Sturm Family Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Sturm Family Collection

Record Series: MsC-96

Record Group:

Manuscripts

Creator: Sturm family

Date: 1918-1990s; bulk 1944-1945

Extent: 9 boxes (5.09 linear feet); 2 oversize items (3.58 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

These materials were donated to SC&UA by Dr. Richard Sturm, Harold and Barbara Sturm’s son, in summer 2020. Richard provided detailed biographical and historical information about his family and the materials, which informed the processing of this collection. Richard’s written history to accompany this collection may be viewed in the SC&UA reading room upon request.

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Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

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Historical Note

Harold Sturm was born February 15, 1923, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Dallas & Eva Sturm. He served in World War II in the South Pacific Theater as part of the Army Air Force Signal Corps, working as a signal corps teletype operator. During the war, Harold served in Oahu, Hawaii Territory; Saipan; the Marianas Islands; and the Marshall Islands. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with two Bronze Stars (one for the Eastern Mandated Islands and the other for Western Pacific campaigns). After the war's end, Sturm used the GI Bill to attend the Iowa State Teachers College (ISTC), from which he graduated in 1948. While at ISTC, Sturm was the 1948 Old Gold executive editor and was a member of Lambda Delta Lambda and the Foreign Language Club. Following graduation, Sturm was the high school principal and science and math teacher at Waterville High School (Waterville, Iowa) from 1948 to 1950. At this point, Sturm and his wife, Barbara, relocated to Willow Run, Michigan. From 1950 to 1953, Sturm was the Supervising Teacher of Science at the University Junior High School, University of Michigan (UM). During this time, he also graduated with his masters degree from UM (1952). Sturm then worked at Willow Run Laboratories from 1953 until his 1989 retirement. He also volunteered in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for twenty years. Sturm passed away on June 6, 1992.

Barbara Tuttle Sturm was born on June 3, 1927. She graduated from ISTC in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in education and completed her masters education at Eastern Michigan University in 1965. While at ISTC, Barbara was a senior counselor; member of the Old Gold Staff; and involved in Kappa Pi Beta Alpha, the Foreign Language Club, and Alpha Phi Gamma. Following graduation, Barbara taught first grade from 1948 to 1950 in Waterville Iowa. Barbara and her family moved to Willow Run, Michigan, in 1950, and she later was a substitute teacher in the Willow Run school district from 1953 to 1958. She then worked full time in the special education field in Ann Arbor from 1958 until her retirement in 1988. This time period included working at the Washtenaw County Day Center as well as serving as principal of the Sullivan School. Additionally, Barbara helped design the High Point School, which was the area's first school built specifically for special education, serving as its Assistant Director from 1975 to 1988. After retiring, she received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Eastern Michigan University and also volunteered as a bereavement counselor at Arbor Hospice and was an ER assistant at the University of Michigan hospital. Barbara passed away July 2000.

Additional family information, written by the collection donor, may be viewed in the Special Collections & University Archives reading room upon request.

 

Arrangement

The Sturm Family collection is arranged into the following four series:

  • Series 1: Scrapbooks
  • Series 2: Photographs
  • Series 3: Artifacts
  • Series 4: Ephemera
  • Series 5: Family Military Records

Note about arrangement of correspondence and scrapbooks:

  • Each scrapbook has its own box.
  • Upon arrival at Rod Library, much of Harold Sturm’s correspondence was folded and inside individual envelopes, which are glued to the scrapbooks’ pages. On each page, the envelopes were given a number from one to six, in the bottom right corner. When using the collection, researchers should look in the bottom right corner of an envelope and will see either [1], [2], or [3]. Some envelopes were empty; this is documented elsewhere.
  • Each scrapbook page has its own folder, labeled with the scrapbook number (ex. "Scrapbook #1"), the corresponding page number, and the dates of the correspondence. Example: Scrapbook #1 Folder 1: page 2, 1944 February 22.
  • Due to preservation concerns, the letters were removed from their envelopes and put in folders, and numbered from one to six, with the number corresponding to the its envelope and page number from the scrapbook. For example, if a letter came from page 4, envelope 3, in the top right corner is written [4:3].
  • Loose items from the scrapbooks weren’t in any particular order and were foldered separately.

