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Name World War II
Details United States entered World War II on December 8, 1941. War ended in Europe on May 8, 1945 with the surrender of Germany (known as V-E Day). Japan agreed to unconditional surrender on August 14, 1945; Japan signed unconditional surrender on September 2, 1945 (known as V-J Day).

World War II started in Europe in September 1939.
Number of Archive records 61.0
Number of Object records 25.0
Number of Library records 7.0
Number of Photo records 64.0

Associated Records

Image of Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. Exhibition by Hoboken Historical Museum, City Hall, Hoboken, 1997. - Pamphlet

Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. Exhibition by Hoboken Historical Museum, City Hall, Hoboken, 1997. - Pamphlet

Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. "Decorations for All Occasions." 98 Years of Parades, Funerals, Grand Openings, & Masquerade Balls. An exhibition by the Hoboken Historical Museum, Sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission, City Hall, Hoboken, June 27,1997. Pamphlet, 8-1/2" wide x 11" high, 16 pp plus cover, illustrated. 4 copies. PDF on file. Full text is in notes. The story of the company founded by Robert Kirchgessner and operated by the Kirchgessner family for the last century. George and Dolores Kirchgessner were still operating the business at the time of this exhibit's opening. Dolores died in 2000 and George passed away in 2001. Their children have continue

Image of Newspaper clipping from album with photo of Hoboken Red Cross Volunteers; partial obituary of Louis Ferguson, from Jersey Observer, Jan. 7, 1941.

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Newspaper clipping from album with photo of Hoboken Red Cross Volunteers; partial obituary of Louis Ferguson, from Jersey Observer, Jan. 7, 1941. - Newspaper

Newspaper clipping from album with photo of Hoboken Red Cross Volunteers; partial obituary of Louis Ferguson (of Ferguson Brothers Furniture Company), from the Jersey Observer, Sunday, January 7, 1941. Photo caption in part: Workers of the Hoboken Chapter of the American Red Cross are busy making sweaters and other winter clothing for the distressed people of the Democratic nations of the world. Here is a group of the workers at Trinity Episcopal Church Hall, Washington Street, where they meet twice a week. The women are identified left to right. On the reverse is a partial obituary for Louis Ferguson, 83, retired president of Ferguson Brothers Furniture Company at Eighth and Monroe

Engraved wedding invitation to Madeline Miller for wedding of Lygia Maria Paganelli and Anthony Francis Posteraro, New York, June, 1943. - Invitation

Engraved wedding invitation to Madeline Miller for wedding of Lygia Maria Paganelli and Anthony Francis Posteraro, New York, Tuesday, June, 29, 1943. With two envelopes. Holographic ink inscription at the bottom of invitation: Due to Army orders, the date has been changed to Wednesday, June twenty-third at the same hour.

Image of What Can I Do. The Citizen's Handbook for War. Issued by United States Office of Civilian Defense. Washington, D.C., 1942. - Booklet

What Can I Do. The Citizen's Handbook for War. Issued by United States Office of Civilian Defense. Washington, D.C., 1942. - Booklet

What Can I Do. The Citizen's Handbook for War. Official Publication of the United States Office of Civilian Defense. Washington, D.C., 1942. Booklet, 5-1/2" wide x 7-3/4" high. 48 pp., illustrated, plus cover. Illustrated by Gluyas Williams.

Image of Digital image of newsclipping: Hoboken Schools Given Bequest. Library Fund Left by late Mrs. Violette Barrie. Hudson Dispatch, Sept. 17, 1946. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Hoboken Schools Given Bequest. Library Fund Left by late Mrs. Violette Barrie. Hudson Dispatch, Sept. 17, 1946. - Documents

Digital image of newsclipping: Hoboken Schools Given Bequest. Library Fund Left by late Mrs. Violette Barrie. Hudson Dispatch, Sept. 17, 1946. Discusses bequest and other business of a Board of Education meeting. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Digital images, program: Baseball Centennial Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1946. - Program

Digital images, program: Baseball Centennial Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1946. - Program

Digital images, program: Baseball Centennial Hoboken, New Jersey, June 19, 1946. Original scanned here was a photocopy of an original program which was a single folio, 7" x 10" high, [4] pp. The photocopy consisted of two 8-1/2" x 11" leaves with a single page image per side, [4]pp. Collation not indicated: images are placed in an order suggested by visible edges and fold marks.

