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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

African American soldiers

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Herbert R. Davis photograph albums

 Collection — Flat_box 1: [Barcode: X032762516]
Identifier: MSS 16840
Content Description This collection contains two photo albums of Herbert R. Davis of Richmond, Virginia that document Black pre-World War II life in Richmond; Davis's service in the South Pacific (Guam, Guadalco, and Peleliu) as a Black Marine; and Davis's family life upon his return from combat during the early 1930's to the late 1940's. Many of Davis's fellow soldiers in the 11th Marine Depot Company, 16th Field Depot are posed in photographs. The 11th Company, who fought at the Battle of Peleliu,...
Dates: c. 1930-1950

Herbert R. Davis photograph albums

 Unprocessed Material — Flat_box 1: [Barcode: X032762516]
Identifier: ViU-2024-0064

Cuff Liberty pay voucher

 Collection — Box Currency, Stamps, and Miscellany Box, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16821
Content Description This collection contains one Revolutionary War pay voucher to Cuff Liberty, an African American soldier from Middletown, Connecticut, who was one of approximately 300 enslaved or freemen from Connecticut who fought for the Continental Army. The government-issued vouchers promised full payment by a certain date and paid interest until the full amount was collected. The voucher, measuring 8" X 4", is printed on laid paper with a black decorative border, numbered in ink "3958" for £13,6,7 1/2."...
Dates: 1782 - 1789

Nürnberg Memories photo album

 Collection — Box BW 54, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16782
Content Description This collection contains a photo album of an unidentified African American U.S. Army soldier in Nürnberg during the post-WWII Allied occupation of West Germany. The album includes photographs of fellow squadron members stationed at Merrell Barracks. The album's compiler was a car enthusiast, and several pictures depict a German soap box derby. Subjects of the photographs also include shots of the town and environs, animals at a zoo, soldiers in uniform, tanks, jeeps, a baseball...
Dates: Undated, c.1950s