Topic: War and Conflict

The Helen Wall Burns Collection

After World War I, many Americans believed that the United States should no longer involve themselves in other countries’ conflicts.  Some also believed that keeping a large standing army was detrimental to both civilian control of government and to the national economy.  Throughout the 1920s and early 1930s, Congress decreased the size of the military …


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James H. Davis and John S. Davis U.S. Marine Corps Oral History Collection

The oral history interviews in this collection seek to tell the story of Lt. Col. James H. Davis and his brother, John Sherwood Davis, by sharing recollections and experiences of those who knew or served with them. Family members, college friends, and fellow Marines have been interviewed, and those interviews form the foundation of ongoing …


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Spartanburg County in World War II Collection

Just as it had been during the First World War, Spartanburg County was a hub of civilian and military activity during World War II. Spartanburg was fortunate once again to host an army training camp, this time in the southern portion of the county on a site that was to become known as Camp Croft. …


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Gas Attack Magazine Collection

Camp Wadsworth was the temporary home to dozens of Army units, but most prominent among them was the 27th Division, which was composed of former New York National Guard troops. Prior to the American entrance into the First World War, the 27th Division had been stationed along the Mexican border, where the division published its own …


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South Carolina Veterans Oral History Collection

This collection highlights the lives and experiences of American veterans who now call South Carolina home. Most major military conflicts including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan are represented in the collection, as are all branches of the U.S. military. The veteran interviewees range …


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Gussie Johnson Papers, 1940-2000

After growing up very poor on a farm as the fifth of eight children, Gussie Kennerly Johnson (1915-2000) defied the odds: she got a college degree and served as an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II as a member of the Women’s Army Corps (WACs). After the Pearl Harbor attacks on December …


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Local Television Newsfilm Collections

The Local Television News Collections at Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) comprise approximately 1.5 million feet of 16mm motion picture film outtakes dating from the late 1950s to the early 1980s, donated by several South Carolina television stations. These outtakes document over two decades of local people and events, as well as reportage surrounding significant …


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Fox Movietone News Collection

The collection contains seven million feet of nitrate motion picture film and four million feet of safety motion picture film documenting the national and global politics and culture from 1919 through 1934 and from September 1942 through August 1944. Paper holdings provide detailed notes generated by original camera crews as well as ephemera related to …


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Forward Together; South Carolina in World War I

Forward Together is a multiple-venue project, developed by a consortium of historical and educational institutions, that focuses on the participation of South Carolina during World War I and its effects on the state. Through exhibitions, public lectures, and the development of curricula, this project gives the community a better understanding of the twentieth century’s economic, …


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O. H. Wienges World War II Collection

This collection is comprised of first hand accounts, logs, and photographs of life on the U.S.S. Landing Craft Infantry 759 during World War II. The journaled account was written by Gerald Atherton forty years after his experiences. The Executive’s morning order book was kept by Lt. O.H. Wienges while on the Naval ship. The collection …


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