Scope and Content

The Sturm Family Collection is comprised of materials related to the Sturm family of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Included are scrapbooks, photographs, documents, correspondence, and ephemera. While the bulk of the collections focuses on Harold Sturm, additional materials are from and about Harold's father and mother, his wife, and other relatives.

Series 1, Scrapbooks, consists of three scrapbooks,  two of which were compiled by Harold Sturm's mother, Eva. The majority of these two scrapbooks consists of Harold's typewritten and handwritten correspondence he sent to his parents while serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II (WWII). The correspondence envelopes are glued to the scrapbook pages and occasionally have notes on them, most likely written by Eva Sturm. The letters themselves have been placed in folders (see “Arrangement” above). This foldered correspondence is not arranged chronologically and instead is in its original order from the scrapbooks. 

The correspondence itself is a blend of lighthearted details, an overview of Harold's work, and an occasional mention of what is happening in the war. Harold could not write explicitly about his work or location, due to military censorship rules. Some of this censorship is represented in the correspondence. Generally, Harold focused on the following subjects: the weather; movies/shows he attended; work and sleep schedule; the lack of consistent mail delivery; memories of growing up in Iowa and life in Cedar Falls; and requests for items from home, such as film and food. A frequent topic is the "Ivory Tower," which was what Harold and his tentmates named their tent. The group asked Eva Sturm to make a flag for them, and a photograph of her and the flag is included in Scrapbook #, page 51. A person featured prominently throughout the letters is "Edward (Ed) Secor," one of Harold's close friends with whom he shared a tent. Secor himself wrote to the Sturms on a few occasions, including in Scrapbook ##, letter [23:1].  The following excerpts illustrate the contents and the spirit of of the correspondencein the series:

Scrapbook #1:

  • January 1, 1945, Harold's sense of humor: "Lights just went out am using my flash light now. Just had to fill my pen, too, What next? Guess I'd better close before the tent falls in on me or something. Just got a bug in my eye. That's the last straw!"
  • February 5, 1945: Harold explains a number he put under the letter's location and date, which he notes is "known as a date-and-time group and is used in teletype." He sometimes included this number string in other letters.
  • August 9, 1944: Description of the scene upon arrival in Saipan, "...we rode through Garapan Town, which is one of the most abolished cities I have ever seen. There is not a whole building standing. The city took one of the heaviest bombings and shellings of any city in the world I believe..."
  • Page 61 includes items glued to it, including a sketch captioned, "The Boys Home on Saipan, 1944 & 1945, sketch by Edward Secor" and a get-well card from Harold & Ed, alongside a newspaper clipping noting that Mrs. Dallas Sturm received flowers from her son and his buddy.
  • October 10, 1944: Harold wrote that they "are supposed to get to see Betty Hutton in person tonight here at one if [sic] the island hospitals..." A loose clipping from this scrapbook features a photograph and caption of Betty Hutton, "The First Movie Star to Stop at Saipan."
  • An additional items(s) of note are three “ten sen” notes and one “one yen” note, which were U.S. military currency. These are in the “loose items” folder from scrapbook 1.

Scrapbook #2:

  • September 7, 1945: "At last the censorship regulations have been lifted...Now I can say whatever I want in my letters. First of all you will see that I am located about two miles west of Yontan Airfield..." Harold further wrote that he had specifically been at Hickam Field in Oahu and on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
  • April 16, 1945: censorship example (writing to uncle), "I was very sorry to hear that Commander Collins has been injured. Is there any possibility of his returning to sea duty, or will he get shore duty? If he was too badly injured he will probably get a discharge. From what we have been hearing and reading Iwo was no playground for a few days there." At this point, about an inch and a half of the letter was cut out before it resumed.

The third scrapbook in the series was created by Barbara (Tuttle) Sturm and focuses on her time at ISTC, with a variety of photographs and ephemeral content detailing her experiences. The photographs depict Barbara and her friends, as well as campus locations, such as Lawther Hall and the Commons. There are a few photographs of Barbara and Harold Sturm at the Spring Formal and the President's Reception for Grads (both May 1958). A majority of the photographs are labeled. The ephemera consists of performance and event programs; news clippings detailing a no-smoking rule for women on campus; campus directories; Barbara's counselor schedule; dance cards; and more. Items that were originally in envelopes were numbered and placed in folders for preservation purposes.