Image of Stevens Institute of Technology, 74th Annual Catalog, Castle Point, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1944. - Catalog

Stevens Institute of Technology, 74th Annual Catalog, Castle Point, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1944. - Catalog

Stevens Institute of Technology, 74th (seventy-fourth) Annual Catalog, Castle Point, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1944. 8vo softcover, pp. 112. This copy belonged to a junior at the college, Walter E[dward]. Braun, Class of '45, whose ink stamped name is on front cover. Imaged are front endleaf map, contents, pages 13-14 which relate the World War Two programs including the War Industries Training School, Stevens Accelerated-Service Plan and the Navy College Training Program which was a Naval Reserves (517) engineering unit, V-12 unit of 513. Also image are the only photos in the publication (and not in the table of contents). Aerial photo facing pg. 26: Castle Point: A View over College Build

Image of War Ration Book No. 3 (or  "Book 4".) 3 books issued to the Becker family , 207 Garden St., Hoboken, 1943 or possibly 1944. - Book, Ration

War Ration Book No. 3 (or "Book 4".) 3 books issued to the Becker family , 207 Garden St., Hoboken, 1943 or possibly 1944. - Book, Ration

War Ration Book No. 3 (marked in ink "Book 4".) Three books issued to the Becker family , 207 Garden St., Hoboken, 1943 or possibly 1944. (Issue date is not stated; back has Government Printing Office date.) Booklet with printed covers, 4-1/4" high x 5-3/4" wide; contents is printed sheets of coupons on security paper numbered 1 to 48 ("Ration Stamp No. x" - they were called stamps, but they are ungummed ) with perforated edges. Some sheets are full and some are partially used, varying by owner; appears to have been six sheets originally, the most that are still present in these books is 4 sheets. No staples used. Issued in World War II by the Office of Price Administration, a U.S. Governm

Image of War Ration Book One issued to Arthur Emil Becker, 207 Garden St., Hoboken, May 4, 1942. - Book, Ration

War Ration Book One issued to Arthur Emil Becker, 207 Garden St., Hoboken, May 4, 1942. - Book, Ration

War Ration Book One issued to Arthur Emil Becker, 207 Garden St., Hoboken, May 4, 1942. No. 107280 - 337. Single sheet printed one side, 10-1/2" wide x 8" high; folded to 5-1/4" wide x 4" high (printed fold instructions.) All but 3 of 24 coupons used; paper is not security paper or watermarked. (Coupons are torn out; creased for tearing, but not perforated.) Issued in World War II by the Office of Price Administration, a U.S. Government agency (OPA Form R-302.) Back has Becker's signature. The interior is the Certificate of Registrar which is a form that records full name and address as well as height, weight, eye color, hair color, age and sex. It is signed by registrar, Elsie V. Cox.

Image of Ad (World War II): Proudly Our Men and Women Wear Their Emblems of Honor [Military "E" Awards]. Keuffel & Esser Co., n.d., ca. 1943. - Ad, Magazine

Ad (World War II): Proudly Our Men and Women Wear Their Emblems of Honor [Military "E" Awards]. Keuffel & Esser Co., n.d., ca. 1943. - Ad, Magazine

Advertisement (World War II): Proudly Our Men and Women Wear Their Emblems of Honor (Military "E" Awards). Keuffel & Esser Co., New York and Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1943. Clipped full page, 11-1/8" wide x 14" high, being page 195 from unknown publication (probably "Fortune" magazine.) Depicts banners of the Army-Navy Production Award ("E" Award) pennants or flags from August 1941, May 1942 and the third with two stars from circa 1943. Text: Proudly Our Men and Women Wear Their Emblems of Honor We are privileged to serve the war effort directly-in the making of important fire.control instruments. . . Our men and women won their first "E" Award in August 1941-their second in

