When Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, the United States was thrust into war on two fronts. The actions of all Americans came to be viewed in terms of winning the war. Everyone was expected to do their part to ensure victory, whether you were a soldier fighting on the front lines, a factory worker making munitions, or a private citizen buying War Bonds.
The World War II Digital Collection is a unique collection, that is comprised of two main types of material: traditional primary and secondary source items, such as documents, letters, photos, and other ephemera, from the Pacific, and European theatres, and video clips of contemporary interviews with veterans and/or their families which were conducted by the Special Collections Department of Gee Library. Many of the stories told during the interviews have never been previously recorded. Some of the items featured in the collection are housed at James G. Gee Library on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, but most are in the private collections of veterans and their families.
For Faculty: If you plan to incorporate digital collections or items hosted in our digital collections in your classes, please notify the Special Collections Department of Gee Library so that we may work with you to identify and resolve any issues related to accessibility compliance.
For Researchers: Please contact the Special Collections Department of Gee Library should you encounter any accessibility issues (such as screen reader errors) while using the digital collections.
Andrea Weddle-Head of Archives and Special Collections Andrea.Weddle@tamuc.edu
Adam Northam-Digital Collections Librarian Adam.Northam@tamuc.edu