World War II military service record envelopes, ca. 1934-1945

Racine County (Wis.). War Records Committee

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 13.6 c.f. (34 archives boxes)
  • Arrangement Primarily alphabetical by town or municipality within Racine County and thereunder alphabetical by surname
  • Finding Aids
    • Register

Restrictions

  • COLLECTION STORED, ALL or IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.

Summary

  • Envelopes used to collect personal history and military service records for every person living in Racine County who served in any branch of the United States military, primarily in World War II. For some individuals other prior military service is also recorded. Most of the envelopes contain worksheets, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the individuals, most in military uniform.
  • Although the amount of information provided on each envelope varies, the following data is generally completed: name; political subdivision; draft and serial numbers; home address; name, address, and relationship of nearest relative; personal history including date and place of birth; citizenship status; race; marital status; Racine Co. schools attended; occupation; last employer; date entered service; drafted or enlisted; branch of service; rank on entry; reception center; training camps and schools; date of discharge; place of discharge; remarks; and whether photograph is enclosed or not.