Pickler Memorial Library



The World War II Collection


In less than a quarter of a century, the University again found itself again involved in a World War. As during World War I, students threw themselves wholeheartedly into the war effort; by V-J day, August 15, 1945, approximately 2,000 former students and faculty members had served in the armed forces.

These selected objects are but a small sample of the entire collection. Artifacts are available for use in accordance with the Special Collections departmental policies and may be used for research, curriculum support, or other presentations/programs. For more information on using these artifacts, or for information on additional objects within the collection, please contact the Special Collections department.