Pomona College and the WWII Years Collection

Sean Stanley
Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library
800 North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3977
Email: specialcollections@claremont.edu
URL: https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
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The Claremont Colleges Library. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Pomona College and the WWII Years Collection
Dates: 2001 April 27 - April 28
Collection number: PC.0050
Extent: 5 Linear Feet (5 record cartons)
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, CA 91711.
Abstract: The collection includes video recordings of oral history interviews and panel discussions that took place during the World War II Symposium, "Focus on a Generation: Pomona College and the WWII Years" over Alumni Weekend on April 27th and 28th, 2001. The collected video recordings feature Pomona College alumni discussing civilian life, including life on campus, as well as military and other experiences during the war years.
Physical Location: Please consult repository.
Language of Material: Languages represented in collection: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to the Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pomona College and the WWII Years Collection (PC-0050). Pomona College Archives, Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, California.

Accruals

Additions to the collection are not anticipated.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Stanley in 2021. VHS and DVD copies stored separately.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Pomona College and the WWII Years Collection contains video recordings of oral history interviews with Pomona College alumni and panel discussions related to topics on World War II. The Pomona College Alumni Association chose "Focus on a Generation: Pomona College and the WWII Years" as the subject of its 12th annual Symposium, which was held during Alumni Weekend on April 27th and 28th, 2001. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, alumni from the Classes of 1935 to 1951 participated as panelists, moderators, and speakers, sharing experiences on the home front as well as abroad in Europe and the Pacific.
The oral history project was developed as part of the WWII Symposium with a view to reach wider future audiences. Nearly 100 alumni volunteered to record highlights of civilian life, including life on the Pomona College campus, as well as military and other experiences during the war years. Individually and collectively, these videotapes provide a collection that serves to document the recollections of the World War II generation.
Panel and roundtable discussions featured during the event, included "The Home Front: Pomona During the War Years and Civilian Efforts;" "WWII Land and Air Battles: Europe and the Pacific;" "Pomona's Women in Uniform: WAC, WAVES, and Red Cross;" "Pacific Naval Battles, the Sea War for Europe, and the Occupation of Japan and Germany;" and "History of Hollywood: Did the Movies Ever Get It Right?" A keynote address, "The Time of One's Life: Perspectives on the War" was given by Gaines Post, Jr., emeritus professor of history at Claremont McKenna College. The event's closing session, "Reflections on the WWII Generation," was led by Verne Orr '37, former Secretary of the Air Force.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following two series:
  • Series 1: VHS
  • Series 2: DVD
Oral history interviews are arranged chronologically by graduation date and alphabetically by last name where no graduation date is given. Panel discussion recordings are arranged alphabetically by title.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.

Subject Terms

Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
Alumni and alumnae
College students
World War, 1939-1945

Genre and Form of Materials

Audio-visual materials
Oral histories


 

Series 1:  VHS

Box 1

Wiliam Fellows '33

Box 1

Walter Lincoln Spaulding '36

Box 1

Kathryn Johnson Allen '37

Box 1

Cherry Churchill Belanger '37

Box 1

Henry D. Felsenthal '37

Box 1

Edward M. Fryer '37

Box 1

Verne Orr '37

Box 1

Carlton Rogers '37

Box 1

Seth Willard Smith '37

Box 1

Carl Arnold '38

Box 1

Edwin Crittenden '38

Box 1

Stephen I. Zetterberg '38 (Part 1 of 2)

Box 1

Stephen I. Zetterberg '38 (Part 2 of 2)

Box 1

Brooks Crabtree '39

Box 1

Preston Hill '39 (Part 1 of 2)

Box 1

Preston Hill '39 (Part 2 of 2)

Box 1

John Knight '39

Box 1

Helen Diemer Williamson '39

Box 1

Jane Sanford Lewis '40

Box 1

Robert M. Boddy '41

Box 1

Eleanor Forbes Pierson '41

Note

2 copies, one does not include sound.
Box 1

Helen Stull Posthuna '41

Box 1

Frances Paul Randau '41

Box 1

Lewis Robertson '41

Box 1

Jack Shelton '41

Box 1

Walter Clark '42

Box 1

Katherine Story French '42

Box 1

Martha Palmer Fulller '42

Box 1

Morton C. Johnson '42

Box 1

Grant McCully '42

Box 1

Jack D. Tanner '42

Box 1

Monroe '42 and Ann Betts Morgan '43 (Part 1 of 2)

Box 1

Monroe '42 and Ann Betts Morgan '43 (Part 2 of 2)

Box 2

Mary Cooke Miller '43

Box 2

Alice Bucquet McCully '43

Box 2

Skipper Rostker '43

Box 2

Mary Scott Winslow '43

Box 2

Bruce Adkinson '44

Box 2

Edwin Barnes '44

Box 2

Muir Dawson '44

Box 2

Wendell Miller '44

Box 2

Mayme Lou Stevens Bruce '45

Box 2

Barbara Lee Harn Covey '45

Note

No sound
Box 2

William D. Davis, Jr. '45

Box 2

Malcolm Douglass '45

Box 2

Charles Detoy '46

Box 2

John H. Napier III '46

Box 2

Jack Bradford '47

Box 2

Claire Kingman McDonald '47

Box 2

Robert H. Shelton '47

Box 2

Enid Hart Douglass '48

Box 2

William Graham '48

Box 2

Betty Easterday Loveland '48

Box 2

Gilbert F. Madden '48

Box 2

Edward W. Malan '48

Box 2

Arthur Murray Robinson '48 (Part 1 of 2)

