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What Did You Do In the War?

"Getting To The Source" brochures supplement various exhibits produced by the Society. They are intended to lead researchers to original documents in the Library/Archives that staff used in developing the exhibit text. These materials, and many more fascinating documents, are available for use in the public reading rooms of the Society at 1500 "R" Street in Lincoln. The staff there will be happy to help you get to the source.

*Butler B. Miltonberger Manuscript Collection [RG3558]
*Butler B. Miltonberger Film (Av2.023.01)
*Gen. Butler B. Miltonberger Photographic Collection (M662)
Miltonberger was the commander of the 134th Infantry Regiment, which initially was composed mostly of Nebraskans. These collections document the career of this notable Nebraska military leader, as well as the 134th Infantry's activities in Europe during the war.
*Report from Nebraska: The North Platte Canteen Film Footage (Av2.265.04)
This footage, taken by U.S. Army filmmakers, shows the community spirit and dedication behind the North Platte Canteen.
*U.S. Air Force Archives Collection [RG538]
This collection contains correspondence and histories of all twelve air bases in Nebraska.
*Governor Dwight Palmer Griswold Papers [RG1, SG32]
The papers of Governor Griswold include correspondence on wartime issues and policies affecting Nebraska such as military camps, Japanese relocation, enemy aliens, and war production.
*The Powder Keg (film 623.4/P87)
This was a publication of the Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot.
*Boy from Nebraska: The Story of Ben Kuroki by Ralph G. Martin (940.548/K96m)
This book tells the story of Japanese-American Ben Kuroki from Hershey, Nebraska, a war hero who served in both the European and Pacific theaters.
*MacDonald Studio Photograph Collection (M134)
The MacDonald Studio was Lincoln's preeminent commercial photographic enterprise. During the war years, photographers from this studio recorded many of the war efforts in the city, including war manufacture, scrap and bond drives, and construction of the Lincoln Air For Base.
*Fort Robinson Photographic Collection (R659)
Fort Robinson served as a K-9 training center and prisoner of war camp during the Second World War. This collection contains phot0graphs that deal with all aspects of activity at the Fort.
*What Did You Do In The War? Audio Recording Collection (AV1.822)
This series of interviews relates the experiences of ninety-one Nebraskans, both at home and abroad, during the war.


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