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    • Meyer, Uwe (Interview outline and video), 2012

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; Video recordings; United States. Army; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
    • Uwe Meyer, Born in Germany in 1949, moved to Iowa as a child and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969. After training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, he was sent to Vietnam. Upon arrival, he was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 506h Infantry...
    • John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 3

    • Bennitt, John; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1865); Surgeons; Diaries; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care; African Americans
    • This diary was the last of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The third volume (Jan. 1, 1865-May 13, 1865) begins with the account of...
    • John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 2

    • Bennitt, John; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1865); Surgeons; Diaries; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care; United States. Army. Corps, 20th; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891;...
    • This diary is the second of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon for the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The second volume (Feb. 9, 1864-Jan. 13, 1865) continues the account...
    • Avgerinos, Stephen (Interview outline and video), 2012

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; Video recordings; United States. Army; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
    • Steve Avgerinos was born in Chicago in 1949. He enlisted late in 1968 to stay ahead of the draft. He took basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, then AIT at Fort Lewis, and then went on to NCO school at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was then...
    • Special mortgage on twenty two slaves by Francis Duplessis, 1839

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slave records; Slave bills of sale; Slaves; Slaveholders; Banks and banking; Mortgages; Bevin, Pierre; Duplessis, Francis; Dutton, John; Mazureau, Adolphe; Petit, Louis; West, John K.;
    • Special mortgage taken by Francis (Francois) Duplessis (b. 1786 in New Orleans) on twenty two slaves. This mortgage, held by the Union Bank of Louisiana, replaces a previous mortgage on thirty one slaves.
    • Mawby, Russell G. (Interview transcript and video), 2010

    • Philanthropy and society--Personal narratives; Charities--Michigan; Associations, institutions, etc.--Michigan
    • Russ Mawby discusses his youth on a fruit farm and involvement with 4H and the Boy Scouts, his agricultural studies at Michigan State and Purdue Universities, and his military service in the US Army. He reflects on the history of the Kellogg...
    • Receipt from William Florville for services rendered

    • Florville, William, approximately 1806-1868; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; African Americans; Haitians
    • Receipt from William Florville (Billy the Barber), for money received from the estate of E.S. Rohly for services rendered. Florville was Abraham Lincoln's African American barber in Springfield, Ill.
    • Petition by the executors of the estate of Edmund Townsend, 1854

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slave records; Court records; Slaves; Slaveholders; Townsend, Edmund; Townsend, John E.; Townsend, Samuel C.; Townsend, Thomas; Townsend, Wentworth R.; Johnson, Henrietta; Johnson, Robert; Parkes, L.;...
    • Petition by the executors of the estate of Edmund Townsend directing the disposition of two female slaves who are the daughters of the deceased.
    • Ohio. Outdoor barbershop

    • Photographs; Photography; Barbers; Barbering; African Americans
    • Outdoor barbershop in Ohio. Original caption, "Outdoor barbershop--some men shanghied by 'employment agencies' in Cincinnati and Louisville."
    • Youngen, Lois (Interview transcript and video), 2010

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); Video recordings; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League--Personal narratives; Baseball for women--United States; Baseball; Sports for women; World War, 1939-1945; Baseball players--Indiana;...
    • Lois Youngen was born in a small town in Ohio in 1933. She grew up playing baseball with boys from her town, and played on a boys’ team for several years before switching to a girls’ softball team while in high school. She learned about the All...
    • Crumback, Linda (Interview outline and video), 2011

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; Other veterans & civilians--Personal narratives, American; United States. Air Force
    • Linda Crumback was one of the first women to go through the Air Force ROTC School. She would serve her country for 22 years, initially monitoring missile launches, and later working with computers and computer software. She served on bases in...
    • Letter to James Anderson from George Washington Parke Custis, June 26, 1806

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slaves; Slaveholders; Plantations; Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.); Anderson, James; Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857; Thornton, William, 1759-1828
    • Letter to James Anderson, manager of the White House Plantation from George Washington Parke Custis, the grandson of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, from Mt. Washington. The letter concerns the management of the properties, sale of livestock,...
    • Hon. E. B. Payne from Wells C. Morrill

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 37th (1861-1866); Suffrage; African Americans;
    • Letter from Civil War soldier Wells C. Morrill to friend E. B. Payne with an account of promotions in Co. H of the Illinois 37th Infantry, and his negative reaction to negro suffrage.

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