The second series, Photographs, contains photographs of family, friends, and Harold's WWII service. The photographs were either loose inside envelopes or in albums; these original bundles of photographs were kept together. The photograph albums were disassembled due to preservation concerns.

The first grouping of photos focuses on Harold's time in Hawaii. The second batch are those Harold took of airplane nose art, probably at Hawaii's Hickam Air Force Base. The third grouping is comprised of miscellaneous photographs (some of which are labeled) and feature a mix of family and friends post-WWII. A few are from Harold's military service. Photograph subjects include: Ed Secor; Eva Sturm and her victory garden; and Harold and his fellow servicemen, including one in the Marianas dated February 1945. Additionally, there are a few photographs of Harold's father, Dallas, from the World War I (WWI) era.

The next six photograph groupings were originally in albums.

  1. Album #1, "Dallas Sturm & Family Around WWI" includes a mix of photographs of men in WWI uniforms (including Dallas Sturm) and assorted images of people, farms, buildings, animals, and cars. Most of the photographs are not labeled. 
  2. Album #2: dates from 1919 to 1921 and contains many photographs of Dallas & Eva Sturm. Some of the photographs are labeled with dates and captions.
  3. Album #3: "Distant Relatives, c. WWI," features various people and many of the photographs include a caption. 
  4. Album #4: photographs of nature; family; houses (including the Sturm family home); and more. 
  5. Album #5 contains images of Sturm relatives. A note in the family history that accompanied the collection explained that the relatives had primarily come from Europe to the United States in the 1840s and 1850s. 
  6. Album #6: consists solely of photos of and from Elsie Lorine Colson (ISTC Class of 1945), that she sent to Harold while he was overseas. Harold occasionally mentioned Elsie in his letters. 

In addition, there are negatives featuring the family and Harold's WWII service as well as a group of photos labeled, "WWII, Passing Thru San Francisco to Pearl Harbor," that Harold took during his travels. Finally, there is one glass plate negative. A print of this photo may be found in Box 5, Folder 4. 

Series 3, Artifacts, contains a variety of materials, primarily related to the Sturm family's military service. The first set of artifacts consists of Dallas Sturm's WWI uniform buttons and one spool of thread, totaling 13 items. The second grouping is a mix of Dallas & Harold Sturm's WWI and WWII military items, including medals, patches, and insignia. The final set contains a mix of items, including those from Dallas Sturm's military service and a Masonic pin. The inventory below goes into greater detail regarding the artifacts in each grouping.

Series 4, Ephemera, consists almost entirely of content from Harold Sturm's high school class reunions. Types of materials include photographs; attendees list; biographical information booklets; dance cards; and schedules. Also included are Harold's 1940 and 1940 high school yearbook, Red and Black. Both yearbooks had small name cards tucked into their pages. Additionally, there is one record titled,”Folk Voices of Iowa: Collected and edited by Harry Oster.”

The final series, Military Records, includes a copy of a Civil War honorable discharge certificate for John Boyd, signed by President Abraham Lincoln. Boyd was a Sturm family distant relative and served in the Union Army for 150 days. In addition, Dallas Sturm's War Department Army Training School certificate and three other WWI documents are included.

