World War Two Studies

World War Two Studies

World War Two Studies is a collection of digitized primary sources documenting World War II and its aftermath in Europe and the Pacific. The collection includes: 

  • Papers concerning Defence and Operational Subjects, 1940-1945: Winston Churchill, Minister of Defence, Secretariat Papers
  • Papers of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a British organization that from 1940-1946 coordinated espionage in Europe and aided local resistance movements 
  • Diaries of James V. Forrestal, U.S. Secretary of the Navy from 1944-1947 and Secretary of Defense, 1947-1949
  • Papers of General Robert L. Eichelberger, commander of the Amphibious Eighth during the Pacific War, in charge of all ground occupation troops in Japan (1945-1948) and second in command to General Douglas MacArthur
  • Papers of the O'Ryan Mission to Japan and Occupied China, 1940, an economic mission aiming to improve trade relations
  • War Posters created by the Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union

The original materials in this collection are from the following libraries and archives:

  • Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
  • The National Archives, UK
  • Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham
  • William R Perkins Library, Duke University
Dates covered

1930 - 1955