Image of Letters, 2,  to Florence & Madeline Miller, 716 Bloomfield Street from Cadet Richard Paganelli, Jr., Edgewood Arsenal, Oct.12 & Nov. 17, 1942. - Letter

Letters, 2, to Florence & Madeline Miller, 716 Bloomfield Street from Cadet Richard Paganelli, Jr., Edgewood Arsenal, Oct.12 & Nov. 17, 1942. - Letter

Two letters to Florence and Madeline Miller of 716 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken from Cadet Richard "Dick" Paganelli, Jr., Edgewood Arsenal, MD, Oct. 12 and Nov. 17, 1942. Holographic letters with envelopes (note franking: "free.") From the family papers of Florence Miller. Transcriptions of both letters is in notes. First letter is addressed to both Florence and Madeline with the second only to Florence. Apparently his training at the Arsenal in the first full year of World War II was in Chemical Warfare as mentioned in letter 1. The base was used by both the Army and Navy. Paganelli's posting in the Regiment of Cadets, changed between letters one and two- letter 1: Company I, 3rd

Image of Letters dated 1946 from Lt. George R. Maier, U.S.N.R., Memphis, Tenn., to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Maier, 833 Bloomfield St. - Letter

Letters dated 1946 from Lt. George R. Maier, U.S.N.R., Memphis, Tenn., to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Maier, 833 Bloomfield St. - Letter

Group of 1946 letters from Lieutenant George R. Maier, U.S. Naval Reserve, Memphis, Tenn., to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George A. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. Thirteen holographic letters, several multiple pages, with envelopes, postmarked May 25 to December 10, 1946. Return address was N.A.S. (Naval Air Station) and either Sqd (Squadron) I or B.O.Q. (Base Operations Headquarters.) May 25 June 13 June 19 June 21 August 15 September 9? Sept. 23 October 2 Oct. 31 November 4 Nov. 12 Nov. 20 December 10 Correspondence is generally about his military and domestic life in Memphis.

Image of Letters dated 1947 from Lt. George R. Maier, U.S.N.R., Memphis, Tenn., to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Maier, 833 Bloomfield St. - Letter

Letters dated 1947 from Lt. George R. Maier, U.S.N.R., Memphis, Tenn., to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Maier, 833 Bloomfield St. - Letter

Group of 1947 letters from Lieutenant George R. Maier, U.S. Naval Reserve, Memphis, Tenn., to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George A. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. Eight holographic letters, several multiple pages, with envelopes, postmarked January 2 to August 7, 1947. Return address was N.A.S. (Naval Air Station) and B.O.Q. (Base Operations Headquarters) except August 7th letter which had address, 1910 Mignon Ave., Memphis, Tenn. January 2 Jan. 9 Jan. 14 Jan. 29 April 28 May 12 May 31 August 7 Correspondence is generally about his military and domestic life in Memphis.

Image of Letter, Oct. 19, 1947, from Lt. George R. Maier, U.S.N.R., Memphis, Tenn., to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Maier, 833 Bloomfield St. - Letter

Letter, Oct. 19, 1947, from Lt. George R. Maier, U.S.N.R., Memphis, Tenn., to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Maier, 833 Bloomfield St. - Letter

Letter, Oct. 19, 1947, from Lieutenant George R. Maier, U.S. Naval Reserve, Memphis, Tenn., to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George A. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. Single leaf, written both sides, with postmarked envelope. Return address was N.A.S. (Naval Air Station) and B.O.Q. (Base Operations Headquarters.) Correspondence is generally about his military and domestic life in Memphis with comment that he is looking forward to returning home and is now allowed to use civilian dress.