Inventory

Box 1

Scrapbook #1

  • Folder 1: page 2, 1944 February 22 [Series 1]
  • Folder 2: page 3, 1944 March 5, 8 [Series 1]
  • Folder 3: page 4, 1944 March 6, 11, 8 [Series 1]
  • Folder 4: page 5, 1944 March 14, 17, 18, 19 [Series 1]
  • Folder 5: page 6, 1944 March 15, 16 [Series 1]
  • Folder 6: page 7, 1944 February 18; March 14, 22 [Series 1]
  • Folder 7: page 8, 1944 March 23, 25, 30 [Series 1]
  • Folder 8: page 9, 1944 April 2 [Series 1]
  • Folder 9: page 10, 1944 April 13, 14, 22 [Series 1]
  • Folder 10: page 11, 1944 April 4, 6, 10 [Series 1]
  • Folder 11: page 12, 1944 April 22 [Series 1]
  • Folder 12: page 13, 1944 April 17, 21, 25 [Series 1]
  • Folder 13: page 14, 1944 April 29; May 3, 19 [Series 1]
  • Folder 14: page 15, 1944 April 25; May 6 [Series 1]
  • Folder 15: page 21, 1944 May 12, 16 [Series 1]
  • Folder 16: page 22, 1944 May [Series 1]
  • Folder 17: page 23, 1944 May 25, 30 [Series 1]
  • Folder 18: page 24, 1944 May 29; June 2, 10 [Series 1]
  • Folder 19: page 25, 1944 May 4; June 1 [Series 1]
  • Folder 20: page 26, 1944 June 6, 14 [Series 1]
  • Folder 21: page 28, 1944 June 18, 20 [Series 1]
  • Folder 22: page 29, 1944 June 17, 24, 25 [Series 1]
  • Folder 23: page 30, 1944 June 6; July 3 [Series 1]
  • Folder 24: page 31, 1944 March 17; July 4, 6, 14 [Series 1]
  • Folder 25: page 32, 1944 July 13, 17 [Series 1]
  • Folder 26: page 34, 1944 July 20, 22, 24 [Series 1]
  • Folder 27: page 37, 1944 July 11; August 9, 12, 15, 17 [Series 1]
  • Folder 28: page 38, 1944 August 20, 27 [Series 1]
  • Folder 29: page 39, 1944 August 28, 30; September 6 [Series 1]
  • Folder 30: page 40, 1944 June 26; September 13, 14 [Series 1]
  • Folder 31: page 41, 1944 August 10 [Series 1]
  • Folder 32: page 42, 1944 September 19, 22, 24 [Series 1]
  • Folder 33: page 43, 1944 September 27; October 1, 2 [Series 1]
  • Folder 34: page 44, 1944 October 10 [Series 1]
  • Folder 35: page 45, 1944 October 17, 18 [Series 1]
  • Folder 36: page 46, 1944 October 21; November 6 [Series 1]
  • Folder 37: page 47, 1944 November 9, 17 [Series 1]
  • Folder 38: page 52, 1944 October 13; November 22, 28, 30 [Series 1]
  • Folder 39: page 53, 1944 December 7, 11 [Series 1]
  • Folder 40: page 54, 1944 December 14, 16 [Series 1]
  • Folder 41: page 55, 1944 December 12, 18, 20, 21 [Series 1]
  • Folder 42: page 56, 1944 December 30; 1945 March 4 [Series 1]
  • Folder 43: page 57, 1944 November 28, December 31; 1945 January 1, 7 [Series 1]
  • Folder 44: page 58, 1944 October 31, December 2, 3; 1945 January 5 [Series 1]
  • Folder 45: page 59, 1944 Christmas card from Pfc. Carl [Thomsen?] [Series 1]
  • Folder 46: page 60, 1944 December 8; 1945 January 4, 6 [Series 1]
  • Folder 47: page 62, 1944 December 27; 1945 January 8, 9, 10 [Series 1]
  • Folder 48: page 63, 1945 January 12, 14, 16 [Series 1]
  • Folder 49: page 64, 1945 January 4, 5, 13, 16, 17 [Series 1]
  • Folder 50: page 65, 1945 January 18, 19, 20 [Series 1]
  • Folder 51: page 66, 1945 January 21, 23 [Series 1]
  • Folder 52: page 68, 1945 January 24, 25, 26 [Series 1]
  • Folder 53: page 69, 1945 January 27, 28, 29 [Series 1]
  • Folder 54: page 70, 1945 January 4; February 2 [Series 1]
  • Folder 55: page 71, 1945 January 31; February 5 [Series 1]
  • Folder 56: page 72, 1945 February 3, 6, 9 [Series 1]
  • Folder 57: page 74, 1945 February 8, 10, 12 [Series 1]
  • Folder 58: page 75, 1945 February 11, 13 [Series 1]
  • Folder 59: loose items [Series 1]