Box 2

Arthur Murray Robinson '48 (Part 2 of 2)

Box 2

Richard P. Gist '49

Box 2

Kenneth McClain '49

Box 2

Gus H. Miller '49

Box 2

Harold Witherbee '49

Box 2

Robert S. Broyles '50

Box 2

Lloyd Cotter '50

Box 2

Helen Fowler Crawford '50

Box 2

Charles Kundert '50

Box 2

Winslow Lincoln, Jr. '50

Box 2

Marguerite Loyau McIntosh '50

Box 3

Robert M. Phillips (Part 1 of 2)

Box 3

Robert M. Phillips (Part 2 of 2)

Box 3

George Hunter '51

Box 3

Nicholas Polos '51

Box 3

Malcolm McClain '55

Box 3

Yost Amrein (Part 1 of 2)

Box 3

Yost Amrein (Part 2 of 2)

Box 3

Karl Kohn

Box 3

Harrison McIntosh

Box 3

Ed Phillips (Part 1 of 2)

Box 3

Ed Phillips (Part 2 of 2)

Box 3

Lenn Pierson

Box 3

Babe Posthuma

Box 3

Jane Sanders

Box 3

Marilee Scaff (Part 1 of 2)

Box 3

Marilee Scaff (Part 2 of 2)

Box 3

Richard Sheirich

Box 3

Herbert Smith

Box 3

Fred Sontag

Box 3

Norman Williamson

Box 3

America's Armada

Box 3

Battle of the Bulge

Box 3

Battle of the Bulge (Part 1 of 2)

Note

2 copies
Box 3

Battle of the Bulge (Part 2 of 2)

Note

2 copies
Box 3

Coast Watchers of the South Pacific

Note

2 copies
Box 3

Coast Watchers of the South Pacific (Part 2)

Note

2 copies
Box 3

Home Front

Note

2 copies
Box 3

Island Hopping Under Fire

Note

2 copies
Box 4

Island Hopping Under Fire (Part 1 of 2)

Note

2 copies
Box 4

Island Hopping Under Fire (Part 2 of 2)

Note

2 copies
Box 4

An Iwo Jima Retrospective

Box 4

Keynote: Gaines Post

Note

2 copies
Box 4

Operation Olympic

Note

2 copies
Box 4

Our Men in China, Burma, India (Part 1)

Note

2 copies
Box 4

Reflections-Closing Session

Note

6 copies
Box 4

Women in Uniform (Part 1 of 2)

Note

2 copies
Box 4

Women in Uniform (Part 2 of 2)

Note

2 copies
 

Series 2:  DVD

Box 5

William Fellows '33

Box 5

Harry D. Felsenthal '37

Box 5

Edward M. Freyer '37

Box 5

Verne Orr '37

Box 5

Preston Hill '39 (Parts 1 & 2)

Box 5

John Knight '39

Box 5

Eleanor Forbes Pierson '41

Box 5

Helen Stull Posthuma '41

Box 5

Frances Paul Randau '41

Box 5

Lewis Robertson '41

Box 5

Monroe '42 and Ann Betts Morgan '43

Box 5

Katherine Story French '42

Box 5

Martha Palmer Fuller '42

Box 5

Morton Johnson '42

Box 5

Grant McCulty '42

Box 5

Alice Bucquet McCully '43

Box 5

Mary Cooke Miller '43

Box 5

Wendell Miller '44

Box 5

Muir Dawson '44

Box 5

Barbara Lee Harn Covey '45

Note

No sound
Box 5

William D. Davis, Jr. '45

Box 5

Malcolm Douglass '45

Box 5

Charles Detoy '46

Box 5

John H. Napier III '46

Box 5

Claire Kingman McDonald '47

Box 5

Enid Hart Douglass '48

Box 5

Betty Easterday Loveland '48

Box 5

Gilbert F. Madden '48

Box 5

Edward W. Malan '48

Box 5

Lee McDonald '48

Box 5

Arthur Murray Robinson '48 (Part 1 of 2)

Box 5

Arthur Murray Robinson '48 (Part 2 of 2)

Box 5

Richard P. Gist '49

Box 5

Lloyd Cotter '50

Box 5

Helen Fowler Crawford '50

Box 5

Charles Kundert '50

Box 5

Winslow Lincoln, Jr. '50

Box 5

Robert Broyles (Part 1)

Box 5

William Graham

Box 5

Karl Kohn

Box 5

Sanford Lewis

Box 5

Marguerite McIntosh

Box 5

Rober Phillips (Parts 1 & 2)

Box 5

Nicholas Polos (Part 1)

Box 5

Marilee Scaff (Parts 1 & 2)

Box 5

Richard Sheirich (Part 1)

Box 5

Fred Sontag

Box 5

Jack Tanner

Box 5

Norman Williamson

Box 5

Mary Winslow

Box 5

Harold Witherbee

Box 5

Stephen Zeterberg (Parts 1 & 2)

Box 5

Battle of the Bulge (Parts 1 & 2)

Box 5

Coast Watchers of the Pacific (Parts 1 & 2)

Box 5

Home Front

Box 5

An Iwo Jima Retrospective

Box 5

Keynote: Gaines Post

Box 5

Women in Uniform (Parts 1 & 2)

Note

2 copies