Image of Mileage Voucher submission with military separation documents for George R. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, July 29, 1947. - Documents

Mileage Voucher submission with military separation documents for George R. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, July 29, 1947. - Documents

Mileage Voucher submission with military separation documents for George R. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, July 29, 1947. Four documents, various dates; printed or mimeographed forms with typewritten (carbon) or holographic entries and signatures, 8" wide x varying lengths, longest is 13". With: envelope. Maier was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves and based at the Naval Air Station, Memphis, Tennessee. The first three documents were 'original' copies necessary as supporting papers for the Mileage Voucher (document 4) which shows he left Memphis on June 1 and arrived in Hoboken, June 9th ("paid to Jersey City nearest RR stop, Via Philadelphia, PA.") The documents relate to h

Image of D.L. & W. R.R. freight bill & notice of arrival of freight for George R. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, June 13 & 30, 1947 - Documents

D.L. & W. R.R. freight bill & notice of arrival of freight for George R. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, June 13 & 30, 1947 - Documents

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad freight bill and notice of arrival of freight for George R. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, June 13 and 30, 1947. Printed forms, carbon typescript; multiple ink stamps. With: envelope. Maier was a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves and was based at the Naval Air Station, Memphis, Tennessee. The items being shipped home at government expense were three boxes, non military household effects. Note that this operation of the D.L. & W. was in Jersey City, not Hoboken, at 629 Grove St. They only allowed 48 hours free storage before charges began to be incurred.

Image of Telegram from George R. Maier to Mr. & Mrs. George [A.] Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, March 25, 1944. - Telegram

Telegram from George R. Maier to Mr. & Mrs. George [A.] Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, March 25, 1944. - Telegram

Telegram from George R. Maier to Mr. & Mrs. George [A.] Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, March 25, 1944. Western Union form. "Dear Mom & Dad will be home Monday late with car and wings, Love, George." George R. Maier sent this from New Orleans. The 'wings' were presumably earned while was on World War II active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserves and as a Lieutenant was later based at the Naval Air Station, Memphis, Tennessee.

Image of Telegram to Lt. George R. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, from Dick, Memphis, Tenn., Aug.29, 1946. - Telegram

Telegram to Lt. George R. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, from Dick, Memphis, Tenn., Aug.29, 1946. - Telegram

Telegram to Lt. George R. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, from Dick, Memphis, Tenn., August 29, 1946. Western Union form. "Return immediately. Exec and OOD on warpath. Dick." 'Exec' - Executive Officer 'OOD' - Officer of the Deck George R. Maier was on active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserves and as a Lieutenant was based at the Naval Air Station, Memphis, Tennessee. Presumably he as on leave when he received this message.

Image of Telegrams, 2, to George A. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken from Lt. George R. Maier, Memphis & Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 10 & Dec 20, 1946. - Telegram

Telegrams, 2, to George A. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken from Lt. George R. Maier, Memphis & Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 10 & Dec 20, 1946. - Telegram

Two telegrams to George A. Maier, 833 Bloomfield St., Hoboken from Lt. George R. Maier, Memphis & Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 10 & Dec 20, 1946. Western Union forms. October10th from Memphis: "Dad weather bad expect me early part of next week, George." December 20th from Knoxville: "Dear Mom and Dad expect to arrive late tomorrow night or early Sunday morning, Jeanette with me, Love, George." There are clothing size measurements in pencil on the back. George R. Maier was on active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserves and as a Lieutenant was based at the Naval Air Station, Memphis, Tennessee.

Image of Envelope from Geismar's, 222-224 Washington St., Hoboken, to Mrs. [Helen?] Kostelecky, 220 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. - Envelope

Envelope from Geismar's, 222-224 Washington St., Hoboken, to Mrs. [Helen?] Kostelecky, 220 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. - Envelope

Envelope from Geismar's, 222-224 Washington St., Hoboken, to Mrs. [Helen?] Kostelecky, 220 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. Postmarked, no cancellation date, probably 1942-1945. Original contents not present. Envelope was used by a Kostelecky family member for holding spare World War II ration coupons. That fact and the 1.5 cent Martha Washington postage stamp would suggest the date range. Geismar's was a men's clothing store.