Box 2

Scrapbook #2

  • Folder 1: page 3, 1945 February 16, 17 [Series 1]
  • Folder 2: page 4, 1944 December 30; 1945 February 16, 18 [Series 1]
  • Folder 3: page 5, 1945 February 15, 20, 25 [Series 1]
  • Folder 4: page 6, undated [Series 1]
  • Folder 5: page 7, 1945 February 22; March 2, 6 [Series 1]
  • Folder 6: page 8, 1945 March 8, 9 [Series 1]
  • Folder 7: page 9, 1945 March 5, 16 [Series 1]
  • Folder 8: page 10, 1945 February 1, 4; March 12, 18; April 16 [Series 1]
  • Folder 9: page 11, 1945 March 3, 24, 27 [Series 1]
  • Folder 10: page 14, 1944 December 27 [Series 1]
  • Folder 11: page 15, 1945 March 28 [Series 1]
  • Folder 12: page 16, 1945 April 9, 11, 12 [Series 1]
  • Folder 13: page 17, 1945 March 5; April 15, 16 [Series 1]
  • Folder 14: page 18, 1945 February 19; April 21, 24 [Series 1]
  • Folder 15: page 19, 1945 May 1 [Series 1]
  • Folder 16: page 22, 1945 April 27, 30; May 3 [Series 1]
  • Folder 17: page 23, 1945 May 26, 28, 29 [Series 1]
  • Folder 18: page 24, 1945 June 3, 6 [Series 1]
  • Folder 19: page 25, 1945 June 16, 19 [Series 1]
  • Folder 20: page 26, 1945 June 12 [Series 1]
  • Folder 21: page 27, 1945 June 11, 23 [Series 1]
  • Folder 22: page 28, 1945 June 27 [Series 1]
  • Folder 23: page 29, 1945 July 1, 7, 30; August 2 [Series 1]
  • Folder 24: page 30, 1945 August 5, 25 [Series 1]
  • Folder 25: page 31, 1945 July 28: August 20; September 7 [Series 1]
  • Folder 26: page 32, 1945 September 3 [Series 1]
  • Folder 27: page 38, organization passes [Series 1]
  • Folder 28: page 39, 1945 September 18, 26, 30 [Series 1]
  • Folder 29: page 40, 1945 October 14, 15 [Series 1]
  • Folder 30: page 41, 1945 October 19, 20; November 4 [Series 1]
  • Folder 31: page 42, 1945 November 9 [Series 1]
  • Folder 32: page 43, 1945 November 5 [Series 1]
  • Folder 33: page 44, 1945 November 7, 8, 10 [Series 1]
  • Folder 34: page 45, 1945 September 27; October 8; November 15, 25 [Series 1]
  • Folder 35: page 48, 1945, Army Exchange Services slips [Series 1]
  • Folder 36: page 49, 1945 November 8, 13 [Series 1]
  • Folder 37: loose correspondence, 1945 [Series 1]
  • Folder 38: loose items [Series 1]

Box 3

  • Folder 1: Loose items from scrapbooks 1 and 2 [Series 1]
  • Folder 2: Barbara Tuttle scrapbook, cover page to p. 37 [Series 1]
  • Folder 3: Barbara Tuttle scrapbook, pp. 38-69 (end) [Series 1]
  • Folder 4: Barbara Tuttle scrapbook, materials from envelopes [Series 1]
  • Folder 5: “Distant Relatives,” c. WWI [Series 2]
  • Folder 6: Hawaii photographs [Series 2]
  • Folder 7: WWII bomber nose art, c. 1943 [Series 2]
  • Folder 8: “Dallas Sturm & Family Around WWI,” [Series 2]

Box 4

  • Folder 1: Miscellaneous photographs [Series 2]
  • Folder 2: Album 2, c. 1919-1921 [Series 2]
  • Folder 3: Elsie Lorine Colson [Series 2]
  • Folder 4: Miscellaneous photographs [Series 2]
  • Folder 5: Album 5 - “Distant Relatives [Series 2]

