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World War II Collection

Manuscript 1

World War II. Collection, 1941–1946

6 folders, oversize

Material collected mainly by President Joel L. Fletcher from items sent him by former Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) students.

1-1 Photographs (both Europe and Asia)
Includes letter explaining background of some photos
1-2 Japanese material
Proclamation; leaflets; school workbook
1-3 U.S. Armed Forces in Europe
Miscellaneous regimental or divisional newsletters or histories
1-4 U.S. Armed Forces in Europe
Material on 12th Armored Division.Donated by Paul W. Burman
1-5 U.S. Armed Forces in Asia and Pacific
Miscellaneous region mental or divisional newsletters
Program for dedication of memorial flagstaff at Iwo Jima
Hand-drawn map of Philippines
1-6 Miscellaneous
Map Case 43-02 Japanese Instrument of Surrender, copy

Donors: Japanese and Chinese money given to President Fletcher by Cody Miller. Pamphlet concerning the activities of the 273rd Infantry Division given to President Fletcher by Ernest G. Moore. Text of the Japanese agreement to surrender at the end of World War II donated by ----- Mouton. Material on the 12th Armored Division donated by Paul W. Burman. Photos taken in Shanghai China c. 1946 presented to President Fletcher by Thad Patrick. Photos of the arrival of the Japanese peace emissaries at Le Shima, en route to Manilla donated by Clinton Ragan.