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Don Emerson WWII Collection

Identifier: MS-466

Scope and Contents

The Don Emerson Collection was donated by Don in 2016. This collection contains two series; this first contains information and photographs pertaining to his service during World War II in Africa and Italy, including artifacts. This includes his Purple Heart, dog tags and a German Iron Cross. The miscellaneous series contains information and photograms from his childhood in Iowa.


  • Creation: 1941 - 1946


2 Boxes

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Box 1 World War II

FD 1 Letter from Don, November 25, 1943 FD 2 Road to Rome: Salerno, Naples, Volturno, Cassino, Anzio, Rome FD 3 Newspaper Clippings FD 4 FD Photographs World War II P1-4 Emerson at Fort Sill, Oklahoma P5-21 Oran, North Africa P22-30 Italy P31-32 Emerson in uniform, 1942 and 1945 P33 Postcard of Emerson at end of war Miscellaneous

FD 5 Photographs, Miscellaneous P1-6 Don’s parents, (Roy and Daisy Emerson) P7-9 Young Don P10 Doris Emerson P11 Charles K during WWII, Roy, Utah P12-14 Miscellaneous FD 6 Souvenir of our School, Cedar Valley School, Adams County, Iowa 1926-1927 FD 7 Miscellaneous Box 2 Artifacts

Slot 1-4 World War II unit patches Slot 5 Handkerchief- “Arrested in Ireland” Slot 6 Dog Tags Slot 7-9 World War II Uniform Pins Slot 10-11 Medals, Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal Slot 12 Ribbons Slot 13 German Iron Cross Slot 14 German 34th Division Pin Slot 15 Miscellaneous

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408