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William James World War II Collection

Finding Aid & Inventory

William James, from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was a collector of World War II information and memorabilia. He specialized in German generals and admirals, particularly . The William James World War II Collection consists of correspondence files with Mrs. Edwin Rommel, Manfred Rommel, Admiral Fredrich Ruge, historians from Duke and Wake Forest universities, and other military enthusiasts; typescript and original copies of articles on World War II battles and leaders; printed works in German and English; and subject files on World War II battles and leaders.

Biographical and Historical Note

William James, Junior, from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was a collector of World War II information and memorabilia. He specialized in German generals and admirals, particularly Erwin Rommel.

Collection Overview

This collection consists of correspondence of Mrs. Erwin Rommel, Manfred Rommel, Admiral Friedrich Ruge, historians from Duke and Wake Forest universities and other military enthusiasts; typescript and original copies of articles on World War II battles and leaders; magazines and other publications, printed in German and English; and subject files on World War II battles and leaders.

Collection Inventory

  • Subject files Box 1 Box 2
  • Correspondence Box 3
    • Rommel, Erwin, 1891-1944
    • Rommel, Manfred, 1928-2013
    • Ruge, Friedrich
  • Article reprints and writings Box 4 Box 5
  • Magazines and other publications Box 6 Box 7

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
James, William
Title
William James World War II Collection
ID
MS541
Date [inclusive]
circa 1940-1985
Extent
8.01 linear feet  6 record cartons, 1 half-document box
Mixed materials [Box]
3
Mixed materials [Box]
4
Mixed materials [Box]
1
Mixed materials [Box]
2
Mixed materials [Box]
7
Mixed materials [Box]
5
Mixed materials [Box]
6

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2005
Revision Description
 Revised by Finley Turner, Stephanie Bennett 2019
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Preferred Citation
William James World War II Collection (MS541), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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