles pertaining to the war)

 

 

 

Folder 5

Pages 1-14

Dec. 12, 1941-
Feb. 1, 1942

 

 

 

Folder 6

Pages 15-32

Feb. 1, 1942-
March 11, 1942

 

 

 

Folder 7

Pages 33-44

March 1942

 

 

 

Folder 8

Pages 45-56

March 1942-
May 1942

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 5: Boats and destroyers/ Civilian Protection Corps/
                                 Indiana State Guard/ Ordnance Plants/Airport

 

 

 

Folder 9

Boats and destroyers

Pages 1-32
(includes clippings about the
SS Terre Haute)

"Report of the Civilian Protection Corps
of Vigo County, Indiana, June 1942-
June 1945"

Pages 33-48

1943-1945




1945

 

 

 

Folder 10

Indiana State Guard

Pages 49-74

(Pages 58-74 are blank)

April 1941-
Dec. 1942

 

 

 

 

Ordnance - Clinton, Indiana
Pages 75-106
(Pages 80-106 are blank)

March 1942-
Nov. 1942

 

 

 

 

Ordnance - Vigo County
Pages 107-136
(Pages 120-136 are blank)

April 1942-
March 1945

 

 

 

Folder 11

Cox and Hulman Field Airports
Pages 137-168
(Pages 157-168 are blank)

Hulman Field Airport
Pages 169-178
(Pages 179-200 are blank)

June 1943-
Oct. 1944


Feb. 1943-
Nov.1945

 

 

 

Scrapbook 5A: Liberated prisoners of war

 

 

 

 

Folder 12

Pages 1-19

Feb. 1945
Nov. 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

Document Case 4

 

 

Scrapbook 6: Defense in the schools/ Army Mothers/
                                 Navy Mothers/Red Cross/ U.S.O.

 

 

 

Folder 1

Defense in schools
Section 1
Pages 1-32
(no blank pages)

Section 2
Pages 33-68
(Pages 64-68 are blank)


Aug. 1941-
Aug. 1942


Aug. 1942-
April 1943

 

 

 

Folder 2

Section 3
Pages 69-102
(Pages 85-102 are blank)

Section 4
Pages 103-133
(Pages 106-133 are blank)

July 1943-
Jan. 1944


April 1943-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Army Mothers
Section 5
Pages 134-165
(Pages 150-165 are blank)


May 1942-
Sept. 1944

 

 

 

Folder 3

Navy Mothers
Section 6
Pages 166-197
(Pages 193-197 are blank)


May 1942-
Jan. 1946

 

 

 

 

Red Cross
Section 7
Pages 198-221
(no blank Pages)


Feb. 1942-
June 1944

 

 

 

Folder 4

Section 8
Pages 222-249
(Pages 226-249 are blank)


Sept. 1944-
1945

 

 

 

 

U.S.O.
Section 9
Pages 250-281
(Pages 269-281 are blank)


May 1942-
April 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 7: Women in Service

 

 

 

 

Folder 5

Nurses
Section 1
Pages 1-32
(Pages 18-32 are blank)


Nov. 1942-
Dec. 1945

 

 

 

 

Non-nurses
Section 1
Pages 1-16
(no blank Pages)


Dec. 1942-
July 1943

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folder 6

Section 2
Pages 17-46
(Pages 43-46 are blank)

Section 3
Pages 47-78
(Pages 66-78 are blank)

July 1943-
Dec. 1944

Sept. 1943-
March 1946

 

 

 

Scrapbook 8: Weddings

 

 

 

 

Folder 7

Section 1
Pages 1-32

Section 2
Pages 33-64
(Pages 62-64 are blank)

July 1942-
July 1943

May 1943-
Oct. 1944

 

 

 

Folder 8

Section 3
Pages 65-96

Section 4
Pages 97-126

June 1943-
Nov. 1944

Nov. 1944-
April 1945

 

 

 

Folder 9

Section 5
Pages 127-154

Section 6
Pages 155-178

April 1945-
Sept. 1945

Sept. 1945-
Feb. 1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

Document Case 5

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 9: Rotogravure War Pictures

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Section 1
Pages 1-32

Section 2
Pages 33-64

Section 3
Pages 65-96

May 1942-
Oct. 1942

Sept. 1942-
Dec. 1942

July 1942-
May 1943

 

 

 

Folder 2

Section 4
Pages 97-128

Section 5
Pages 129-159

Dec. 1942-
July 1943

May 1943-
July 1943

 

 

 

Folder 3

Section 6
Pages 160-189

Section 7
Pages 190-221

Sept. 1943-
Jan. 1944

Dec. 1943-

July 1944

 

 

 

Folder 4

Section 8
Pages 222-252

Section 9
Pages 253-280

June 1944-
Nov. 1944

Jan. 1944-
April 1945

 

 

 