Box 5

  • Folder 1: Negatives [Series 2]
  • Folder 2: WWII - Passing Through San Francisco to Pearl Harbor” [Series 2]
  • Folder 3: Album 5 [Series 2]
  • Folder 4: Miscellaneous photographs [Series 2]
  • Folder 5: Glass plate negative [Series 2]
  • Folder 6: Ephemera [Series 4]
  • Folder 7: 1941 yearbook loose materials [Series 4]
  • Folder 8: 1940 yearbook loose materials [Series 4]
  • Folder 9: 20th Class Reunion materials, 1961 [Series 4]
  • Folder 10: 35th Class Reunion materials, 1976 [Series 4]

Box 6

  • Folder 1: 40th Class Reunion materials, 1981 [Series 4]
  • Folder 2: 50th Class Reunion materials, 1991 [Series 4]
  • Folder 3: Military Records [Series 5]

Box 7

  • Scrapbook 1 [Series 1]

Box 8

  • Scrapbook 2 [Series 1]

Box 9

Note: these items were not labeled or identified prior to their arrival at SC&UA. We have attempted to identify the items but there may be discrepancies.

Artifact group 1: Dallas Sturm’s army uniform buttons

  • 13 items in total.

Artifact group 2: Dallas & Harold Sturm, WWI and WWII

  • 2 Coast Guard Auxiliary pins/buttons
  • Silver one: “Rt. Pocket flap, just above button hole.”
  • Silver/blue: “1” above Rt pocket flap where it’s blind seamed to jacket”
  • “Harold’s baby ring & necklace. Harold’s Sunday school pin.”
  • Medal for Good Conduct
  • Medal, Campaign and Service, Victory, World War II
  • A mirror
  • Medal, American Campaign
  • Whistle
  • Harold Sturm’s dog tags
  • Marksmanship badge[?]
  • WWII Sustineo Alas Air Corps Technical Training Command pin [?] 
  • Prop and Wings (propeller and wings) pins - Air Corps insignia[?] 
  • “U.S.” lapel pins
  • Flag Corps / Signal Corps pin [?]
  • E Pluribus Unum pin 
  • Air Force wings[?] pin 
  • WWII U.S. Army Presidential Unit Citation pin[?] 
  • 3 unidentified pins: gold leaf pin with red A in middle (2) (could be gold oak leaf?); eagle pin with arrowhead, feathers, and paw print (1); red and white pin 
  • U.S. sergeant NCO sleeve chevron patch[?] 
  • Sleeve patch, communications specialist[?] 
  • **originally with Grouping 2 but removed for preservation purposes: “Teletype General Orders” (Series 4)

Artifact group 3:

  • Dallas Sturm’s pocket knife.
  • Wristwatch 
  • United Mexican Border Veterans, 1914-17 pin 
  • American legion pin
  • Mason pin 
  • President Nixon pin 
  • Unidentified pin with star and sword
  • Double headed eagle Masonic pin 
  • Grand Army of the Republic pin 
  • Pocket watch 
  • 1 spoon
  • **originally with Grouping 3 but removed for preservation purposes: Harold Sturm dance cards, packets of negatives** (Series 4 and 2, respectively)

Oversize

  • Group photograph [Series 2]
  • Construction paper "Ivory Tower" flag [Series 4]

 

Appraisal, Destruction, and Scheduling Information

The following materials were disposed of because they are mass produced publications broadly available elsewhere. We have provided their citation information for reference.

  • “The Philippines.” Des Moines Sunday Register, Section Nine. October 29, 1944.
  • “Roosevelt’s Final Meeting With Churchill & Stalin.” Des Moines Sunday Register, Section Nine. April 29, 1945.
  • “This Is the Explosion That Shook the World; The First Atomic Bomb.” Des Moines Sunday Register, Section Nine. October 14, 1945.
  • “Chronology of Important Dates in 1944, at the Fronts and at Home.” Des Moines Sunday Register, Section Nine. December 31, 1944.
  • Cedar Falls Daily Record, pp. 11-12. December 6, 1945.
  • Cedar Falls Daily Record, front page. November 17, 1945.
  • Busch, Noel F. “Task Force 58: Life correspondent tells story of U.S. Navy’s great cruise to break the Japanese power in the Marianas.” LIFE. Vol. 17, no. 3 (July 17, 1944).

Bibliography

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid written by Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, February 2021.