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dog tags (military tags)

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Metal and plastic identification tags, often worn in pairs, by military personnel around their necks, carrying such information as name, rank, serial number, religious affiliation, and blood type; so-called because they broadly resemble the common tags used for pets. Modern tags may include digital information.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Robert Schwartz papers

Identifier: Mss 1168

The papers of Robert Schwartz, medical doctor and captain, in the United States Army during World War II. Papers and artifacts reflect his service and activities during the war and as a participant of the liberation of Buchenwald. Included are photographs and a letter documenting the atrocities at Buchenwald concentration camp.

Dates: 1933-1968; Majority of material found within 1942-1945