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[Treadway Bridge in Italy]

Description: Photograph of a vehicle on the Treadway bridge in Italy. The tree line is visible in the background.
Date: July 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Soldiers at Brenner Pass]

Description: Photograph of Sgt. Walsh and an unidentified soldier standing in front of a landscape that shows Italy beyond the Brenner Pass.
Date: July 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Oral History Interview with Glenn E. McDuffie, January 21, 2008

Description: Interview with Glenn E. McDuffie, an Armed Guard in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He discusses lying about his age in order to join the navy at 15 and his experience in boot camp. He served as an Armed Guard on merchant ships that transported supplies across the Atlantic and remembers being in London while German bombers flew overhead. He transported German prisoners out of Marseilles and Naples shortly after the liberation of those cities. He remembers going to Times Square upon hearing that the Japanese had surrendered. He claims to have been the sailor in the iconic photo of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square on V-J Day. He describes how he proved he was the sailor in the photo, what he did after the war, and how he learned that his brother survived the Bataan Death March.
Date: January 21, 2008
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & McDuffie, Glenn E.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Perini Family Headstone

Description: Copy negative of the Perini family headstone in Italy with names and death dates of members of the Perini family, including Cottardo and Maria Domenica, Ciuseppe and Marianna Perini, Giuseppe Perini, and others.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Perini Family Shrine

Description: Copy negative of two pictures of Perini family shrines in Italy. The print over the entrance of the first says "Famiglia Perini," and the second says "Coniugi Perini." Both are concrete structures with a metal gate across the front, cross decorations, and a plaque in the back with writing on it. There are mountains in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Commercial Map of the World

Description: This sheet includes multiple maps; on the front is a commercial map of the world. The commercial map is color-coded to show different aspects of commerce (the key is in the lower right corner) and also uses red and black lines to mark trade and communication routes as well as ocean currents (the key is in the lower left corner). Additionally, red text marks the locations of products and industries across the world. Bodies of water and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures). On the back of the commercial map, there are multiple other maps on two pages. The page on the left has a central political map of the world labeled "The World To-Day" and is surrounded by maps showing portions of the world from different time periods. On the right half, there are four maps: a small inset of "Ancient Rome" in the upper left corner, "Italy at the time of Augustus" in the upper right corner, "Greece at the time of Pericles" in the middle of the page and to the left, and "Palestine, Lower Egypt and part of Arabia, A.D. 70" at the bottom. All of the maps use colored shading to mark different regions or features.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hinman, Russell, 1853-1912
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

HSU Group in Rome

Description: Copy photograph of a group of Hardin-Simmons University students in in Rome. Various Rome landmarks can be seen in the background. Elwin Skiles is standing in the center of the front row.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Postcard from Ristorante La Cistema

Description: Copy negative of a postcard from Ristorante La Cistema fron Rome, Italy. The art on it is of a man and woman at a well with trees in the background. At the bottom of the postcard is written, "Ristorante La Cistema, Roma, Via della Cisterna, 13 - Tel. 582.543 - 587.008."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Nouvelle carte de la mer Mediterranee [Sheet 2].

Description: Map shows coastline of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East from the Strait of Gibraltar to the coast of Syria. Includes illustrated title cartouche. Index to ports and islands. Sheets have 35 cm. overlap. Relief shown by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: 1700
Creator: Berthelot, François, hydrographer
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Manuel Colomo in Italy, 1945]

Description: Manuel Colomo in 1945, standing in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy. He is wearing the uniform of a U.S. soldier
Date: July 4, 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[1 Italian Lira]

Description: Bill worth one Italian lira from 1943. The front has a decorative blue border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, 1 Lira" and "series 1943." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[5 Italian Lire]

Description: Bill worth five Italian lire from 1943. The front has a decorative green border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, cinque (five 5 five) lire" and "series of 1943 A." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[5 Italian Lire]

Description: Bill worth five Italian lire from 1943. The front has a decorative green border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, cinque (five 5 five) lire" and "series of 1943 A." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[1 Italian Lira]

Description: Bill worth one Italian lira from 1943. The front has a decorative blue border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, 1 Lira" and "series 1943." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Soldiers in Italy]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified soldier, Charles Piper, and Stewart posing together in Italy.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[1 Italian Lira]

Description: Bill worth one Italian lira from 1943. The front has a decorative blue border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, 1 Lira" and "series 1943." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Arrival in Italy]

Description: Photograph of a U.S. Air Force pilot climbing out of his plane upon his arrival at the Aviano Air Base in Italy. Five men are lined up at attention on the tarmac.
Date: 1972
Creator: Leach, Robert C.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Postcard from Lillian to John J. Herrera - 1966]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera is postmarked Rome, Italy, but the postmark date is obscured. The front of the card is a color image of a building which is identified on the back of the card as St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The handwritten note reads: "Onto Monte Carlo & Paris & Louvre [?] Lillian".
Date: 1966
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Carte politique de L'Europe

Description: Map shows extent of Austrian Empire, "Rme." of Prussia, Turkey, Russia, and France political boundaries during the mid-nineteenth century. Relief shown by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: 1863
Creator: Legay.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Scouting, Volume 3, Number 17, January 1, 1916

Description: Semi-monthly publication of the Boy Scouts of America, written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide.
Date: January 1, 1916
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Partner: Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

Award of Oak Leaf Cluster

Description: Letter from John E. Dahlquist, Major General, U. S. Army, to Lois M. Sinclair notifying Sinclair of the Oak Leaf Cluster award he received for heroic achievement in combat on June 12, 1944 in Italy during World War II.
Date: August 8, 1944
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Sulphur Springs Public Library

Katie Sinclair with Flags Italy 1944

Description: Photograph of Katie Sinclair posing with an Italian and Nazi flag during World War II on January 29th, 1944 in Italy. Words are written on the Nazi flag.
Date: January 29, 1944
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sulphur Springs Public Library