Folder 5

Section 10
Pages 281-304

Section 11
Pages 305-313

April 1945-
Dec. 1945

Dec. 1945-
March 1946

 

 

 

Scrapbook 9A: Pictures in Gray

 

 

 

 

Folder 6

Section 1
Pages1-32


Section 2
Pages 33-64

Oct. 1942-
July 1943

Feb. 1943-
Dec. 1943

 

 

 

Folder 7

Section 3
Pages 65-96

Dec. 1943-
April 1944

 

 

 

Folder 8

Section 4
Pages 97-128


Section 5
Pages 129-156

April 1944-
Sept. 1944

Sept. 1944-
April 1945

 

 

 

Folder 9

Section 6
Pages 1-11

March 1945-
Feb. 1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

Document Case 6

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 10: Service Men of Vigo County

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Section 1
Pages 1-36

Section 2
Pages 37-68

March 1942-
Dec. 1942

April 1942-
July 1942

 

 

 

Folder 2

Section 3
Pages 69-96

Section 4
Pages 97-128

Sept. 1942-
Nov. 1942

Aug. 1941-
Aug. 1942

 

 

 

Folder 3

Section 5
Pages 129-160

Nov. 1942-
April 1943

 

 

 

Folder 4

Section 6
Pages 161-192

Section 7
Pages 193-224

Nov. 1942-
Feb. 1943

Dec. 1942-
April 1943

 

 

 

Folder 5

Section 8
Pages 225-256

Section 9
Pages 257-288

Nov. 1942-
Oct. 1944

Jan. 1943-
July 1944

 

 

 

Folder 6

Section 10
Pages 289-313
and unnumbered

Oct. 1944-
April 1945

 

 

 

Folder 7

Section 11
Pages 1-28


Section 12
Pages 29-56

Nov. 1944-
Jan. 1945


Jan. 1945-
March 1945

 

 

 

Folder 8

Section 13
Pages 1-30

Section 14
Pages 31-54

March 1945-
Aug. 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

Document Case 7

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 10 (cont'd)

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Section 15
(no page numbers)

Section 16
(no page numbers)

Aug. 1945-
Nov. 1945


Nov. 1945-
Feb. 1946

 

 

 

Scrapbook 11: War Letters (as printed in newspapers)

 

 

 

 

Folder 2

Section 1
Pages 1-32


Section 2
Pages 33-62

Section 3
Pages 63-75
(page numbers stop at page 69)

Feb. 1941-
Sept. 1944


May 1944-
June 1945

Feb. 1944-
Dec. 1945

 

 

 

Scrapbook 12: Bravery citations/ the draft-selective service/
soldiers and sailors of the Wabash Valley

 

 

 

 

Folder 3

Citations
Pages 1-32

Dec. 1944-
Feb. 1946

 

 

 

Folder 4

Draft/Selective Service
Pages 33-41

July 1945-
Jan. 1946

 

 

 

Folder 5

Soldiers and sailors
of the Wabash Valley
Section 1, Pages 1-30



Section 2, Pages 31-62


May 1942-
May 1943


May 1943-
Aug. 1944

 

 

 

Folder 6

Section 3
Pages 63-94


Section 4
(no page numbers)

Aug. 1944-
Oct. 1944

March 1945-
Oct. 1945

 

 

 

Scrapbook 13: Prisoners of war

 

 

 

 

Folder 7

Section 1, Pages 1-24

Dec. 1944-
Feb. 1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 15: Death announcements

 

 

 

 

Folder 8

Section 1
Pages 1-29

Section 2
Pages 30-60

June 1942-
Aug. 1944

Feb. 1943-
Nov. 1944

 

 

 

Folder 9

Section 3
Pages 61-88

Section 4
Pages 89-109

Nov. 1944-
Dec. 1945

May 1945-
June 1946

 

 

 

Scrapbook 15A: Wounded

 

 

 

 

Folder 10

Section 1

Dec. 1944-
Oct. 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flat Storage
Box

 

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook 9B: Official Photographs of Terre Haute Servicemen

 

 

 

Folder 1

Official Photographs (ten photographs
were numbered; No. 2 is missing)

n.d.

 

 

 

Scrapbook 15B: Terre Haute Heroes (Dead and Wounded Soldiers)

 

 

 

Folder 2

Terre Haute Heroes
Pages a-c, 1-24
(Includes obituaries for 5 soldiers who
died in Korea and 1 soldier who died
in Formosa (Taiwan)

1942-1952

 

 

 

U. S. O. (United Service Organization)

 

 

 

 

Folder 3

USO Publicity clippings

Nov. 1944-
July 11, 1945

 

 

 

Folder 4

USO Publicity clippings

July 11, 1945-
Oct. 20, 1946

 

 

 

Folder 5

USO Photographs

n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proclamation: "The War Department and the Navy Department express to the United Service Organizations their appreciation for patriotic service"

May 1, 1946