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Will McMasters papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-036

Collection Overview

The collection consists of photographs, booklets, and maps related to Will McMasters, a captain in the 56th Armored Engineers Battalion of the U.S. Army during World War II. Photographs are of McMasters and fellow soldiers in the field during World War II, mostly working on pontoon bridge construction. Also included are nine Holocaust atrocity photographs from Mauthausen concentration camp, in Austria.

Dates

  • 1942-1945, 2007

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Will McMasters was a captain in B Company, 56th Armored Engineers Battalion, 11th Armored Division, of the U.S. Army during World War II. McMasters was part of a group present on May 6, 1945, the day Mauthausen concentration camp was liberated.

Extent

0.1 linear feet (2 folders, 1 oversize folder)

Abstract

The collection consists of photographs, booklets, and maps related to Will McMasters, a captain in the 56th Armored Engineers Battalion of the U.S. Army during World War II. Included are nine Holocaust atrocity photographs from Mauthausen concentration camp, in Austria.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2007 by Will McMasters.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, February 2012.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Will McMasters Papers, 1942-1945, 2007
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
Date
2012
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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